Most anticipated tech products of 2013
We’re not sure some of them are even on the drawing board, but they’d be great to see
By Tim Greene | Network World US | Published: 16:33, 20 December 2012
As the old year winds down a sense of hope arises that the hints and inklings of new products and services that have been leaking out over the past months may actually materialise in the New Year. Some of them are products that vendors have solidly promised and assigned release dates to, some are part of vaguely marked road maps and some are simply pipedreams fuelled by persistent rumours. Others are services or intriguing situations that could arise. Regardless, here are some of the ones that have caught our eye and that we hope turn out to be as eye catching in reality.
Blackberry 10 smartphone
Hyped as the device that will save Research in Motion, Blackberry 10 is set to officially launch January 30, with availability scheduled sometime in the first quarter of 2013. This device embraces the full touchscreen of iPhones and Android smartphones but boasts enterprise-friendly software that enables tight management and segregation of personal and corporate data. Already 5,000 alpha versions of the devices have been given to developers to start working on apps. No word yet on price.