Since there are many things which technically “won't happen in 2008,” ABI Research analysts focused on some of the company's main areas of expertise, which includes digital media, consumer electronics, mobile handsets, Wi-Fi
, wireless networks and RFID. By singling out technologies they’re confident won't
be setting the market ablaze next year, they can isolate what will
happen through the course of the rest of the decade.
Among their conclusions are that plug-in hybrid vehicles won’t make a big splash in next year, and that Motorola’s (News
) mobile devices division won’t find stability. They also analyze the continued lack of Wi-Fi security, and the future of handset navigation systems.