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What Will Be The Top Products In The CE Industry in 2016?

8/08/2011 12:01:00 AM Eastern

“Smartphones — they
will be the nexus of
entertainment, data,
as well as communications.”
Warren
Mann
, Managing
Director, World Merchants

“HDTVs and Internet tablets because
HDTV keeps evolving and improving
in technology, and Internet tablets
because they will also become a
household product that millions will
buy.” — Ron Bigos, Sales, Home Entertainment
Distributors

“I think that tablets will be one of
the leading categories five years from
now. What will be interesting is to
see how they integrate into your everyday
life, such as docking and controlling
your tablets in your vehicle,
bridging the UI gap that all products
have these days.” — Jason Montalvo,
Account Executive, Focused Marketing
Solutions

“Handheld multi-use devices. iPhone
has changed the game. Consumers
no longer need multiple deivces —
GPS, camera, phone, video camera
and even computer.” — Sara Lane,
Sales Manager, Haier America

“Tablets and smartphones will continue
to evolve, and depending on
the state of the economy, new TV
technologies like OLED may begin to
make inroads.” — Clay Cupples,
A/V Buyer, Queen City Audio Video &
Appliances

“Smartphone — once it gets ‘Live TV’
it’ll be a new day. Laptops-tablets will
be second as they become the brains
of the brains of the TV cloud delivery
to smartphones, laptops/tablets, etc.”
Kris Portmann, President, Kaliber
LTD Inc

“Tablets are fast becoming a driving
force in the industry and remain a
dominant platform for many years to
come. The other categories that will
dominate include smartphones, but
HDTV, in different iterations including
3D [and] IPTV, will also continue
as a top category and gateway in the
home.” — Mike Fidler, Owner, MRF
Consulting

“As the tablet industry ramps up and
expands the software applications,
more consumers will go to the tablets
instead of notebooks [and] TVs.
This will not change. The only thing
that changes will be how we receive
content.” — Randy Adams, Vendor
Business Manager, Ingram Micro
Consumer Electonics Division

“Portable ‘smart’ devices
but something far
more advanced than
what we currently
know as the smartphone.”
Jeff Kussard,
Strategic Development,
Capitol

“Video games. This category continues
to grow. More systems to play
games. Consoles continue to improve.”
Vance Cochran, PEM Manager,
Fred Meyer

“Mobile Internet devices, appcessories,
displays, network items [are]
all content [that] will move around
the network and the Cloud, so these
endpoints and the items to improve,
customize, and accessorize them will
be the largest categories.” — Robert
Heiblim
, Principal, BlueSalve/RH Associates

“Home automation that provides
lifestyle convenience. People want
instant access to their security, cameras,
lighting. They want notifications
when things happen and when
they don’t happen.” — Ron Pullen,
General Manager, Audio Video by
Design

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