CNET Top 5
Predictions for 2010Want to know what IBM, Palm, and all the other tech biggies will be up to next year? Tom thinks he knows.
^M00:00:01 [ Music ] ^M00:00:07 >> Welcome to CNET Top 5 where each time we meet we count down another hot CNET list, I'm Tom Merritt. End of the year means everybody feels the urge to make guesses at what's going to happen next year, I'm no exception. Last year, I said GPS would die [buzzer] it's kind of sick. I predicted a huge security breech, we also had one with DNS. Predicted a mind control game device [buzzer] wrong there, figured Android would out sell Iphone [buzzer] that's a way wrong there and band width riots [buzzer]. I wasn't even trying last year. This time I did my research, I buckled down and I got serious and now I'm ready, it's predicting time. At number 5, IBM will get back into hardware. Lenovo has successfully disassociated the ThinkPad from IBM but IBM wants badly to get into the Cloud services game and what better way to juice that up than a Cloud appliance from IBM. I'm thinking some kind of network tablety [assumed spelling] thing. Coming in to number 4...good by Palm the Pre was suppose to be Palms savior but its run out of steam and it has not saved the poor device maker and the Pixie ain't picking up the slack. The brand may live under some other company but I think [organ music] we may have seen the last of the PDA trailblazers. Up to number 3, the Cloud it will be everywhere, Enterprise Cloud Services are going to get serious, you're going to see more private Clouds created, will we need terrariums for that...I kid. And best of all one of the major telephone companies is going to get into the business of providing Cloud services, conflict of interest, what conflict of interest. Sliding into number 2, 3-D TV will be the new HDTV, they already exist but the forces are marshaling to really push 3-D TV hard into your living room. Do you kind of remember how HDTV was back in 2004, sort of they were suddenly on every store shelf in sight but only crazy Phil up the street had one, that's 3-D TV in 2010. Before we get to number 1, time for another lame prize. I already mentioned my predictions from last year earlier on, go to the blog post for this Top 5, at log.cnettv.com and tell me this, what was my number 1 prediction last year and do you think it was correct. Be one of the first ten people to correctly identify the prediction and you could win this LED flashlight to help you see the future, dead batteries included. All right let's get to our number 1, my top prediction for 2010 at number 1, it's Apple Tablet, yes for once I'm actually going to predict and Apple product. We will get an Apple tablet I believe this, here's why. It is going to come in the summer, it'll play music and video but be particularly targeted towards magazines and books, I think it's going to be 10 inches, cost $899 and shake up the e-read world hard. Well, that's it for this addition of CNET Top 5, don't forget to go to blog.cnettv.com to answer the trivia question and win the flash light, maybe I can rustle up some batteries for you and check back this time next year to see how I did. I'm Tom Merritt, Happy New Year. ^M00:03:13 [ Music ] ^M00:03:16