After 4 days here at the CeBIT trade fair I was finally able to break away from the stand to go see some other fair exhibits. Here is brief summary of what is being shown at the fair, reflecting some interesting trends in the IT industry.

Mobile Device & Communications

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This section of the fair is clearly positioned on GPS; I found it everywhere and in everything. There doesn’t seem to be one manufacturer without their own GPS device, most of which seem to be exactly the same. I was disappointed to not find much innovation with GPS, some improvements in the maps (better 3D images with real-life road signs), but nothing really attention grabbing.

Mobile phones continue along the same path as previous years with improved integrated digital cameras (5 mega pixels seems to be the new standard), similar designs (as expected many iPhone look-a-likes) and of course integrated GPS.

Computers / Notebooks

Common focus here seems to be on gaming, overclocking, cooling systems, and rugged computing. There are some amazing systems mostly decked out with quad core processors and eye catching graphic cards, exceeding needs of the most die hard gamers.

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I found a large variety of CPU cooling systems such as this hydro cooling solution. The use of advanced cooling systems are popular for the trend to enable PC over clocking.

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Many notebook computers are proudly presenting turbo buttons. The use of which claim up to 20% more computing power.

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Rugged computing is grabbing the attention of others besides just Panasonic. The fair offered a wide range of durable notebooks as tested and illustrated in this booth.

Extras

The fair has added some nice other extras this year to help grab the attention of the visitors and to promote certain technologies.

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More to come in the next days…

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