Here's what we can expect in the coming 12 months to help us work faster and easier while on the move:
Large and cheap Solid-State Drives (SSD): Because they have no mechanical moving parts, SSDs will let our notebooks run longer before draining the battery, compared to ordinary hard disks. They are also less prone to failure if you drop them. The newer notebooks already offer them as an expensive option (like the Apple MacBook Air), but we can expect them to get larger and cheaper in the coming months.
Built-in 802.11n and HSDPA: New notebooks will have built-in high-speed 802.11n and HSDPA mobile broadband, like the ASUS U6. Sorry, no more excuses for being offline.
Slimmer, lighter notebooks: With the ASUS Eee PC and Apple MacBook Air, we see a trend of smaller notebooks that sacrifice expandability for portability. We can expect many clones of these ultra-portable notebooks coming real soon.
Wireless USB: We will be able to connect our notebooks to monitors and projectors wirelessly, thanks to wireless USB. Wireless USB works just like Bluetooth, except that it supports wireless data transmission at high speeds (150Mbps), fast enough to support high-quality video. Find out more here.
Google Android phones: We'll see new mobile phones running on the Google Android platform. We can expect Google services like search and maps to be tightly integrated into the phones. The Android platform also offers a new variation of Java optimised for mobile phones, so we'll see mobile applications that run more efficiently and are better integrated with the new phones.