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Mobile tech innovations we want to see next year

We want more innovation in our mobile phones and want hype turned into reality. Here are my predictions of hot trends for mobiles on their way in 2017.
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By Eileen Brown, Contributor on
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2 of 8 Structure

Depth-Sensing Camera

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3 of 8 The Eye Tribe

Eye tracking

Eye tracking has been around for a while in the VR headset / gaming world and for use in analytics. In 2017 you will see eye tracking used in more ways such as biometric access control, and mobile device control in conjunction with a device such as Amazon Echo.


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5 of 8 Microsoft
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6 of 8 Arovia

External display

If you want a fold up portable projector to show your mobile videos to your friends, then the SPUD is the device for you. The Spontaneous Pop Up Display gives you 24 inches of projection. Expect to see a lot more of these around in 2017.


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7 of 8 Tuff

Unbreakable Phones

Although we dream of our iPhone being unbreakable, sadly this feature is a long way off for consumers. Fortunately waterproof, dustproof, shockproof phones are already here. If you need long lasting tough phone functionality over style and looks then search for a rugged phone in 2017.

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