POSTED BY Haubey on 3:33 PM under
Hello, to all. This is the first post of 2009 and it is all about changes. What will happen, what will not happen. What we want to happen. To start us off, I'd like to say that Tech Talk With Haub Blog will take off because I know that everyone who reads this will tell everyone to go to this website. Now that that's over with, here are the top five tech predictions for 2009:

1. The Portable GPS dies. Sorry, but Garmin is the only one of you companies to stay alive because they are making a phone. Smartphones have GPS's in them, and in most cases they are better because they are updated more often and have cool features, which justifies the monthly cost of their service. So sorry GPS, you have the same fate as HD-DVD--death.

2. Windows 7 will be the perfect Vista. Sorry Mac fans (myself included), but Microsoft is gonna get it right this time, luck number 7 (Actually it's 9 if you count Windows 3 and 3.1, but whatever). Simple name, same experience as Vista (that's a good thing, yeah I know) no driver problems, faster bootup and shutdown, better UAC (that's a biggie), better management of all system components, and an overall better OS. Windows 7 will be then next Windows 95; revolutionary.

3. Google Android will surpass the Apple Iphone's Slim OS X as the most widely used OS in North America (not the world, which is controlled by Nokia's Symbian). So many phones are coming out with Android on them in 2009, that there is no way this doesn't happen. Sorry Apple.

4. Apple is going to make something really..................BAD. I know, I know, you will all scold me in your comments, but the company that can do no wrong has been getting some bad publicity lately, and they will do something stupid, and bring back thoughts of the Newton, and when they had fired Steve Jobs and not brought him back.

5. Palm will go out of business, OR (that's a big or) hit the big time with Nova. We don't know too much about it yet, but that is the prediction. Short, simple, and to the point.

Now it's your turn. come up with some predictions of your own, agree with mine, agree to disagree with mine, or lambaste me for my stupid ideas, and how I don't deserve to live. It's up to you.
2 comments so far:
    joseph January 2, 2009 at 11:30 AM , said...

    Garmin NUVIphone will fail. It is really bad and by the time it gets released it will be outdated. Now Garmin's Android phone...

    Windows '95 was vista. It was about as buggy. Win 7 is '98 which was like '95 but much, much more stable

    3- maybe, maybe not

    4- I doubt

    5- Nova will save Palm and they will be a major player in the smartphone business again.

    Now I wish Chrome had a better spellcheck. come on, smartphone isn't a word?

    joseph January 2, 2009 at 12:18 PM , said...

    Also, I think that AOL will be the next Yahoo and I don't mean beach-front property whose owner won't sell it.