Technology trends in 2011

TABLETS
Until now, it was assumed that tablet computers would be snapped up by consumers. But Deloitte says a quarter of sales will be corporate.

NETBOOKS
Cheap, relatively unsophisticated and ultra-portable netbooks will continue to eat away at the dominance of the desktop PC.

APPLE
Steve Jobs’ runaway success is likely to continue into 2011, although he will not get the smartphone and tablet market to himself.

MICROSOFT
Steve Ballmer needs to come up with a way of replacing desktop PC software revenues, as newer devices grab market share.