The Latest CEATEC Seems Oddly Familiar

Every year in Japan around this time they have the CEATEC show where the latest and greatest ideas for mobile phones are displayed. I’m noticing, though, that the future always seems to hold the same things. More funky designs, more images, more ringtones, and the ability to use your phone as a wallet at vending machines. All of these things have been discussed for years. While they appear to be getting closer to mainstream use, I’m a bit disappointed that we’re not seeing anything that feels really revolutionary coming out of the show.

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