Thursday, December 29, 2005

What will it be for next year?

We are at the tail end of 2005. What will it be for us next year? Let’s look into my crystal ball….Oh! my crystal ball is made in Malaysia, its still does not have a good roaming capabilities, hence most of the forecast is local contents. So here is a list of prediction as below, just for fun.

TV
As you walk into an electrical shop you could see that most of the TV that is on display is either an LCD TV or Plasma TV. I could foresee that by end of next year, LCD and plasma TV will fully replace the conventional TV in electrical shops. This is due to my anticipation that LCD TV price will drop further. Now you could get a branded 32 inch LCD TV for Rm8,000, by end of next year it will goes down to Rm 5,000 to RM6,000. I have seen a 3d version of LCD TV in Bangkok. I guess this will be introduced into our Malaysian Market soon, most likely for advertising purpose.

Mobile Phone
The just announce proposal to reduce the cost of SMS, MMS and mobile phone calls will be a driving force for mobile service provider to branch out to other services to brings in the money. 3G has been introduced for some time but it has not been fully exploited and use widely as the cost of owning a 3G phone is still high. However I anticipate that the mobile service provider will subsidize heavily and drive down the cost of owning 3G phones as their earning depends on the usage of such services. Hence they will put a carrot in front of the consumer in the form of cheap 3G phones. Once the consumer bought it and starts to use it, it will be a stable flow of profits for them. It will be the case of I fork out Rm100 once but after that you will give me back Rm100 every month. Another reason it’s the size of 3G phones. It’s big and heavy that is a disadvantage as it has alienated almost half of its potential customer, the ladies. I guess next year will be a year whereby smaller 3G phones will be introduced.

PDA phone will also going to be a hot item. As PDA phone starts to pack in the capability such as mega pixels camera, Wireless or WIFI connection, it will at least have a strong following in terms of the StarBuck patron. I foresee next year the major players might join in the fun and more new PDA phone will be introduced. This will result in a lot of Starbuck patron bringing out their PDA phone to surf instead of a 5 pounds notebook.

Petrol Price
Will most likely increase further as the government is finding ways to fund the country, be it new projects or revive whatever sensitive projects or other subsidies. I guess it will increase for another 15 to 20 percent by end of next year.

War or Major Terrorist Attack
Will there be another major war such as in Iraq now. Or will there be another 9/11, Bali Bombing, Embassy Bombing, underground station, or ??? Very hard to say, my crystal ball is not clear on this as it does not have roaming facilities but I can safely say as long as there is differences in terms of view on issues such as political, religion, distribution of wealth, feeling of discrimination and etc. There will still be unpleasant events happening in the world. The world will only achieve peace when all its occupants lives as one which is as humankind.

Is there anymore? Let me think first, in the mean time I am dreaming of an interesting metal in black...

11 comments:

Lynne said...

Wah, I likey your metal in black too leh, can buy me one?? Hehehe

keatix said...

sleeeek man. coool. lynne gonna hv an aston, dont care about her...get me one ok?

leecs said...

woooo pak soo coming:

let me add on:

1. wide screen going for all the notebook, standard default memory become 1GB RAM
2. 10mega pixels digital camara, if not mistaken sony launched one already...
3. more hybrid cars into the market due to oil price increasing...
4. a good fight between google and MS over the windows LIVE and googles apps...
...
.... still no bonus (hope this is wrong then...)

keatix said...

p'soo, sawadeee pee mai na kap!!

Lynne said...

Dun listen to Keatix (keatix, do you want me to piak you with a wet otter ... oops, that's dead, I will have to find a new animal soon!). Pak Soo, please buy me one lah, it will be my Thursday car!

keatix said...

dont listen to herrrrrr. lynne, u r damn greedy. use your own money k? u and yr greenbacks...step aside for ringgits..hehehehehe.

c o n s u e l a said...

lol...funny comments up there! yeah that black ride sure does look cool and cantik!

well its coming to the end of the year. 2005 was all in all a good year and I hope 2006 will be better. Here's wishing you a very Happy and Healthy New Year, SooHK :)

hui ying said...

soohk: off topic..:p .
i think u r thinner than i last saw u one year ago.. did u loose weight?
Anyway, HAPPY NEW YEAR 2006!!

aGent X said...

May your black metal be the best ride for you in 2006! Happy New Year..cheers!

SooHK said...

Lynne, maybe the small modal car is still within my budget...the actual one it takes maybe a few lifetime...hahaha

Keatix, how come you know lynne is going to get an aston, hahaha...Sawadee Pi Mai...

LeeCS,
1) Notebook of 1 GB memory should be right prediction, the wide screen has happen already. All notebooks now is widescreen, not matter is chap Ah Kow or Chap Lenovo...
2) If you are talking about the compact, I think 8 mega and not 10 mega will be common for most major players. As I do not think they will provide higher than that. Because if its higher than that then it will be a direct competition against their own Digital SLR. For Digital SLR, I predict 10 mega to be common. Yeap Sony introduce a 10 mega as they do not have SLR...
3)Hybrid Cars will still be a show case kinda of thing, meaning it will be for the high end modal. As even in USA most petrol station still does not have the facilities except in California (I am refering to hydrogen cell driven car). Hence even if a consumer owns a hybrid car, most of the time they will still pump petrol into it.
4) Google and Microsoft battle, you are right....

Consuela, Thanks for the wishes, same to you and your family too..ya

Hui Ying, yeap My weight has dropped a bit but it has been stable for the past 5 months plus...

Agentx, cheers and Happy new year to you too...

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