Samsung & Philips - RF4CE

With the RF4CE spec now available, expect to see product announcements coming thick & fast over the following months.

The first of these comes from Samsung, who have just announced they've received ZigBee certification:

Meanwhile, Philips have announced the first remote control solution using ZigBee RF4CE:

And if this article's prediction is correct, then vendors should start shipping devices by Christmas 2009, and top 160 million units by 2012:

We're really excited by the potential of this new wave of wireless consumer electronics, replacing infra-red technology that's been around for many years.