The compactflash standard a( or compactflash + standard which is more appropriate), is a standard for the ultra-small, removable data storage system and additional card functionality including magnetic disk drive data storage and I/O cards such as ethernet, serial, fax/modem, digital phone card, USB, barcode scanner, Bluetooth, 802.11b wireless LAN, wireless digital cell phone cards, etc.
For now the compactflash peripherals seem quite popular for PDA device, like PCMCIA for a few years ago, despite they are very similar.
I would like to get your opinions on the following questions: Do you think in the next couple of years, the compactflash standard is likely to get more popular, or to become obsolete and being replaced by another standard? Do you know any opponents of CF standard, either current or potential, can replace CF standard in the future?
It is a very open-mind question, and any opinion will be highly regarded.