Mobile revolution, economy trip up tech giants

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bookwerm wrote:

The tech industry could be working on the next big thing instead of being bummed they are not making as much with the last big thing.
* Create a “super hot spot” device with screen, keyboard and set up to connect to a tablet or phone. THAT is the new phone booth. Create a superphone, access to the drive in your phone to work on a document. Don’t have to carry a laptop, get a loaner system like that.

* Supercameraphone, create a compact high zoom low light CMOS sensor based camera (at least 8Mp), use the view screen as screen for smart phone.

* Swiss army knife phone, has dongles on winders for video and sound, even USB, never don’t have the cable. The phone would be a bit thicker but that would not be an issue for many. Electronics need volume, not necessarily area, can stack, so a decent size for screen leaves a pretty thin phone.

Oct 18, 2012 12:05am EDT  --  Report as abuse
bookwerm wrote:

The tech industry could be working on the next big thing instead of being bummed they are not making as much with the last big thing.
* Create a “super hot spot” device with screen, keyboard and set up to connect to a tablet or phone. THAT is the new phone booth. Create a superphone, access to the drive in your phone to work on a document. Don’t have to carry a laptop, get a loaner system like that.

* Supercameraphone, create a compact high zoom low light CMOS sensor based camera (at least 8Mp), use the view screen as screen for smart phone.

* Swiss army knife phone, has dongles on winders for video and sound, even USB, never don’t have the cable. The phone would be a bit thicker but that would not be an issue for many. Electronics need volume, not necessarily area, can stack, so a decent size for screen leaves a pretty thin phone.

Oct 18, 2012 12:05am EDT  --  Report as abuse
bookwerm wrote:

The tech industry could be working on the next big thing instead of being bummed they are not making as much with the last big thing.
* Create a “super hot spot” device with screen, keyboard and set up to connect to a tablet or phone. THAT is the new phone booth. Create a superphone, access to the drive in your phone to work on a document. Don’t have to carry a laptop, get a loaner system like that.

* Supercameraphone, create a compact high zoom low light CMOS sensor based camera (at least 8Mp), use the view screen as screen for smart phone.

* Swiss army knife phone, has dongles on winders for video and sound, even USB, never don’t have the cable. The phone would be a bit thicker but that would not be an issue for many. Electronics need volume, not necessarily area, can stack, so a decent size for screen leaves a pretty thin phone.

Oct 18, 2012 12:05am EDT  --  Report as abuse
bookwerm wrote:

The tech industry could be working on the next big thing instead of being bummed they are not making as much with the last big thing.
* Create a “super hot spot” device with screen, keyboard and set up to connect to a tablet or phone. THAT is the new phone booth. Create a superphone, access to the drive in your phone to work on a document. Don’t have to carry a laptop, get a loaner system like that.

* Supercameraphone, create a compact high zoom low light CMOS sensor based camera (at least 8Mp), use the view screen as screen for smart phone.

* Swiss army knife phone, has dongles on winders for video and sound, even USB, never don’t have the cable. The phone would be a bit thicker but that would not be an issue for many. Electronics need volume, not necessarily area, can stack, so a decent size for screen leaves a pretty thin phone.

Oct 18, 2012 12:05am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ChicagoFats wrote:

When business writers talk about “mobile” with reference to companies as diverse as Google, Zynga, and Amazon, they’re really using the same word to mean different things. Comparing Amazon’s Kindle mobile device to mobile phones accessing the Google apps on the Internet, for example, is not very useful, unless I’m really way behind the curve. It’s gonna be a mobile world, and the transition is actually occurring, but the thinking about advertising is going to have to undergo a paradigm shift also. The kind of sidebar ads that are so common in the PC world aren’t going to work very well on a 2″ wide mobile phone unless the display is forcibly turned on its side, in which case it will take twice as long to read an article (assuming the Iphone user is actually interested in reading articles on the Internet). So how do you drag the mobile users’ eyeballs to the everpresent Internet ads? I haven’t found any discussion of that yet. Google or some other smart outfit will figure it out in a bit, but for now it shouldn’t be all that surprising that mobile devices and PCs aren’t seeing exactly the same kind of use, so there’s no apples to apples comparison available to measure ad revenue.

Of course, that’s just my opinion – I could be wrong (apologies to D. Miller).

Oct 19, 2012 3:05am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Krowster wrote:

I’m still using the phone I purchases several years ago. Besides, with few people having jobs, who can afford the rates?

Oct 19, 2012 7:50am EDT  --  Report as abuse
tomwinans wrote:

There are always longer tails for sunsetting technologies. Consider the mainframe that was to be replaced by a modern and smaller/commodity priced alternative so many years ago. That is because we seem to forget about the cases where the newer/cheaper/faster aren’t always so … and how important the use cases are that use them.

Vis-a-vis mobile … we expect a seamless experience across devices, not so much a simplified portfolio of them.

Oct 19, 2012 8:22am EDT  --  Report as abuse
tomwinans wrote:

There are always longer tails for sunsetting technologies. Consider the mainframe that was to be replaced by a modern and smaller/commodity priced alternative so many years ago. That is because we seem to forget about the cases where the newer/cheaper/faster aren’t always so … and how important the use cases are that use them.

Vis-a-vis mobile … we expect a seamless experience across devices, not so much a simplified portfolio of them.

Oct 19, 2012 8:22am EDT  --  Report as abuse
usagadfly wrote:

The real problem is amateurs confusing the PC market and “mobile” “technology”. The fact is that cell phones remain cell phones and are incapable of doing much more than making phone calls, short messaging, and acting as a relatively “smart” portable billboard. The real money is made selling devices and bandwidth and hope to advertisers.

PC’s on the other hand offer the ability for individual citizens to build their own machines and application to run on them. Anyone who wanders into trying to turn them into cell phones will lose money. Cell phones go in your pocket and are ideal for lightweight communication uses, provided you want no privacy at all. The serious PC market is about creation, not consuming content.

Oct 19, 2012 10:36am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Jiyoun.A.Lee wrote:

I think Mobile revolution is such a wonderful leap for human. But I feel so bitter. Because the more mobile technology is developed, the more rich-poor gap of mobile information will break out.

Oct 20, 2012 8:47am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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