HP were pretty unkind to mobile. Letting the PDA/phone business fester, then the Palm fiasco. Don't blame mobile!
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It seems a long time since anyone invented something new.
How's the varistor doing?
Any plans to research new methods of data entry?
What about higher screen res? Any movement on making x1500 screens for the price of x768?
And software? any good stuff from enterprise that could be packaged up? intelligent data mining? The post-spreadsheet data mangling app? translation? natural language? Visualising? Project management?
I use my phone for talking & texting, but have been considering a change of heart.
But the more I read the more bafflingly complex it becomes. This or that 'edition' of a phone? what is/is not LTE? who will have what options? Not to mention what happens if you dare take your mobile to another country. I think the whole industry is doing its damndest to make sure I won't bother.
Going to go back to Morris Dancing & wood carving, I reckon.
Satellite internet makes sense when the US population is so sparsely scattered. In Europe population densities are higher and terrestrial solutions more practical as well as actually faster.
Not to mention the weather. I used to work on ships and our C-band internet feeds were often interrupted by rain at one end or the other. (My domestic Sky TV sometimes goes off in heavy rain).
And Europe has more aesthetic control over building use: the planning laws would go do-lally over so many dishes, whereas in the US people have large back yards to lose them in.
Oh, and it is expensive.
The narrower the subject matter, the easier it is to pass the test. Limiting case: it is very hard to decide if a human or a machine is solving 3+3.
But it is depressing that our Turing candidate is being assessed on it's Genocidal abilities, rather than - say - playwriting or portraiture
I was quite happy to put the double size battery and big cover on the back of my Motorola Timeport, back in the 90s.
I think that phone manufacturers are all chasing the one market. I'd have thought that, like the big-button market for older users there was a case for a big-battery market for people like me away from base for days.
I agree that the fact that so many of these external devices exist show the phone makers are being a bit too mee-too in following each other down one road. Lets have some divergence for a change.
True. Two illustrations.
I was standing on the platform at Hardbrukke, on a frosty, foggy morning. The train was 45 seconds late and a chap started to have a panic attack. "Where is the train?"
I was in Chur, and as people were getting off they were being given leaflets. The train had been 1 minute late 3 days running, and this was the explanation.
This is going the rounds at the moment:
I find it hard to imagine that it is the scandal some have suggested, just the fall-out from an allocation policy set firmly in the early years of networking.
But it might raise a few bob, like selling off the spectrum. I shall be signing the petition that suggests it:
What the blue blistering blazes is the business demand for a tablet?
I don't mean touch screens like warehousemen or doctors or van drivers, we have those gadgets already. Why the black japanese fire-baked enamel does a sales herbert or a management dwonk need a tablet?
They've already got a flaptop, and a crackberry and a deskweight, and probably an eyePhone. What on earth do they need to do that they can't do with that lot and can do only with a tablet?
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