- 02-22-2013, 04:31 AM #1
Lately we've been having some manufacturers and tech sites claiming they've Re-invented the phone, most notably Sony XPERIA Z and HTC One.
While these are obviously good phones with innovative features, waterproofing a phone or giving it "ultra-pixels" (whatever that means) is not really the same as re-inventing it, IMHO.
As far as I'm aware, the only company in the recent past that truly reinvented the phone was Apple in 2007 with the original iPhone:
It made touchscreens mainstream (even though that's been around since forever).
It look UI design and usability to a whole new level.
In short it completely changed the way we looked at and used phones.
That is re-inventing! And I haven't seen that happen ever again.
So this is my question:
What would it take now to truly reinvent the smartphone once again? I'm not just talking about adding octo-core processors, 4k screens, or other spec boosts. I mean something that changes the way we use phones. What do you think?
- 02-22-2013, 04:47 AM #2
An earpiece that holds all your contacts and has speech recognition to allow you to make calls and send text messages. Linked to a 4.7 inch flexible display that you wear on your sleeve for media consumption, emails and games.
- 02-22-2013, 06:15 AM #5
- 02-22-2013, 12:04 PM #6
I used Google Glass: the future, with monthly updates | The Verge
I think it's way too early to prognosticate, but it could be totally and completely revolutionary. And creepy as ****.
- 02-23-2013, 04:19 AM #7
My two cents on what could reinvent the smartphone:
Fuel cell batteries.
Regardless of the energy efficiency or massive batteries inside, pretty much every phone out there doesn't last more than a day.
If someone comes up with a phone that can last, say, a month or so, THAT would be something that changes the ball game.
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