| | 02-22-2013, 03:31 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?