- 12-27-2012, 04:43 PM #176
However, I believe that the smartphone (and tablet) are getting to the point where the PC already has gotten. Most people do not use smartphones/tablets/PCs for work. Content consumption is more popular than content creation. Games and social media are more popular than productivity apps. This report is 2 years old. Even back in 2010, productivity was low on the list. Here is another report from 2011.
- 12-27-2012, 05:00 PM #179
But that doesn't mean that there's "no market" for productivity phones, or indeed, phones with keyboards.
Frankly, if the industry believes that productivity is low on the list and an irrelevant application, they should remove all Exchange, PDF view and document edit functions from their devices, and sell them purely as Netflix/Facebook/Xbox phones. (And the first vendor to do that will be slaughtered).
Secondly, most people who work in an office or professional environment have a no-compromises "will this phone work with our e-mail at work" requirement.
Thirdly, Nielsen asks people what they intend to do with their devices, not necessarily what applications will become the most important. In 2007, the idea of smartphones as a device for consuming content and not getting work done would have been absurd under such a methodology.
Finally, as Windows Phone World, we're in last place in the smartphone race. We should approach the market with humility and win by offering the most flexible product lineup. Microsoft didn't win in PCs by telling people that Windows is "only for productivity" or "only for games" or "only for desktops." They won by making it good at EVERYTHING. The current trend in Windows Phone World towards apologizing for things like thickness, heaviness, no removable SD storage, no hardware keyboards, etc. violates that tradition and does us no favors as the last-place contender.
- 12-27-2012, 05:16 PM #180
The only people that DON'T believe Nokia is on it's way out the door are those that like them! The entire Lumia line is lame and they continue to put far too much emphasis on the camera, as if the masses care about that small feature. Now if MS (or even Nokia) was smart they would get on making a Surface Phon-let! ;)
- 12-27-2012, 08:40 PM #182
You would be able to type perfectly fine on the Lumia 920 if it was your device and you used it for a few days. Similarly, I'd perhaps get used to the ridiculous hardware buttons on the 8X. What's the argument for thickness? That it's fine if it's only thick in one spot? What? Why does that matter? I'm calling quits on this argument, you draw completely invalid parallels then somehow convince yourself that your argument is valid. The 3GS is perfectly fine for people to hold in 2012, it's nothing like a 1994 Atari vs modern computers. Inane hyperbole isn't persuasive, it's pathetic.
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