Doug Vining Nokia N810 WiMax Internet Tablet

Nokia officially unveiled the Nokia N810 Internet Tablet WiMax Edition at CTIA 2008. It's a slightly revamped Nokia N810 that adds, obviously, WiMax support and several other enhancements.
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-12261_7-9907141-51.html
Posted: 3 April 2008 at 08:44

John Menasce THE NOTEBOOK PC IS DEAD-LONG LIVE THE SMARTPHONE

The note book PC must be the most maintenance intensive "portable" device ever invented and accounts for something like 80% of every corporate IT department's maintenance budget and time. They have a practical shelf life of 2 years at best and then are either outdated or mechanically unreliable. They can't handle aircraft or vehicle vibration either. They have to go. Those of you who have had to travel by air and lug this monstrosity around with you as a large % of your cabin baggage allowance will know what I mean. I was recently given a GPS and I am still wondering why the GPS, cellphone and laptop along with broad band connectivity can't be combined into one sensible pocket portable device.
Posted: 3 April 2008 at 09:17

Doug Vining RE: THE NOTEBOOK PC IS DEAD-LONG LIVE THE ...

It has been - take a look at the HTC Advantage X7510 - it fits in your pocket: http://advicetech.blogspot.com/2008/03/htc-advantage-x7510.html
Posted: 3 April 2008 at 09:23

Michael Ricks What about this scenario:

2009: Media center PC's as the hub of home entertainment never got off the ground. The 2nd generation iPhone provides instant access to on-demand content, links seamlessly with giant home LCD monitors and surround sound systems and replaces the a pile of remote controls, stacks of DVDs and the media center PC. The only catch: infrastructure must quickly be built in developed countries to recycle hundreds of millions of obsolete entertainment equipment.
Posted: 1 April 2008 at 00:00

Doug Vining RE: What about this scenario:

I think it's more likely that Media Center PCs will be replaced by X-Boxes and PlayStations, maybe with TiVO built-in. My feeling is that consoles (essentially specialised home computers) will become the media center and offer all the home computing (internet banking, email, home shopping) functions one needs. Next generation iPhone will be here before 2009, but is essentially a pocket device, and will link to screens etc in the home as well as the office. But it's personal, not a family device - if you leave the house, you have to leave something behind for the kids to watch/play/work on, and you're not going to leave your phone!
Posted: 3 April 2008 at 11:28

John Stopford PC Death

interesting you think this may happen so soon. How do you see the swift evolution of printers, memory and access to the usual ancilliaries in the office environment?
John Stopford
Posted: 3 April 2008 at 18:38

Doug Vining RE: PC Death

I see it more as evolution than death. Already laptops are overtaking desktops as standard equipment for knowledge workers. Many virtual workers, who don't have a fixed office infrastructure, already rely on the web and ultra portable PCs for their routine work. As sub-notebooks get smaller and phones more powerful, they simply merge into the dominant device. The rapidly falling prices of a halfway decent laptop and the fact that you can pick them up at WalMart are indications of a maturing commodity market, so 'death' (or replacement) becomes inevitable. Connection to printers, screens and networks is already commonplace with fancy phones.
Posted: 3 April 2008 at 20:29

Doug Vining Laptop in your pocket

June 25, 2008 (Computerworld) BOSTON — Your laptop is likely to soon go the way of 5.25-in. floppy disks, made obsolete by smaller, more useful technology: the smart phone.

Based on current trends for low-power chips used in devices like cell phones and iPods, we're likely to see eight times the CPU power in handheld devices by 2010 that we have today, computer architecture enthusiast Adrian Cockcroft said at the Usenix '08 technical conference this afternoon.
http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9103538
Posted: 3 July 2008 at 13:50

Duncan Palmer But I like Big Screen!

All good and well - having instant access to the net and all your apps via a small smartphone, but I struggle to really WORK on such a small device. I now have two monitors at work, giving me quick, viewable access to a multitude of programs at once.

Have you ever tried to draw up a spreadsheet on a small device? Infuriating!
Posted: 2 October 2008 at 22:39

Doug Vining RE: But I like Big Screen!

There are a number of solutions to your frustration. Firstly there will be a big screen on your desk and in your home (and in the hotel and on the plane) to connect to, with touch controls for navigation. Next we will see fold-out or roll-out flexible screens that will extend out the side of the smartphone, or projected onto the nearest wall.
Posted: 6 October 2008 at 09:26

Doug Vining Smartphones for the win

What can I say? Our timing might be off, but perhaps we can learn from the future quite well after all.
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Posted: 9 February 2011 at 18:03

Wolfgang Grulke Turmoil before the shakeout

In all Market bubbles the shakeout that follows the turmoil at the top of the wave is brutal. Nokia's results are exactly what the market expected and the next year will see a continued skakeout as the market for 'smartphones' matures. This category now includes phones and pads and touch-screen portables of all sorts. Within a year we may see some surprising new leading brands emerge...watch this space!

This is the final step-change before the technology gets small enough to embed under our skins.
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Posted: 22 July 2011 at 10:10

Anton Musgrave Strategic thinking pays dividends!

Leadership is about making big decisions before they are obvious to all. The sale by IBM of it's PC business was seen by many to be wrong at the time. The massive shift to tablets and mobile phones now makes it an obvious winner. Not many industry leaders ate that brave.
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Posted: 1 October 2011 at 10:09

Wolfgang Grulke Economist Report on PERSONAL TECHNOLOGY: BEYOND THE PC

Worth reading, if only for Marc Andreesons' comment on 'Reversed Polarity' - you can also listen on this link.
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Posted: 16 October 2011 at 06:56

Neil Jacobsohn Smartphone market promises profound change

Some really fascinating insights in this analysis, with big implications for society and business, way beyond the fact that the top 10% of users dominate the data stream,
Start with the finding that the two top data-generating phones are powered by Adroid, not Apple. The sheer weight of the Android market must spell bad news for Apple in the long run.
Then there's the phenomenal growth of tablets, with the prediction that 25% of online users in the US will use talents this year. With Android on the ascendancy, are we heading for a shift in the balance in the tablet market as well? More bad news for Apple.
From a social perspective, the study reinforces how deeply connectivity is changing the way we work and live. The capacity to find things and then do something with them is really becoming the "sixth sense" we have written about in these pages before. New business opportunities loom large!
And finally, the implications for mobile operators are huge. Voice is no longer the driver, and this has a profound effect on hei current revenue models. Mobile operators face the risk of being forced down the value chain to become simply the "pipes" of the connected world - a low-margin, commodity existence. Their challenge ...
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Posted: 8 January 2012 at 05:27

Neil Jacobsohn Apps and mobile will rule the day

The future of technology? Its apps and mobile, according to the gurus.
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Posted: 13 May 2012 at 11:13

Neil Jacobsohn Apps and mobile will rule the day

And just in case you needed some convincing that mobility through smartphones is becoming the globally dominant technology, ready this: http://www.technologyreview.com/business/40321/?nlid=nldly&nld=2012-05-10
Posted: 13 May 2012 at 11:24

Neil Jacobsohn Apps and mobile will rule the day

And just in case you needed some convincing that mobility through smartphones is becoming the globally dominant technology, ready this: http://www.technologyreview.com/business/40321/?nlid=nldly&nld=2012-05-10
Posted: 13 May 2012 at 11:24

Doug Vining Just when you thought it was safe to dump your laptop

Yes, I know: Smartphones are the new PCs. But strangely enough, there is about to be a renaissance for laptops, and they're called Ultrabooks - this week. By next month, they could be called something entirely different.

But it remains an inconvenient truth that you can't replace your workhorse laptop with an iPad or Galaxy S3. And some of these new lightweight thingies are pretty cool, with touch, connectivity and all sorts of new, low footprint stuff that really works. So I guess I'm in the market for a new nanobook or whatever by November. And it will probably run Windows 8. Because I've been using it for the last six months, so it's kind of familiar already.

I can't wait to dump my heavyweight laptop -- and get a new ultra light one!
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Posted: 10 September 2012 at 20:59

Neil Jacobsohn Surfing the mobile tsunami

Looking back on 2012, this article from May from MIT's Technology Review is well worth a re-read. It explores the mobile explosion. Mobile devices (phones and tablets) overtook computers in sales in 2011, and the trend is continuing. How is your business positioned to deal with the mobile tsunami?
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Posted: 28 December 2012 at 09:42

Neil Jacobsohn "The potential exists for supercomputing on a handset..."

We've talked for years about the handset becoming the key device in our converged world. But how about this for a concept: that the potential exists for supercomputing on a handset? This would really shift the game to a different level!
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Posted: 7 January 2013 at 12:36

Neil Jacobsohn Hello smartphone, bye-bye laptop!

This picture and story have already been extensively tweeted and distributed via the web. But I re-post them for those of you who have not seen the astonishing picture of how smartphones are ruling the world, but also as a great resource for FutureWorld to use in presentations, to demonstrate the ascendance of the smartphone and the concomitant decline of the laptop.
And interestingly, if you read the attached MindBullet, you'll see that FutureWorld first put forward this reality - that the smartphone would dominate - back in April 2008.
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Posted: 7 February 2013 at 11:08

Doug Vining Hello smartphone, bye-bye laptop!

Reading the MindBullet again, I see we only missed out on one issue - the dominance of Samsung!
Posted: 7 February 2013 at 11:15

Neil Jacobsohn Hello smartphone, bye-bye laptop!

Absolutely fascinating. This article from National Geographic uses satellite images to show how our world is connected - not just the old, well-know image of electricity around the globe, but instead showing how social media is lighting up our lives. From Facebook to Twitter to FourSquare, a series of fascinating maps show just how impactful this really is.
http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fnewswatch.nationalgeographic.com%2F2013%2F02%2F05%2Fsocial-media-pulse-of-the-planet%2F&h=LAQEr3FpM
Posted: 8 February 2013 at 11:33

Neil Jacobsohn More mobile devices than people

Just how pervasive is mobile really? The facts and figures are here in this Cisco report, and some of the numbers are simply astonishing. For example, by year-end there will be more mobile devices than people on the planet. Read on for fascinating insights into the connectivity revolution that is sweeping our world.
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Posted: 13 February 2013 at 12:16

Neil Jacobsohn Producing cheap smartphones

This article precisely sums up the dilemma facing market leaders in high-speed industries such as telecoms - how to stay ahead. Will Samsung leapfrog Apple...will the next generation iPhone stun the market with new features? It takes just months, and often only weeks, for look-alikes to hit the market - and the price pressure is brutally downwards.
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Posted: 14 March 2013 at 09:26

Neil Jacobsohn The smartphone and tablet juggernaut

And the smartphone and tablets revolution marches on. What's the next phase? Will wearable computing take hold? And when will embedded computing - under out skins - become commonplace?
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Posted: 23 June 2013 at 11:58

Neil Jacobsohn A smartphone for everyone

Not everyone can afford an iPhone - but increasingly, just about everyone can afford a smartphone. The pressure on to drive costs down and make these devices more affordable to all. How long before they match the specs of the top-end phones? This pouts Apple's drooping performance into some perspective.
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Posted: 30 October 2013 at 11:35

Anton Musgrave Lenovo shows multi-nationals how it can be done

A great success story is the Chinese acquisition of IBM's PC manufacturing business years ago. They have grown the business globally and have successfully built a global brand and business. Its not been easy but many multi nationals still grapple with issues that Lenovo seems to have overcome.
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Posted: 12 August 2014 at 12:02

Doug Vining The mobile phone turns 45

Yes, indeed, the mobile phone is middle aged. Many people think the first mobile phone was launched in the late 1980s, but that was the first GSM cellular phone, using digital technology. The first mobile, analogue phone was invented by Martin Cooper at Motorola in 1973. Now the smartphone has become the basic standard for billions of people worldwide. You've come a long way, baby!
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Posted: 3 April 2018 at 17:22
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