Wednesday, January 10, 2007

how about them little iphones?

jan 10th, 2007
 
amazing stuff, the epitome of cool. but expensive and limited: $500 + only available on cingular network. does this mean the cellphone industry is going to see some revolutionary changes? for sure, wall street thinks so, hitting nokia and motorola, and especially RIM and palm. so finally unix (in its incarnation as OS X) makes it big time to the cellphone. this is great because i think eventually the PC will become obsolete, as all of us will use the cellphone as our primary communication and computing device. good that microsoft is getting some competition there -- they have been well on the way to wiping out palm, for instance. and yes, i am aware of symbian.

1 comments:

DarkStorm said...

Rajeev,

It seems that Symbian might win, pushed by Nokia.

Nokia is still the largest maker of mobile phones in the world.

>>this is great because i think eventually the PC will become obsolete, as all of us will use the cellphone as our primary communication and computing device.
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Difficult at the moment. The PC cannot become obsolete. For every advancement in mobile technology, PC technology also makes some.

Eg. When we had 64 MB memory phones, PCs had MBs of memory and around 160 GB hard disk space. Now phones come in GB memories, we have PCs with 2 GB memory and 500 GB hard disks are the norm. Processors have jumped from P4 at 2 GHz to dual cores and even quad cores. Processors continue following the Moores law.

Mobile phones definitely will complement PCs, but not replace. For serious work, you need a PC. A mobile phone does not even have the surface area to accomodate all the standard ports at the back of a PC.