If I could get a ride on a time machine today, I’d like to go back to college. With the amount of information I’ll be carrying back, I could beat the likes of Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg to their game. I’d knock on RIM’s door and tell them to make a full touchscreen BlackBerry smartphone, I would personally write Facebook from scratch. Such fantasies sometimes take the most of me.
While going back and forth in time may not be possible, we do have an obvious vision or a projection of the future in our minds. If you look at it from my eyes, it looks too overcrowded. Tons of information keeps flowing in every single day and it’s getting harder and harder to control this fire hose of information overload. If it goes on this way it’ll convert each of our brains into monkey like maniacs. Our mind would keep jumping off here and there.
If you’re a little on the tech side of things, chances are that you’ve been asked this question time and again. You may have asked this question to yourself every time you found yourself in a situation when the smartphone you bought a day before, just got pawned quite badly with a new launch today. This is a universal effect and I call it – smartphone explosion.
It’s not that smartphones didn’t exist in the pre-iPhone era, it’s just that smartphones became so much more relevant with the launch of Apple’s revolutionary mobile product. After the iPhone was launched every company was forced to move their lazy ass. The end result was that they were shipping more and more smartphones and some good ones too.
From putting a personal computer in every home to placing a smartphone in every pocket, Apple has come a long way. Steve Jobs is now all set to give people a taste of what an expensive iPhone really feels like – with a cheaper, most probably stripped down version of the iPhone. The new cheaper iPhone, or what everyone is calling the iPhone Mini, is expected to be much smaller in size and with lesser jaw dropping specifications. With Android sales topping the charts all over, it’s time for Apple to explore the less-expensive-phones market.
The smartphone wars are about to get hotter. Nokia recently married Microsoft to save itself from becoming the Titanic of the mobile phone industry. And why not, it has struggled to keep pace with the ever growing iPhone and Android sales across the globe. Nokia CEO’s memo, which was leaked a little while ago, clearly explained that the Nokia boss has realized that the iceberg may have already hit them. Nokia will openly embrace Windows Phone 7 series and it expects to grab a market share soon enough.