Wednesday, May 18, 2005

The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

Last week it was Microsoft with their mobile OS.

Yesterday Nokia and Symbian unveiled their Smartphone .

Today HTC, Taiwan's High Tech Computer, introduces World's first 3G phone based on MS Mobile 5.0 .

Also today Palm introduced their new Smartphone .

They all have one thing in common and they all lack one key function...

What is the common element and what are they all lacking that keep them from being true killer app phones?

Any guesses?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Telepathy!

Anonymous said...

Navigation?!

Somedumbguy said...

Location

Anonymous said...

well, there's voice recognition, which is still not where even the leaders in the field hoped it would be by now, and there's the ability to scan barcodes and other code types for immediate and directed information that precludes typing and drill-down...Is that the sort of thing you have in mind?

Anonymous said...

They all have music and video storage capacity...great for young people. Also they seem to support visual-telephoning...the next BIG thing; "Captain, you're buddy is in visual range...On screen!"
What they all lack is amongst others rdif sensor technology that links to a search-engine. They lack voice recognition indeed...Actually cellphones are VERY user UNFRIENDLY for elderly people; tiny buttons, small screens, to technical...speech would solve a lot of problems in this regard and you'll have a lot of older people buy many more phones than is now the case...also geo-navigation with voice (like in carsystems) for elderly people would be awsome as a lot of older folks lose their bearings as they get older...

astorm

Anonymous said...

www.paperclick.com

Clara said...

I agree with somedumbguy - definitely LBS... but is that because it's a complex issue which also involves operators and many other stakeholders? I mean, it would be great if they (Microsoft, etc) would push it a bit more, but... it seems like everyone's a bit scared of messing it up? Which isn't necessarily a bad thing though - one wouldn't want to launch it before all the bugs had been fully worked out...