Smart Phones: Future Of Computing

By July 13th, 2010 AT 9:27 AM

Smart Phones: Future Of ComputingAre smart phones spearheading towards what’s called as “FUTURE OF COMPUTING”?

Whether we admit it or not but current trends in the market of smart phones is Capturing the user/manufacturers interest as if by a spell everyday new and new handheld devices coming and at the same rate users putting them up in their pockets.

Ok if we now look it from smart phone manufacturer’s angle and what they call their target market is the word referred to as “PROSUMERS” For the past few years smartphones have been aimed at prosumers, or “professional consumers”.

Prosumers are generally early adopters of products. They have disposable income and great enthusiasm for particular products or technologies.

Smartphone developers find prosumers very useful when designing applications and hardware. As prosumers pick and choose the phones that offer the applications they want, developers can tweak designs and move towards mass production. Analysts predict that one billion smartphone handsets will be sold by 2011.

The foresight of Smart Phone industry is not only inspiring the current players to come up with more innovative products and features but also other IT companies to expand their footprint in Mobile arena. This is why Hewlett-Packard (HP) spent about $1.2 billion to buy Palm, as you absolutely have to have some skin in the mobile game to be a major tech player.

To be continued……

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Mrunmaiy

Hey- this article from Opera Software adds gives some more perspective:
‘The future of mobile phone applications’ http://bit.ly/bVSklL

Ganesh
Ganesh

Of course smart phones are the future. Compared to PCs, Smart phones are selling in great numbers and that is the reason why intel has designed a brand new mobile CPU called MooresTown (mobile means no laptop cpus here). Only in India smartphone sales lag that of non-smart phone. In most countries smart phones are ruling.
There are many new smartphone platforms (software & hardware) including MeeGo (Meamo+MobLin), Android, iOS, Symbian^3, Bada and few others…

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