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Sony Mobile to Unveil New High-End Phones on January 15 – Reports.

Started by: tedstoy | Date 01/03/13 01:46:12 AM
Comments: 4 | Last Comment:  01/03/13 10:29:21 PM

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This looks like some-one has looked at the history of accounting/typing and office equipement over the past 100 years or so. Burrows,NCR and all the past business equipement giants who dissapered when a newer tech became generally accepted. How many typewriters, adding, accounting mechanical mechines are still in use let alone hand written office docs.? The same is happening now to the office PC which replaced thoses. If one cares to look back about every 40 years there is a complete change in office tech.
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Traditional desktop PCs have mostly been replaced by laptops at finance, marketing, consulting and accounting firms. World's leading engineering, architectural, animation studios/firms still require have powerful desktop workstations for simulations and design/rendering. I've never worked at any company where employees didn't have either laptops or desktop PCs. You can't do any real work on a smartphone or a tablet unless your office is a restaurant where the tablet is there for reservations, menu items, etc. or some basic company that sells small things like flowers or gardening equipment.

What is this complete change in the office world you speak of? Most of us have moved on to smartphones 4-5 years ago but we still need laptops/desktops for actual work. That's not even talking about designers, musicians or people who make movies, etc. All of them still use laptops/desktops.

The only people who can get away with a smartphone/tablet are those who don't do any real computer work, like a dentist, physical therapist, nurse, doctor, firefighter, etc.

Are you going to make a presentation to the board of directors on a smartphone?
Are you going to make notes for your law case on a tablet?
Are you going to create a new marketing campaign on those devices?
Are you going to write a business proposal for a multi-million dollar deal for a client on a tablet?
Are you going to value a billion dollar company for M&A transaction by creating an excel model on your tablet?
Are you going to design a new website for a large multi-million dollar company to generate millions of extra hits?

Not a chance. Smartphones/tablets are augmenting laptops/desktops for appointment/meeting reminders, calender notes, GPS when you are going to a client site, etc. They are not replacing laptops/desktops as actual productivity devices in the office.

When I can plug my smartphone into a dock and it can power a 30 inch 2560x1600 display, while not chocking on a 200 page Excel document with thousands of formulas, then we can start talking about a real change in how smartphones can replace real PCs at the office.
0 0 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 01/03/13 11:12:56 AM]
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And TV will kill radio too.
0 0 [Posted by: zaratustra06  | Date: 01/03/13 02:20:32 PM]
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It seems nobody wants to do reasonable-sized phones anymore.

Finding a sensible phone is getting even harder.

First died keyboards and good operating systems(maemo/meego), now doing are phones that can fit into pocket.
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