Can one device do it all?


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  • The Compass portable was the first computer of the Grid company; and the very first clamshell laptop (GRiD had the patent on the clamshell idea).  It was an expensive portable business computer incorporating large memories (both RAM and data storage) for the time, but above all one of the first graphic amber plasma flat screen.  It was housed in in a matt-black finished magnesium case. Not only does this gave increased protection (and weight) that some plastic shells, it also acted as a heat-sink, so there was no cooling fan. Stangely, there was no carrying handle either. Above the keyboard was a panel displaying common command codes to refresh user's memory.  Instead of a disk drive, first Compass held a 384 KB non-volatile bubble memory (like the Sharp PC-5000). Software could be loaded from a Grid server, however, user could connect an external 360 KB floppy disc or 10 MB hard disk unit. The Compass also featured a built-in modem. 
  • The camera was capable of storing eight photos at 640x480 resolution, 32 photos at 320x240 resolution, or a mixture of both sizes. All photos were at 24-bit color. The camera had a built-in flash, but no focus or zoom controls. Other than downloading the photos to a computer, there was no way to preview them on the camera, nor was there any way to delete individual photos from the camera (though there was a recessed 'trash' button which would delete the entire contents of the camera). It was one of the first digital cameras that were targeted to consumers to be released.
    Source: Wikipedia
  • The first Communicator, the Nokia 9000, appeared in 1996. Despite its bulk, its awkward keyboard (even then, no match for the Psion PDAs of the day), and slow and expensive data connectivity, it won instant popularity with some important markets. Sales staff could send and receive faxes to make a proposal or clinch a deal, while the self-employed found it even more useful - it was an office computer in the pocket.

    The Noika 9000 communication is really great. It supports 2G network for GSM 900. The phone measures 173x64x38mm & weighs 397 grams.
    The standard lithium Lon battery lets you enjoy up to 35 hours of standby time & 3 hours of talk time. You can easily send & receive SMS, Email & fax via this device. The display is unique. It comes in the form of grayscale LCD & displays at 640×200 pixels resolution. The phone can be set on monophonic ring tones.
    You can store call records on this phone. There is a facility to store 10 dialed, 10 missed 16 received call records.
    The 8 MB internal memory is great to allow you to enjoy the best storage of your favorite stuff.
    The Nokia 9000 communication is available in amazing black color.
    Other features of this phone include system & security, Help, Organizer, Tern nail, Telnet & a lot more. This phone lets you enjoy the latest of mobile communication features. This phone looks great. You can flaunt the phone and prove your niche style in public.
    The Nokia 9000 communication is simply fabulous!
    Overall, a great mobile communication device!
  • Gartner claims that Android will be second only to Symbian in mobile OS market share -- based on sales -- this year. By 2014, Symbian and Android will be near even -- with 30.2 percent and 29.6 percent share, respectively. The two so-called "open" mobile operating systems would command about 60 percent market share.
    With respect to Symbian's future, Gartner's forecast is the most damning to date. But it's worse for Microsoft's mobile operating system. "The worldwide mobile OS market is dominated by four players: Symbian, Android, Research In Motion and iOS," Roberta Cozza, Gartner principal research analyst, asserted in a statement. She predicts that the "OS space will consolidate around a few key OS providers," and she doesn't include Microsoft as one of them. Gartner puts Microsoft's mobile OS No. 6 in 2014, behind -- gasp -- Meego, which has negligible market share today. Intel and Nokia are codeveloping Meego.
    Market share is but one measure. Unit shipments is another. Gartner sees Windows Phone OS shipments little more than doubling in the forecast period (2009-2014) -- from 15 million to 34.5 million units. By comparison, Android shipments will rise to 259 million from 6.8 million units.
    IDC's forecast, also through 2014, is for smartphones, and it holds slim glimmers of hope for Microsoft:
    The analyst firm asserts the smartphone market can "comfortably support up to five OS players," which would include Microsoft.
    On smartphones, Microsoft's mobile OS will grow 43.3 percent through 2014, with share rising to nearly 10 percent.
    Apple's iOS share will fall to within 1.1 percent of Microsoft's mobile OS in 2014.
    Neither of these forecasts is particularly hopeful for Windows Phone 7, which circles back to the "Who will bury whom?" question. One answer: Analysts are burying Windows Phone 7. But are the epitaphs premature?
    What analyst in 2006 predicted that Apple would release an innovation-leading smartphone in 2007 or successful mobile applications store in 2008? Who in 2007 predicted that two years after the autumn 2008 launch of Google G1 that Android would be the world's second-most popular mobile operating system -- measured by market share? No credible analyst I know of. The point: In such a rapidly evolving market can analyst forecasts truly be trusted? I'm skeptical.
  • The Environmental Literacy Council reported that the weight of a typical cell phone in the early 1990s was 10.5 ounces (298 grams; for comparison, a paperclip weighs about 1 gram) and in 2000 was 7.7 ounces (218 grams). In 2005, a typical cell phone weighed about 4 ounces (113 grams), exclusive of batteries and battery charger; this weight was used as the basis for the analyses that follow.

  • Dr. Ge Wang Co-Founder, CTO, and Chief Creative Officer
    Ge is an Assistant Professor at Stanford University, at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Princeton University and a BS in Computer Science from Duke University. Ge is the creator and chief architect of the ChucK audio programming language, and is the founding director of the Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) and of the Stanford Mobile Phone Orchestra (MoPhO).
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  • If you want one, Chinavasion has this Solar Vest CVFR-S09 selling for $126 right now.

    The Solar vest will help you collect sun energy through its 4 solar panels at the back side, and store it onto its 8,800mAh Capacity rechargeable battery. Coded s CVFR-S09, this made in China’s Solar vest is getting a complete set of power connectors and device connectors, so there is no way you can’t find the suitable connector for charging your modern gadgets.
  • The term "Swiss Army knife" is a registered trademark owned by Wenger S.A. and Victorinox A.G.. It originated in Ibach Schwyz, Switzerland in 1897. As "Schweizer Offiziersmesser" (Swiss Officers Knife) was too difficult for them to say, they called it the "Swiss army knife", and that is the name it is now known by all over the world.

    In 2006 Wenger produced a knife called "The Giant" with 87 tools and 141 different functions that retailed for about GBP 550, and is recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the world's most multifunctional penknife. The Guinness Book of Records recognizes a one-off 314-blade Swiss Army-style knife made in 1991 by Master Cutler Hans Meister as the world's largest penknife, weighing 11 pounds.

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  • Can one device do it all?

    1. 1. Angela Hey Techviser Technology Columnist The Mountain View Voice
    2. 2.  Device Designers ◦ What do I include, what can I leave out? ◦ Will my product be cannibalized by a new one?  Application Designers ◦ What resources can I use in my apps? ◦ Which platform should I choose?  Users ◦ What should I buy? ◦ How long will it last? ◦ Will the price come down?
    3. 3. Pioneering Technology
    4. 4. 35 Years Later HP 35s Source: HP Source: John Wolff’s Web Museum
    5. 5. Source: http://www.old-
    6. 6. Source: 25/power-macintosh-6100-und-newton-message-pad- 110
    7. 7. EO Personal Communicator 440, 1993 Source: Computer History Museum, Gift of Rob Carr
    8. 8. Source: Digibarn Computer Museum Gift of Ed Satterthwaite
    9. 9. Apple QuickTake 100- 1994 Source: Cnet
    10. 10. Nokia 9000 Communicator – 1996 Sources: The Register, 2nd August 2007 Photo
    11. 11. “…as a device to carry data, the Rex was second to none... and it spared me many pounds of luggage on many occasions...” Source -
    12. 12. Source:
    13. 13. Source: HP
    14. 14. Source: Ars Technica
    15. 15. EyeFi Cards in 2010 Source: EyeFi
    16. 16. What devices do people use
    17. 17. Source: Comscore Oct 2010 -mobile-users-most-likely-to-access-browser- and-apps/
    18. 18. Source: Nielsen, State of Mobile Apps, Sept 2010 Categories of Apps used in the Past 30 Days by Smartphone and Feature Phone Users
    19. 19. Source: Nielsen, State of Mobile Apps, Sept 2010 Most Popular Apps used in the Past 30 Days on Different Platforms
    20. 20. 0 200000 400000 600000 800000 1000000 200920102011201220132014 MobileDeviceOSShipped ToUsers‘000s Other Windows iOS/Apple RIM/Blackberry Android Symbian Note: 2012 and 2013 numbers are interpolated. Source: Gartner and Betanews Sept 2010
    21. 21. What Can You Do?
    22. 22. September 17, 2009 Ms. Jen says: I am a one device kind of girl. I carry a small purse and I want one phone with a great camera, an internet connection, and if it must ring then so be it… Source: Nokia Conversations
    23. 23. Source: Nokia
    24. 24. Source: Sonic Mule, Inc. Apple App Store
    25. 25. Airport Remote Monitor Source: Sojern on Apple App Store
    26. 26. Source: Apple App Store and Bill Atkinson Photography
    27. 27. "Mobile phones give you 5 billon points of presence in the market--the opportunity is huge," John Dick, SVP and CIO Western Union Oct 2010 Source: CTIA Enterprise and Applications 2010
    28. 28. Bank of America – Mobile Banking Source: BofA on Apple App Store
    29. 29. Source: Apple App Store, Starbucks
    30. 30. Source: Android Marketplace
    31. 31. Source: Google Source: Vouchar in Android Market
    32. 32. Source: Modula In Android Market Source: Highway North Interactive In Android Market
    33. 33. What Can You Do?
    34. 34. Source: Nokia 9/16/2009 - September 17, 2009 10:26 am Saami Matloob says: …its a hassle to carry three or two phones at a time leave alone four as mentioned in the poll. I use three phones.
    35. 35. New Inventions
    36. 36. Source: vest-a-wearable-solar-charger/
    37. 37. $29.99 from Mattel
    38. 38. Source: tic-cellphone-concepts.html
    39. 39. Victorinox Presentation Master 2010 Source: Steffen Müller/Victorinox Victorinox Swiss Champ Source: Victorinox
    40. 40. When Can One Device Do It All?
    41. 41.  Business Exec ◦ Multiple devices - home/work, netbook/tablet  Soccer Mom ◦ Simple, light device  Teenager ◦ Messaging, entertaining device  Photographer ◦ Wants real camera  Hiker or Biker ◦ Needs power, light device
    42. 42. We could share a phone? Can I have my own?