Nokia’s response to iPhone 5C
Price of cheaper iPhone 5C would be around INR 40,000 in India. It isn’t cheap exactly. It is most likely that Customers would start to see more powerful processors in competitors handsets. Will Lumia get a boost in sales; This only time will tell. Will the world change to support the 64 bit processor of 5S ? Will this change the way developers would start looking at the Nokia Microsoft?
Design Museum is a simple great app; If you appreciate cool interfaces you will love this one
It’s only available for iPad. Apple’s app ecosystem is the first choice of businesses and developers alike. The promises of Surface tabs being favored by Enterprise due to security seems to have faded away with time. SAP has most of its enterprise mobile suits for Apple devices. Why does SAP prefer iPad and not the open ecosystem of Android?
If history has taught us one thing about mobile market; unlike the movies, if your product doesn’t gather traction in the first 2 weeks its never going to make it big.
Samsung Note 3 with 64 bit processor – Could it be the high end smartphone beast?
It was 2007, when i first started and was introduced to the mobile platform at Hexolabs (http://www.hexolabs.com). At that time, i was working on Symbian devices (Nokia N70, my phone at that time was the test device the games that we built)
176 x 208
. It was the golden era for Nokia, with the largest market share and was doing its best in India.
Later came the days of iPhone, Nexus Phones powered by Android. Enter Samsung. and things have changed a lot since then; I’m still looking at the screen resolution and screen sizes almost everyday at work; As someone who has been working on the small screens, the numbers 176 x 208 has been growing ever since, but i’m still faced with the same situation; What are we designing for? Yes, i understand fluid design is the solution; And there are remains many more questions other that the native or not? Is it better to focus on iOS first and then move to android? Can we use a framework, which lets us package into both worlds? But, the screen resolution is still probably my favorite.
I still remember what Mr. Raja Manohar, Founder Hexolabs interactive used to say even before Nokia lost its market share
“Nokia should focus on one smart phone” or with a single screen size/resolution that would make it easier for app developers to work on. This was the time when the best phones in the market were still Nokia E72 and N90.
Here we are with crazy sizes and resolution; Samsung’s most expensive tablet in market Note 800 has resolution of 1280×800; iPad 3′s resolution 2048-by-1536; Micromax funbook P500 1024 x 600 600??
But can’t stop wondering about the world with a one single screen resolution for a product category; What does it really mean? I don’t fully understand. But, seems things would be lot simpler; right from comparing which phone to buy. What do you guys think?
Kajal Dutta, is a colleague who cooks food in my office. He also works in a house as a house hold assistant and cook. His boss recently presented him with a used FUjitso Netbook and he wanted me to check if the laptop had any problems. There was no audio but we quickly fixed with installing the audio driver.
But later, Kajal wanted to learn the basics from me. so we started yesterday.
Chapter 1: What are folders? I found it difficult to define a folder for him. But, he got the idea of what a folder is. Later i gave him excercise to create folder, copy and paste files from pendrive to hard drive. There were few hiccups and took a little time to get the idea. Later he said
“Hahh, this is just like the files in mobile naa??” – Kajal Dutta.
Then, i realized the impact of mobile phones and its interface.
I realized also that Mobile phones have destroyed the inhibitions of many people who were thinking that computing were for the educated.
One of my closet friend, Senthil E who is a cab driver in chennai, doesn’t read or write in any language, but has never had problems with using any new phone. When he got his Nokie N72, the initial days he used to come with a lot of questions and always ended up lost in the menu. But, after a few days he was a champ with the phone.
Mobile has truly changed the way we look at things.