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Old 03. Feb 2013, 10:17 AM   #51 (permalink)
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These three product segments have one thing similar, Internet connected devices. Before the existence of a smart phone or a tablet, the only device that everybody used to connect to the Internet was a desktop PC, and subsequently a notebook as another alternative.

Now we have more choices, a smartphone or a tablet. A smartphone can be easily put into a pocket and a tablet into a small carrying bag. For media consumption, I'd say they're the top choices in terms of lightweight and portability.

Before mobile devices, peripherals and apps getting even more powerful, certainly PCs still have a role to play and meet the requirements for productivity by users as we see the shipments of PCs have been maintained, even though they have become stagnant from 2009 to 2012 as a result of the alternative products including smart phones and tablets that are enjoying more impressive growth.

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"Waiting for the Era of Post-PC Productivity?" This article says "It’s Already Here."

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According to latest figures, just like yoyo's and skateboards, mobile phone sales have now gone into reverse.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21441953

The report does of course cite the general economic climate which is fair enough but there's something more specific than this. In Brazil, the Samsung Galaxy has a life expectancy of well under two years and yet costs twice the price of a desktop. The latter of course should easily last twice as long and has many more options but isn't so easy to wear around your neck.
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It's very vague and generalized. And nothing mentions where the content was created, merely how it's presented. I don't see reason for exclusiveness. As in disruption. Why it's a disruption? Why is everything a one-pie-size drama? Why not just look at this as extended/enhanced ways of using data. The fact someone presents one way does not mean they will not do it again, in another fashion.

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I don't get what are we worried about? Post-PC or whatever, Its all about technology. Enjoy new technology. stay updated, use PC, lappy, tablet, smartphone or anything, its all about where and with what you enjoy the best experience of using COMPUTER.
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One example of the benefits provided by mobile technology from this report.

"Some 240 tonnes of food spoils during transit and in storage every year, but using mobile to track trucks and monitor the temperature of storage facilities could save enough food to feed 40 million people in 2017 - equivalent to the entire population of Kenya."
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Old 25. Feb 2013, 01:46 PM   #57 (permalink)
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"SUMMARY: Naysayers may continue to ignore the trend, but tablets aren’t toys and the tablet market isn’t a fad, as 2012 shipments show. This year, tablets could surpass both desktops and laptops."

"So it turns out this tablet market isn’t quite a fad after all. Research firm IDC has numbers to prove it, publishing on Thursday the reported 2012 shipment figures for smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops. It won’t surprise you that smartphones continue to be the tops among these devices, but it may surprise you that tablet shipments have nearly caught up with those of desktops."

"Think about that for a second. The consumer tablet market arguably started with Apple’s iPad in 2010. And in three years, the market is nearly equal that of desktops and is on track to surpass laptops possibly this year. All it would take is the roughly the same rate of growth for both tablets and laptops."

"That’s not an unreasonable assumption and if it holds true, 229 million tablets would hit the market in 2013 while the laptop market would shrink to just under 200 million units."

"Again — because I know I’ll get the “PCs aren’t going anywhere” responses — the traditional PC will be around for years yet. Some computing activities just aren’t suited to the capabilities of tablet. But the problem for PC makers, Microsoft and others that figured their market was secure for ages is that the disruption already happened."

Source: http://gigaom.com/2013/02/21/more-ev...the-pc-market/

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I believe there is another consideration to take into account which hasn't been highlighted much yet, but will be over time. Certainly here in Brazil only a complete jerk would use an expensive smart phone in a public place. Even so, these are easily hidden in a bag or pocket until the user can find a safe operating location. Not so with tablets. Here you may was well stamp "mug me" across your forehead to be seen carrying one of these around. IMO this imposes a severe restriction on something that sells on portability unless you assume all users are car owners, don't live in cities and/or can afford to employ a bodyguard Even if prices drop the sheer ease with which these items can be turned into cash when stolen will always make them an attractive steal.

I still believe that current traditional hardware will become totally redundant but not yet and not replaced by tablets. My belief is that over the next few years we will see centralized home computers controlling everything from our central heating to fridge contents and acting as a "base station" for our mobile devices which will likely be worn as opposed to carried.
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Old 26. Feb 2013, 09:20 AM   #59 (permalink)
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Here's another analysis.

Tablets will surpass the number of desktops and laptops. So what?

The numbers are meaningless unless you analyze them properly. You buy desktops that should last you 2x longer than a typical tablet. So in theory, a consumption of twice as many tablets covers the same usage span like desktops.

Then, the fact tablets exist - they cover a new segment of the market that did not exist previously, and people are buying. Once everyone gets a tablet, someone will invent a new gadget.

10 years ago, everyone wanted a laptop - and got one. Now, everyone has laptops, and it's not interesting any more. The same will happen once everyone gets their smartphone and tablet. The only question is, how quick the planned, deliberate attrition of these device will be - once a year, once every two years, etc?

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My belief is that over the next few years we will see centralized home computers controlling everything from our central heating to fridge contents and acting as a "base station" for our mobile devices which will likely be worn as opposed to carried.
I can foresee home Desktops being a docking center for the Mobile devices. I also can envision a device shaped like a cylinder where the screen can be pulled out to lay flat on a table. (ok seen this on a Science Fiction movie) but hey, the modern cell phone looks allot like the original Star Trek's communicators. Down the road desktops will get smaller and more powerful with the prominent device being the LCD display and the keyboard looking about the same as it does today.
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10 years ago, everyone wanted a laptop - and got one. Now, everyone has laptops, and it's not interesting any more. The same will happen once everyone gets their smartphone and tablet. The only question is, how quick the planned, deliberate attrition of these device will be - once a year, once every two years, etc?
Around 12 years ago my first laptop was over $1,400.00 and lasted a little over a year. The one I just purchased cost less than half that and is 10 times more powerful. The sad truth is I don't use it that much and when me and the Mrs travel she wont let me take it along, something about were supposed to get away from things like that. I'm still allowed to take the cell phone
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