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AZskibum
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Re: Changing nature of Mobile World Congress
AZskibum   2/25/2014 5:41:48 PM
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More exciting because they're mobile & wireless computers that are with you at all times. Remote access and/or control of just about anything from your smartphone has already resulted in some interesting uses in home automation, home security, fitness monitoring & other areas, but as IoT expands, we will see many more. I expect there will be many more wireless "peripherals" at future MWCs.

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Re: Changing nature of Mobile World Congress
junko.yoshida   2/25/2014 10:14:09 AM
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Jim, I wholeheartedly agree with you on this.

That was the observation that I made in the following blog a few weeks back:

3 Google Moves Signal End of Smartphone Era:

http://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=36&doc_id=1320834

The point of that story was not about how smartphones would be gone (they will be still with us), but there will be a proliferation of peripherals (wearables included) connected to smartphones.

 

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Re: Changing nature of Mobile World Congress
JimMcGregor   2/25/2014 9:34:45 AM
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Junko, much of this change is due to the smartphone becoming the magnet platform for new applications and usage models. in addition, the performance of many smartphones is now very close to the average PC. 

The next step is taking that small form factor and creating a smart network and enabling more devices, hence IoT.

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Re: Changing nature of Mobile World Congress
junko.yoshida   2/24/2014 7:02:45 PM
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@Azskibum, you wrote:

... but in a much more exciting way than the PC ecosystem & peripherals of a now almost bygone era.


Why do you think that is? Is it because smartphones are so "mobile" and you can connect anything to it?

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Re: Changing nature of Mobile World Congress
AZskibum   2/24/2014 6:41:25 PM
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"What we thought as a smartphone probably needs to be re-defined now. So few people actually talk on the smartphone!" Indeed, the smartphone has become the central hub, wirelessly connected to an increasing number of peripherals -- but in a much more exciting way than the PC ecosystem & peripherals of a now almost bygone era.

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Re: MWC and tablets
junko.yoshida   2/22/2014 11:49:15 PM
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Not to mention any technolgy that enables the network and mobility is covered at MWC.

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Re: MWC and tablets
junko.yoshida   2/22/2014 11:48:03 PM
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_hm, yes, of course. Anything connected to cellular networks counts.

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MWC and tablets
_hm   2/22/2014 5:32:40 PM
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Does MWC includes tablets as mobile device?

 

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Re: Changing nature of Mobile World Congress
zewde yeraswork   2/21/2014 9:11:04 AM
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it's almost as though it may be necessary to reinvent the telephone in a new form factor--outside of what the smartphone has become--so that mobile communications can once again be at the center of what's happening in a given form factor. I'm not sure how this would happen, but MWC would be an interesting place to launch such a device.

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Re: Changing nature of Mobile World Congress
junko.yoshida   2/20/2014 4:22:19 PM
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@Larry, that's a damn good point. What we thought as a smartphone probably needs to be re-defined now. So few people actually talk on the smartphone!

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