BBC’s correspondent Spencer Kelly who presents the “Click” program is now in Japan for the ultimate tech show; the CEATEC. He started the show with a great statement saying this tech show unlike other tech festivals isn’t about unleashing new products but it’s about showcasing technologies which may change our lives in the next decades.
He’s indeed right. We rarely see new technologies and features implemented in our phones that results in a smoother, smarter UI without extra cores and bucks! Perhaps Google and Microsoft are doing their best to answer your questions starting with “What” by their search engines. Facebook and Twitter and other social networks reply your questions about “Who” and there are Nokia’s HERE and Google Map to show you “Where”. Do our mobiles have made everything available On-The-Go rather than “There’s an app for that”? It’s an eternal alternation between Marketing and Technology. Maybe few people are amazed by Double-Tap feature on LG G2 which makes your access to the OS so easy (Sounds familiar? Cough N9 Cough). I think the fuss is all about Snapdragon 800, RAM and pixels.
We are missing these facilitative features that can add extra beauty to the platform.
Talking in business, if your company has Ischemic revenue then there will be no money to fund innovations. Surprisingly there’s the ambitious Jolla with its Sailfish OS to take innovations to the extremes. If you want to be a player in this field you have to obey the rules to stay alive. Those faceless companies that lead this industry has has set their rules of business and boy can you disagree? Jolla like every other phone manufacturer needs money to stay on track and we are here to ask you HOW?
Now we all know almost everything about Jolla smartphone in terms of specs thanks to the leaks. Owh! Sorry guys, that was official! Every time when I read the specs of a device before its official announcement I start praising EVleaks. But not for now though.
Here’s the question for you … What’s Next?
Last month we saw a leaked image of a Nokia Smartwatch. We’re surely entering a new era of gadgets which might be as revolutionary as Tablets. Personally I see no real benefits in wearable devices when I can pull off my phone in a second and see notifications on sleep screen. More to the point, I don’t have to charge my watch every night like Samsung Gear. Sure, it’s not about what I say or what I think. Where there’s a market for something, Companies will invade that segment for extra revenue, be it worthy or not.
Like those 3D TVs which ended up in low demands compared to LCD/Plasma/LED TVs. It was worsened when 4k emerged. Oh! Sebastian Anthony at extreme tech has a good article for it. Check it out.
It’s all about trends plunged into people’s minds. With some ostentatious Ads people will be “jaw dropped” and therefore they try to save money and reduce expenditures on unnecessary materials JUST to buy that fashionable gadget he/she has seen on TV. That’s why people renew their smartphones in a year or months if you like. It’s not about connecting people, that theory has gone. It’s all about attracting people to what you make.
Phones, Phablets, Tablets, PadFones and those I don’t recall at the moment are ruthlessly hitting the shelves and surprisingly our tastes. I like this variety of gadgets after all.
What’s the point of saying all these words?
The point is our question, “What’s Next”?
Our lovely blue-eyed startup company which has just learned to stand on its feet is raising its hand, pointing to the sky while standing against the giants telling them “I’m the unique one, Unlike you”.
We like to be unlike. Just unlike others who like to be like everyone else carrying iPhones and Android devices.
I’d like to have your opinions on the next Jolla product. Should it enter Tablet arena and fight against Apple and Samsung and others? I personally think Jolla can partner with a HW company like Vizio and thus license Sailfish OS (By the way, Vizio is gearing up for releasing its tablets powered by Cortex A53/57 SoC made by AMD… coincidence? 😉 ).
What about Phablets? This segment is not that big though. Still, there are some major players like Samsung, Sony and the rumored Lumia 1520 from Nokia. I’d like to hear your suggestions if Jolla needs to inject some of its leukocytes? In fact Sailfish OS might be very useful for one-handed Phablet usage if you think of it, you won’t need to move your finger around as much as you need on Android.
Tablets! Aanti Saarnio tweeted that Sailfish UI/UX on tablets is just impressive. To be honest, I’m quite confident from OS side. But the major concern is the cash reserve and maybe future obstacles.
So guys I repeat again, What’s NEXT?
Special thanks to Sepehr (James) Noori for edit and photos.
By the way! Our latest video on YouTube has made almost 10,000 views on the first week! amazing support from you all! Thank you for making us stunned! And please share it with the friends who are not familiar with Jolla.