Linked by David Adams on Tue 14th Feb 2012 17:24 UTC
Apple Today Samsung AV product lead Chris Moseley had comments about Apple's rumored entrance into the television marketplace that sound eerily similar to that which Palm CEO Ed Colligan's said a few years back about how Apple's ability to simply walk into this market and figure it out like they had managed to do after years of research.
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RE: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by kristoph on Tue 14th Feb 2012 23:00 UTC in reply to "Comment by Thom_Holwerda"
kristoph
Member since:
2006-01-01

You know, there used to be an argument that said that 'separate' devices (like camera's and phones) were a better choice and would 'win' over integrated devices.

No one is arguing this anymore.

Similarly, the argument that 'smart' TV's are pointless and it's just all about picture quality and 'watching TV' are flawed.

The TV is - as I think Balmer originally said - just another screen and just like your phone/tablet/computer will have apps and shit that will run on it in addition to making the your TV browsing experience less complex.

Now I appreciate in the Netherlands it might be different but in the US we have 100+ channels, VOD from the ISP, Netflix, Hulu, etc.

That's just crying out for a smarter TV which would, for example, figure things out when you said 'play an episode of the simpsons'.


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cyrilleberger Member since:
2006-02-01

You know, there used to be an argument that said that 'separate' devices (like camera's and phones) were a better choice and would 'win' over integrated devices.

No one is arguing this anymore.


Curiously the "point and shoot" market (which is in direct competition with phones, as opposed to DSLR) is still going strong, maybe it has to do with picture quality ? I would say phones have replaced camera for being the camera you have always with you, but if you go somewhere with the intent of taking pictures, then people still relies on real camera.

However, if you replace "camera" by "music player", then I would agree. But for phones to replace camera, they will need to have proper lenses.

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rhavyn Member since:
2005-07-06

"You know, there used to be an argument that said that 'separate' devices (like camera's and phones) were a better choice and would 'win' over integrated devices.

No one is arguing this anymore.


Curiously the "point and shoot" market (which is in direct competition with phones, as opposed to DSLR) is still going strong, maybe it has to do with picture quality ? I would say phones have replaced camera for being the camera you have always with you, but if you go somewhere with the intent of taking pictures, then people still relies on real camera.

However, if you replace "camera" by "music player", then I would agree. But for phones to replace camera, they will need to have proper lenses.
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Compact camera sales were way down last year, I've seen estimates (DCWatch in this case) of a 17% year over year decline. DSLR sales are up. So you are correct in saying when someone really wants to take pictures they get a real camera but the camera they pick up isnt a compact.

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