Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Sep 2012 02:57 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Right now, the mobile wars have just two major combatants: Apple's iOS and Google's Android. Nokia could yet make Windows Phone a serious third player, but there are also a few more minor actors with the potential to disrupt the market. Jolla is the most mysterious of those players, which also include Firefox OS and Open WebOS. Jolla (a Finnish word for a small sailing boat) arose from the ashes of Nokia and Intel's MeeGo project, canned in favour of Microsoft's mobile OS. The Linux-based OS has not been shown off yet, but Jolla has already scored a deal with China's top phone distributor, DPhone. The first Jolla device is due later this year, so to find out more I spoke with the company's chief executive, ex-Nokian Jussi Hurmola." Please let Jolla succeed. Pretty please with sugar on top. The industry needs this. Please.
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RE[6]: Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Thu 27th Sep 2012 15:16 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by ilovebeer"
ilovebeer
Member since:
2011-08-08

No I'm not in the dark.

I'm just saying there are 2 desktop uses ("simple" office workers and the consumer) which are very wide spread uses of the desktop.

You're not in the dark but you completely ignore the existence of workstations and desktops that require more from ram, cpu, and/or video than you are going to get from a cell phone? Wow.... I guess you think it's easy to make your case when you refuse to acknowledge anything that opposes it.

Sorry to break the bad news to you, again, but there's no question you're in the dark.

Would you really be surprised if they could do all tasks on hardware which is also used as a smartphone.

If you only need to check email and google, no. If you need to do anything half-serious, yes. And it seems anyone with common sense or half-sane agrees.

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RE[7]: Comment by ilovebeer
by Lennie on Fri 28th Sep 2012 07:19 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by ilovebeer"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Hey, it's hard to predict the future. I'll admit it.

Netbooks didn't "kill" the desktop, but many people are now buying ultrabooks instead of laptops.

from a report from IHS:

"...average memory amount was 256 MB in Q1 2010, while the average in Q1 2012 was 800 MB. Average selling prices for low-power DDR2 (LPDDR2) DRAM retreated by 48 percent from $2.59 to $1.34 during 2011."

The high-end smartphones have 2GB, the low-end desktops have 4GB.

You don't see a trend ?

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RE[7]: Comment by ilovebeer
by Lennie on Mon 1st Oct 2012 19:19 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by ilovebeer"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Countries with crap landline infrastructure are obviously the first to adopt a society with more mobile Internet users than desktop/laptop Internet users:

India:

http://gs.statcounter.com/#mobile_vs_desktop-IN-daily-20120924-2012...

And some graphs based on much less users:

Nigeria:

http://gs.statcounter.com/#mobile_vs_desktop-NG-monthly-201110-2012...

Somalia:

http://gs.statcounter.com/#mobile_vs_desktop-SO-monthly-201110-2012...

Sudan:

http://gs.statcounter.com/#mobile_vs_desktop-SD-monthly-201110-2012...

Edited 2012-10-01 19:39 UTC

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