The Tablet Smart Phone Symbiotic Relationship Considered
It’s hard to say if the smart phones are getting bigger, or the tablet computers are getting smaller, but they do seem to be merging. Why you ask? Well it’s simple, because people need both devices, but they don’t wish to carry both devices everywhere they go, they only want one device, one battery charger to worry about, and one device to send and receive e-mails, and they need them interlinked and always synced. Interesting thought here, yes?
There was an article in PC Pro Online News recently titled; “Don’t super-size my smartphone Bro!” posted on July 12, 2012 by Paul Ockenden which stated that he “doesn’t understand why people want smartphones with giant screens, and “Has anyone else noticed what’s been happening to top-end smartphones recently? They’ve started to get big – really big Realme X7 Max 5G.”
Well, consider this I say; I think many consumers want their tablet to be a smart phone too, what should happen in the future is that your smart phone attaches to your tablet to be used as a handset, while normally connected to the tablet. Okay so, let’s discuss this potential eventuality shall we? What if your tablet computer had a long extended handset which popped out of the side and you could use it as a flip phone let’s say. And while it was docked and locked into your tablet, it would be fully synced up?
In essence, it would be two devices and one, and you’d have a large screen, and all the features of the tablet, plus you’d be able to run Microsoft office products for instance, but you’d also have your phone. If you just wanted to go somewhere really quickly with your phone, you could unplug it from your tablet and leave. Or you can carry the whole thing with you. It seems to me that that device in the future is the one that people will prefer, an all-in-one device.
Before you say this is impossible, let me remind you that the Hewlett-Packard image division made billions of dollars for decades in a row selling all-in-one printers, which were also fax machines, copy machines, and several other devices. If you look in the modern office today, or just about any small business, you will see that these devices have merged, and now as the devices are getting smaller, and the technology is getting better and miniaturizing, it makes sense to do this.
Now then, this would be a challenge to all the designers out there to come out with a device that would serve the users. Yes, I’m talking about; “Power to the Users,” and my question is who is going to make it happen? Please consider all this and think on it.