Smartphone Surge Heralds End of PC Era

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Ariella
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Re: End of PC era?
Ariella   2/21/2012 8:02:13 AM
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@pocharle well, that would fit with how we read English, left to right. Perhaps someone can look into how people arrange their screens in countries that read languages right to left. 

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pocharle   2/21/2012 5:31:07 AM
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I think the left to right sequence of important to less important screens makes the most sense (at least in the US). I can vouch for that one.

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JADEN   2/18/2012 10:14:44 AM
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I don't see any smartphone taking the place of PC.  Considering the enterprise use, smartphones can not function as PC, though when talking about HTML browsing, video streaming, GPS navigation, and third party applications especially for social networking, we can be talking of smartphone but for enterprise use, smartphone is nothing.

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t.alex   2/17/2012 8:18:46 PM
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Diplay is always a concern. Some people prefer smaller sizes while others bigger size. I would love to have some tiny projector that can display big or small size anywhere, perhaps into the air!

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Ariella   2/17/2012 8:28:43 AM
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@pocharle

So would right-handed people put the main ones and the right and left-handed people have theirs on the left? Or maybe they follow traffic conventions and always put the main on the right except for in countries that drive on the left side of the road.

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pocharle   2/17/2012 1:38:22 AM
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Ariella,

Most people with more than 1 monitor know the truth... you still spend most of your time staring at ONE. You occasionally look at the second so technically, 1 would still do just fine. It is just convenient to not have to do more than change your gaze to see your 'less important' windows.

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stochastic excursion   2/15/2012 12:51:32 AM
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A good part of PC sales over the past decades has come from feature-rich software and OS, which consume more and more memory and processor time.  With the mobile platform, the trend for software seems to be to run lean and take up less hardware resources.  This has probably made the market more complacent with legacy PC technology.

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Barbara Jorgensen   2/14/2012 2:50:19 PM
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Since my primary job is writing, tablets and smartphones are just too small for typing and editing. But I'm wondering about people who aren't tied to their keyboards. Salesfolk--can you live without a PC? Other road warriors?

I think tablets should be more threatened by smartphones. As blasphemous (sp?) as it sounds, a phone and laptop/PC are a necessity; a tablet is nice to have.

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Jay_Bond   2/14/2012 9:08:44 AM
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I find it hard to believe that the IPad or any other tablet is going to signify the end of the PC. Yes, it is going to eat into sales of PC's. One draw back to the Ipad or any other tablet is no disk drive. I still buy CD's and to upload my music i need a CD/DVD player, unlike other people I don't buy all of my music from Itunes which is what Jobs would love.

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prabhakar_deosthali   2/14/2012 6:30:48 AM
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It would be interesting to see how many of these smart phone owners are also having PCs or Laptops. The results will most likely show that teh smart phones are not replacing PCs in most of the cases buy are replacing the old style mobile phones.

Si I doubt whether more smart phone sales means end of PC era.

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