The biggest difference that most people dont seem to realise is,when I get off my PC I get off.The connection is over and complete.
On the other hand I am always and permanently connected to my mobile phone(except in the case of really smart and resoureful people who know when to switch off the mobile phone when it starts to get too much for them to handle-Especially late at night...)
This is something which attracts most app developers and advertisers to the Mobile platform today(and is why Mobile is where most of the growth is going to come from today).PCs will still be there 5 years from now for sure,Just that growth will not be explosive like in the Mobile space.
the one key feature most of us are comfortable is using phone for long conversations, this feel is never created once we are on a call online. as we are all gtting lethargic we look for some device which we can just carry it in our pockets or vanity bags instead of carryin a pouch to carry our Pc's. but definitely there is a problem with Mobiles too if we want to read long pages of data it will start getting monotonous and irritating to.
Elctrnx_iyf: You really did a good job in shedding light on factors that can really give the mobiles strong competitive edge over PCs but that eventually may not give them the advantage because we are in the era of "the more sophisticated the lesser the size". Mobiles coming with keykoard and wider screen might defeat the aims and objectives of mobile electronics.
The smartphones are really helpful when it comes to checking of mails,status and other tasks that does not involve serious computation.This among many other factors is the reason why they can not replace PCs . The PCs still maintain one of their major tasks -serious computationsand this is still an edge over the smartphones
In my opinion PCs are the best. I do use a smart phone like all for checking my mails watching videos sometime while traveling but i can not do my work on phone.When i go out or when i don't have a PC available mobile comes handy.If i want to find out the route while traveling or if i want to find out a good resturant or If i would like to know nearest gas station i always use my phone. I feel smartphones made life more easier.
I'm an electronics engineer and considering the amount of time spent on computer and on the mobile on every day I can clearly say that mobiles are good, to chekc osme quick status or to just get updates on emails on news. But they can not replace a computer because of to main factors of diplay and keyboard. And then next comes the factor of processing power. If the mobile can give a viewing experince of atleast 12 inch monitor and good keypad for faster typing or an equivalent interface something like a laser projected keypad then we might actually use mobiles all the time.
I believe, however smart SMART phones might become, PCs will never perish. They are in a league of their own. Infact I am thinking to buy one desktop after buying Smartphone and laptop :). The processor speed advantage, cost factor advantage that the conventional desktop PC's offer can neither be achieved by smart phones nor the laptops (I am treating PC as pure desktop). Infact we can treat it as a ecosystem where each device plays its own role. Desktop gives us processing speed, laptops/smartphones gives us mobility.
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