@saranyatil you didnt list RIM among them. Unfortunately tide may seem turning against the Canadian based maker of Blackberry but still major player in smarthpone market. Should RIM makes Android compatible with its Playbook tablet PC that may redirect the market to different scene.
As RIM's senior director of global developer relations, Mike Kirkup disengaged his services from the company, another shaky moment for the company. To buttress this, a report from Michael Lewis, a Business Reporter for the Star.com " the loss of Research In Motion Ltd.’s developer relations chief comes at a critical time as the company struggles to attract software developers to the BlackBerry family of mobile devices", full report here.
I think that it is fantastic that Samsung has already announced this product. Hopefully, they will follow through and make it available to consumers before competitors, like Apple, jump on the bandwagon. We have to assume that Apple is working on a similar idea.
That being said, I don't know how I feel about such a device if the form factor is too large to hold up to the ear (or at least perceived to be too large). Certainly bluetooth will help, but again, I see this as a tool for the younger generation who communicate mainly via texting and actually talking on the phone is a thing of the past. Maybe college students that can carry this tool around and utilize all its features without ever having to "pick up the phone".
This idea is going to turn out to be a lucrative business for Samsung. Looking into the future i feel there s going to be a huge fight between the giants ( Apple, Google - Motorolla, Samsung). At the end just hope that we end up choosing the right device and not get lost.
"As a natural scribbler and doodler, the stylus -- used in combination with the touchscreen swipes -- ups the level of gadget usefulness"
@Jennifer I totally agree with you that the stylus ups the level of gadget usefulness. I think Samsung was smart to realise this gap and released Samsung Note, which looks very different and unique from rest of the peers. Just wondering if this gadget will pose threat to Apple ?
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