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It feels like just yesterday when we were discussing how trying to trash Apple is not a very good strategy. Oh wait (ok, it was last week. Close enough!) Now, to be fair, Nokia’s attempt was slightly more pathetic than this one by Amazon but still, I mean, how many people do you know that have a Kindle Fire? A little humility isn’t a bad idea, Amazon.
We’ve been down this road before, Nokia. Well, it was with your partner, now owner, Microsoft, but same same. Now the truth is, I was starting to feel a little optimistic about the Windows Phone advertising based on the most recent ads…
Wait, don’t close the tab, I am not going to be talking about the impressive growth in Lumia sales or the fact that Windows Phone has begun to surpass competing platforms in various locations. Enough has been said about those things and putting it frankly, ridiculing Windows Phone as a mobile competitor in today’s market is just plain silly. Wait, I am getting ahead of myself again…
If you have been within five miles of the internet over the past few days, you must have heard that Snapchat, the mobile app that allows you to share temporary pictures that evaporate after a set time period, turned down a $3 billion offer form Facebook, and possibly a $4 billion offer from Google! Then the internet exploded!
So let me just get this out of the way. Google/Motorola sent me the Moto X a few weeks back and I truly love the device. All else aside, one of the things that drove me nuts about Android is that when I am sitting in a meeting and I get an email or a message, I have to pick up the phone, unlock it, and slide down the notifications just to see if that message is important enough for me to interrupt what I was doing. The Moto X fixes that with the Active Display. The touchless controls on the Moto X are also all sorts of awesome, and I haven’t even mentioned the amazing battery life.
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Smartphones are great. No, really. to be connected all the time and have the world at your fingertips is a great advancement to our world. You know what else is it? Extremely addictive. More and more people are becoming quite literally addicted to their phones and some might say, it is ruining the social element of our society.
Do you remember a few years back when the original Motorola RAZR was released? I do. It was my first “cool” mobile phone. In fact, it was more than cool. It astounded me the first time I picked it up, how anyone could get a phone to be this thin. Of course, the RAZR was a terrible phone in today’s standards, in fact, it was a terrible phone in any standards.
I hate to say I told so, but I did. No, really, I did. Many times. You see, the mobile space is a difficult one to compete in. It moves so fast that by the time you have a new product, it is already old. Companies that were the market leaders 30 seconds ago (ok, a few years, but you know what I mean) are now either dead or on the verge of a brutal death.
Never say never. If I had told you just a few years ago that we would be wearing mobile computers on our wrists and our faces, you might have been inclined to lock me up. And yet, smartwatches are the new black and Google Glass is all over the place.