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shakeeb
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12/31/2014 | 12:41:13 PM
Smartphone Wishes
@Eric – Thanks for sharing. Today you could see a smartphone on the palm of almost every individual. Most of them have the problem of keeping the phone awake. I remember sometime back using a Nokia phone (probably Nokia 1100) which lasted for almost 3-4 day with a single charge. Today the battery of our smartphones sometimes don't even last a day. I see this as a major challenge for the mobile manufacturers for 2015. 
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12/31/2014 | 12:41:36 PM
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Today there is much competition for slimmer sleek design phones, so increasing the battery capacity is not an option for manufacturers. 
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12/31/2014 | 12:45:13 PM
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@Eric- Cornering Gorilla Glass 4 is out, but do you think this will contribute towards making a more durable device?
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12/31/2014 | 12:50:57 PM
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@Eric – I don't think affordability does much harm to the sales of smartphones. Today most young individuals have placed smartphones on their priorities lists. 
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12/31/2014 | 3:18:46 PM
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I agree, many folks have accepted the fact that these devices are going to cost as much as a decent computer, so they buget for these upgrades.  On top of that, when you factor in subsidies and the general competitive nature of the mobility market, rarely will the full price of these devices even factor into the equation for many.
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12/31/2014 | 3:50:50 PM
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@Stratustician,

I would say your comment is a really good accurate statement accross the board.

It's amazing to say that today a high end smartphone will cost you more than the average consumper PC, and about the same as a decent business/professional laptop

I don't think we're far when our PC will be our smartphone, in the sense that'll will dock them with a keboard and monitor and a full working OS will emerge.
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12/31/2014 | 3:52:27 PM
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To expand on my previous comment, many secondary markets have emerged thanks to the advancements in the smartphone and tablet industry.

As prices of components is going down because of constant competition, very low cost devices are available, which allow for easy entry into third world markets, thus people that never had recurring access to a network and a PC can now start "liking" :)
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12/31/2014 | 7:08:55 PM
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@Stratustician – yes most of them have already budgeted for smartphone upgrades and they have them on their priority list. 
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12/31/2014 | 7:11:16 PM
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@mejiac – yes most of these devices already have the capability of connecting a keyboard. Moreover the trend is towards "phablets" so the size of the display should be sufficient. 
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12/31/2014 | 7:13:49 PM
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@mejiac – Prices of component prices going down is one main reason to see many Chinese smartphones in the market at a much lower price. However durability is one of the main problems with these devices. 
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