CES 2015: Lack Of Killer Phones Sets Up MWC - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Comments
CES 2015: Lack Of Killer Phones Sets Up MWC
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
Ariella
50%
50%
Ariella,
User Rank: Author
2/21/2015 | 6:54:52 PM
Re: Interesting about Samsung...
@tjgkg maybe it's something about that age group. I know kids that age who are obsessed with "YouTubers."
tjgkg
50%
50%
tjgkg,
User Rank: Ninja
2/21/2015 | 6:46:04 AM
Re: Interesting about Samsung...
My 8th graders seem to love You Tube. I cannot believe how many hours they spend watching those insane videos. Some of them are educational ones which i encourage. But the dumb ones with guys doing jackass stunts is a waste of time and bandwidth. Thank God for Wi-Fi!
PedroGonzales
50%
50%
PedroGonzales,
User Rank: Ninja
1/12/2015 | 11:32:28 PM
Re: Interesting about Samsung...
These days people are very connected to their smartphones.  To be honest, school work can be done in a much more productive way using a  laptop than a smartphone.  I think the challenge in today's time is to properly know when its time to stay connect to all our device.  May be we should be connected all the time.   

 
Li Tan
50%
50%
Li Tan,
User Rank: Ninja
1/10/2015 | 9:30:28 PM
Re: Interesting about Samsung...
Exactly - the kids (and all adults) should not be "kidnapped" by iPhone and other portable devices but they are indeed essntial for our daily life nowadays. The students use cloud/smartphones to check and handle school work. The adults use them to access company emails when away from office. All of us rely on them to stay connected with our friends.
progman2000
50%
50%
progman2000,
User Rank: Ninja
1/10/2015 | 9:25:38 AM
Re: Interesting about Samsung...
Both my kids (14 and 12) have iPhones, that I purchased them.  Not sure why kids with iPhone is an "alarming" trend, it is just the world we live in.  I can facetime with them when away on business, they stay in touch with us when at their after school sports, and most their school work is in the cloud now so they will actually use the phones to check school work as well.  Frankly to imply that giving your kids iPhones is "a waste of money" kind of sounds like you either don't have kids or are slightly out of touch yourself...
Susan Fourtané
50%
50%
Susan Fourtané,
User Rank: Author
1/10/2015 | 5:22:45 AM
Re: Interesting about Samsung...
tjgkg,

Many of those 8th graders who you see with iPhones got them when the parents got a new iPhone. In today's day and time an 8th grader with a smartphone is not to be alarmed. They were born in a world dominated by technology.

Keeping them away from it is just forcing them to live in a time that was not theirs. I know people who have passed on their iPhones to their kids at an earlier age and many more who get their first phone at the age of 8.

-Susan 
Susan Fourtané
50%
50%
Susan Fourtané,
User Rank: Author
1/10/2015 | 5:11:42 AM
Re: Interesting about Samsung...
progman, 

You could wait just a couple of months to see what happens at MWC. 

-Susan
Ariella
50%
50%
Ariella,
User Rank: Author
1/9/2015 | 4:16:32 PM
Re: Interesting about Samsung...
@lacertosus Yes, I'd love to get something that doesn't need to be plugged in to reacharge every couple of days or so. It would be really great to be able to harness solar power for that.
Ariella
50%
50%
Ariella,
User Rank: Author
1/9/2015 | 4:15:00 PM
Re: Interesting about Samsung...
<have seen an alarming amount of 8th graders with iPhones that mom and dad bought them. And for what? To text or go on FB? >

@tjgkg that's just what my own 8th grader has been saying, that her classmates get these phones. As it is, I think she spends too much time with a screen -- her iPod. I don't feel a need to get her addicted to a phone, as well.
tjgkg
50%
50%
tjgkg,
User Rank: Ninja
1/9/2015 | 4:14:40 PM
Re: Interesting about Samsung...
I'm due for a new phone this summer as well. Currently i have the S4 which was the hot item when i got it but now is passe. It works very well but not as fast as others. I hope the S6 is feature rich. The latest iPhone is very nice but aside from being larger I do not see a great benefit to it that justifies the premium price.
Page 1 / 2   >   >>


The State of IT & Cybersecurity Operations 2020
The State of IT & Cybersecurity Operations 2020
Download this report from InformationWeek, in partnership with Dark Reading, to learn more about how today's IT operations teams work with cybersecurity operations, what technologies they are using, and how they communicate and share responsibility--or create risk by failing to do so. Get it now!
Slideshows
10 Ways to Prepare Your IT Organization for the Next Crisis
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  5/20/2020
News
IT Spending Forecast: Unfortunately, It's Going to Hurt
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  5/15/2020
Commentary
Helping Developers and Enterprises Answer the Skills Dilemma
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  5/19/2020
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Key to Cloud Success: The Right Management
This IT Trend highlights some of the steps IT teams can take to keep their cloud environments running in a safe, efficient manner.
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll