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Concept: netphone

As it is known, the absolute majority of attempts to predict the future turned out to be incorrect, and in places simply ridiculous. But I'll try.

Quite unnoticed by the end consumer over the past 5 years, two and a half major revolutions occurred in the mobile device market. The first is associated with the widespread proliferation of smartphones (and the disappearance of the PDA as a class), the second with the emergence and spread of netbooks. Another half falls on nettops and touch interface.

In the end, both revolutions took place in consciousness: a mass understanding emerged that a full-fledged working computer could be placed in such a small package, and moreover at a reasonable price.
Thinking over all this, I came to the conclusion that very soon a new revolution is coming and a new class of devices will appear. At least, I would buy such a device without hesitation. I even came up with a code name for a new device class: netphone.

What it is? By and large, a completely standard smartphone, perhaps, preferably, is more powerful: some dual-core ARM processor, or better, a three-core (one core with low power consumption and two full-fledged ones). A large amount of RAM and a flash drive gigov so on 128 inside.

However, in addition to the actual phone, the kit includes another device, like the one on the picture: a cradle / docking station with the following features:

To work with all these prichandalov need an "adult" operating system. For example, docile under the touch-interface xbuntu (let's call it, let's say, Phobuntu).

What do we get at the output? Absolutely normal, fit for work (and even gaming in some Quake 3) computer, which quietly fits in your pocket!

Imagine, you come to work, insert the phone into the cradle - and, voila, it picks up an external monitor, keyboard and mouse, and becomes an absolutely normal desktop! At the same time it has a list of contacts, mail received on the way and everything else that you used to keep on the phone. Without any synchronization and USB connections. The telephone is the computer.

At the same time, wherever there is a cradle, you can work normally and comfortably. And on the phone itself, as on the second monitor, display, for example, a list of contacts or an email client. Or address book to call on work issues. Through your sim card. Right from the computer.

Moreover, a normal and convenient workplace can be organized anywhere, there would be a cradle - for example, in libraries, airports, at what conferences. If manufacturers do not greedy and make a single connector, of course.

Existing mobile phones have literally a half-step left to do: Ubuntu is set up for itself on some models, the cradles with VGA and LAN already exist. It remains to put it in one mobile device of a new class. In principle, Android / iOS will also work if they learn to work with standard peripherals.

If I had a couple of millions of dollars, I would have invested in the creation of such a thing without hesitation. Well, since I do not have a million dollars, and I do not suffer with copywriting - I give the idea to anyone.

UPD: invented an advertising slogan: 'Computer is personal again!'

Source: https://habr.com/ru/post/105523/

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