Asus has announced it’s Padfone. It’s a mobile phone with a “pad” you can plug in into if you want something with a bigger screen. It’s concept is similar to that of Motorola’s Atrix. I like the ideas, but I would prefer something wireless. Wouldn’t it be cool if you could just buy a generic tablet or netbook that you could connect any phone to rather than a specific phone. I guess that would be the next step and a little closer to moving to the cloud.
Research companies Gartner and IDC predict that the smartphone operating system market will remain dominated by Symbian in 2014, followed by Android in the No. 2 spot. AllAboutSymbian.com provides a summary – along with some unreasonable Symbian enthusiasm – of these predictions with some graphics relating to the future growth of the different platforms.
bad good news is – that is if Gartner and IDC are correct – is that we have at least 3 uplifting years of unobscure, well-documented, Symbian development to look forward to. I’m pumped. Not.