the swiss army knife is a nice analogy.
integration always means a compromise in usability:
the more functions you integrate, the more the usability of each function
or would you replace your cutlery with 10 swiss army knives?
I saw a Nokia presen where they annoucned are already the worlds largest
digital camera manufacturer.
For a while it was the gameboy camera extension...
Tho all-in-one swiss army knife devices never seem to catch on with the
mass market, maybe the keitai is unique. Related: the PSX looks like a
product that aimed to do lots and ended with little in order to ship
> - Killing now digital cameras
> Just a a short thought. Keitai camera phones will be by the end of
> year at 3-4 megapixels and capable of shooting good quality video.
> As quality reach the satisfying level for the average consumer
> photographer any higher resolution has less value
> By that time the lower end of consumer cameras market will be probably
> - Killing tomorrow Mp3 players
> By introducing higher storage media MP3 players will be the second
> category of consumer electronics killed by Keitas.
> As you reach an amount of space capable of satisfying the average
> music consumer any higher capacity device has a limited value for
> the mass market while remaining interesting for a niche of more
> advanced music lovers.
> - Killing the day after tomorrow Video Cameras
> if you see the new Foma D900i it is in this direction.
> So finally are the keitai producers jeopardizing the consumer
> electronics market
> by replacing a number of devices with a single one?
> What do you think?
Received on Thu Dec 18 12:22:30 2003