Still the old topic about phones and PDA convergence ...
1) My understanding about device convergence : Mobile phone > hybrids < PDA
Under the hybrid word, I saw many definitions ...
Some call any hybrids "smartphones".
Some (and that's what I was thinking) consider smartphones are mainly phones
with some PDA functionalities (as opposed to PDA with GSM/GPRS/WIFI
Other thinks, smartphones are just in the middle, between Phone-PDA and
Hybrids families are often designated by :
> A brand :
> A plateform :
And of course, every opinions are based on different sides of the problem.
So basically, the only definition I am sure of is the "mobile phone" one
("What is a PDA anyway ?"
2) My target : Connected-colour-handheld-html-devices
Answering to the above question is interesting, but I'm not sure such a
debate could lead anywhere.
So here is my "use case" :
On one hand I have a i-mode/wap1.2/wap2 site. The display is
device-oriented, using a content adaptation plateform.
On another hand I have a website. Without device specific adaptation (or
maybe a few browser-oriented adaptation). With a lot more functionalities,
graphics, and content.
Between, I wish to make a site, for mobile device with nice graphical
capacities, large screen, etc... without (or few) adaptation.
So basically my main questions are :
-> Which handset category should I target ? And how to name this category
when communicating about it ?
-> Which O.S/browser should I target to get a good compromise between
capability/compatibility and large audience ?
-> Which client-side language should I choose (for the same reason) ? I
think xHTML MP + wCSS would be the best choice.
Any recent study, figures, PDA browsers list would help me much.
Bonus questions :
- And Flash ?
Thank you in advance for your input on this complicated subject.
Received on Tue Mar 1 00:14:21 2005