I found this very interesting graphic on another techie blogger’s site and immediately realized that despite Apple’s success with their interactive and multi-functional i-Phones and i-Pods that take advantage of user generated apps the company still hasn’t fully grasped WHY these were sucessful.
The success of their technology is in the user interaction with and contribution to not only the applications but the function of the product. Single function, designer prescribed useage just isn’t going to cut it in the new world of user defined products! If we already have a touchscreen smart phone that can hold our schedule, store pictures, take pictures, play movies stored on micro SD cards, stream video, read our e-mail to us, choose view mode, play games and pretty much everything all our other electronics can do all in one convenient package………….what would we want with a basic handheld touchscreen tablet that does none of those things but costs twice as much?
Maybe Apple should have asked us??