Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Nokia Delivers on Ubergadget

Being an Apple person, Motorola has not been a preferred company, so when it came time to get a new phone, part of the reason why I went with Nokia was that it was not a Moto, and it seemed to have all sorts of innovations. Now Nokia has upped the ante again in terms of innovation and has rolled out what really is the first true (in my mind) ubergadget - the latest N series phone isn't really a phone - it's a "convergence device". It even has TV out to show the 90 minutes of full screen video it can do. Nokia also has some interesting tricks with it's UMA technology that will allow for seamless handovers from 3G to WiFi networks. Keep in mind that these phones will be at the "free on a 2 year plan" price within 2 years (remember when the RAZR came out - and now it's a junker phone). Education can't really afford not to look at these things seriously. If not in K-12, continuing education and professional education/inservice (like medicine) certainly can't remain ignorant for long. Reading the comments from the story, one of them is from the owner of Computers and More. He's got some interesting ideas including this chart: Phones are seemingly becoming the ultimate disruptive device. Not only in personal conversations and at the movies, but for anywhere else they can be carried. Apple should take notes. Technorati Tags: , , , ,,