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I have a DREAM! about going back in time to 2006 when we used to impress people by sending an e-mail on the go using a BlackBerry or to 2008-2009 when using an iPhone “3G” which introduces what so called apps was the real luxury or when i go to some meeting carrying my 7″ Samsung tablet to take notes and people start to ask about this small iPad! . technology has become over crowded with people who should have better sticks to their Nokia’s (send n receive or Green n Red buttons), i know i know this sound selfish and being introduced to the technology is actually good for them BUT! bad for the poor technology. They are everywhere on instgram, twitter & not to mention spamming my used to be beloved quiet intresting whatsapp on daily bases.
what i miss the most is when technology was a power with only people who appreciate it
Check out the latest commercial from Nokia trying to promote the Lumia 920 (Windows phone) while making fun of Samsung’s fan boys who most of them dont know that it runs Android :p and Apple’s addicts.
We have seen this kind of approach last year when all of Samsung’s commercial were about the iPhone & few years back when Apple made their PC VS Mac commercial series, could this kind of approach work for Nokia & Windowsphone ???
Has Apple became a SYMBOL ??
People often look at products in terms of handling & functionality. I was pretty amazed when, on my first iPhone, I couldn’t directly connect with other Bluetooth devices or simply install a new media player for a change.You simply can’t do this stuff with Apple products.
But when people use examples like that as an example of why Apple ‘ain’t all that great’, what they miss is that Apple is not simply a tech company, but a cultural symbol. It isn’t necessarily about Apple’s marketing successes as much as it is that Apple, the media and the public have positioned Apple as a sign of the cultural importance and needs. in Arabic “HABBA”
Recently, technology has become the thing in our culture that is symbolic of how we’re moving into the future. And Apple has become the company many in our culture look for to determine the direction of that movement: what the trends will be ??, what technology will take over ?? etc. Everyone now knows about an Apple event & new launches.
Sure, there are many “competitors” but Apple seems to be the most famous because of a simple, overlooked fact: their products are really obvious. You don’t have to be a tech-nerd to understand that their touch screens are neat. You don’t have to be a geek to know that carrying around your music collection and scrolling through it quickly is useful. You don’t have to care about software to know that the way the App Store manages updates is really plain and clear. The benefits of Facetime & some of the other features are really neglectable ; no-one cares that you could do it on a Nokia phone years ago.
The point is that Apple’s grand comprehensive statement (“we think this is the future of everything!”) connect with people quite easily. And because their products impact culture and not just tech – in things like the mobile web, the iPod, or the iPad – Apple can say what they want because they are the ones setting the tone of the TREND.
SO … yes i think Apple does became a symbol.
Nokia finally revealed their newest baby from Microsoft the Nokia Lumia. Running on Windows 7.5 Mango Microsoft’s newest mobile OS which doesnt bring anything new to the user’s experience just a new interface for the old buggy windows phones. Didn’t Microsoft lean from their previous failures !!!!!!
Do u think anyone would buy such a device ?????
I don’t think so even if I got it for free I won’t waste my time on it, 2 horrible products combined together Nokia & Microsoft a mobile nightmare.
2 weeks ago i flew with my buddy Aziz to Dubai to attend the GITX 2011, for me it a trip to wonderland with all the technology surrounding u, ginat company names that we use their products all gathered in one place to show us their muscles and prototypes to amaze us & compete against each others.
So many companies and gadgets to review i actually could not think straight with the tech around me i was living in a dream i didnt wanna wake up from. Sorry for the lack of photos coz we had such an amazing time as for myself i could not think of anything other than trying to go to every booth and see their gadgets and tech solution so if u dont like the pics blame Aziz 😛
Its basically impossible to cover all of GITX in one post but ill share with u some of the high lights and things most people will be interested in. Lets start with RIM ( BlackBerry manufacturers) the main high light in their booth is the PlayBook. Its my frist hands on the 7″ tablet by RIM and actually i was so surprised from the responsiveness of the screen unlike the Bold 9900 so responsive i felt im using an iPad. I wont deny i fell in love with it, first coz of its size, the best size to carry around unlike the iPad ( I hate carrying my iPad around especially when im in a shopping mall) other than the size i have mentioned the screen responsivness and ill say it again SOoOoOoOo RESPONSIVE even more than the Motorola Xoom & Galaxy Tab 🙂
I opened so many apps in the same time trying to see how many apps can it handle all opened in the same time and actually i failed to make it crash or lag even when multitasking no delay whats so ever. As for the browser its not like ur BlackBerry browser, fonts and pics loads up pretty quick and so refined compared to Safari on iOS devices almost the same & also no flash support.
The BlackBerry PlayBook only comes in a wifi version & if u need to tether it u must own a BlackBerry so u may also use ur BBM on it
If u dont own a BlackBerry and wanted to get the PlayBook they had an offer u wont resist or dream of 16 GB PlayBook + BlackBerry Curve all for a small price of 1799 AED = 135 KD which i believe is an awesome price for such a Tablet.
By the way the same tablet will be getting a software update by RIM so u can also download and install Android Apps on it, the best of both worlds. I would have got one although i own an iPad 2 but 2 tablets in the same time i will feel guilty using one and not the other.
CaseMate the famous Mobile covers manufacturers were displaying their newest Headphones. Their design and style rocks with great sound quality but i wont think of one unless its much cheaper than Boss, Sennheiser & Skull Candy headphone. I wont mention Beats by Dr Dre coz they r so over priced with a medium sound quality only a HABBAA.
LooooooL Nokia trying so hard to compete but actually nothing worth seeing their.
Now lets go to Microsoft, i was shocked to know that they didnt bring windows 7 with them to GITX only office updates and the Microsoft surface which is getting pretty old & not so responsive as u may think. Its microsoft if u dont experience a lag or an error then u r not using it correctly 😛 sorry windows but u r falling hard and i cant see u improving.