Category Archives: Vishal Said

The death of nokia phones

It was my first phone the bulky 3210. Since beginning Nokia had dominated the cell phone handsets industry. With new models being released every quarter the market was always flooded with all sorts of options to choose from. I guess at that time Nokia’s strategy was to flood market with innovative products and shock and awe the competition. This might have been the winning formulae for nokia. This continued till the advent of smart phones.
Smartphones took nokia by surprise and caught them off-guard the market dynamics changed so fast that they took time to innovate and come up with competitive products, this catch up race that they were doing with others changed them from masters to follower.
Never the less the hard work paid off with advent of Lumia and asha series. These phone are good and affordable and to some extend a befitting answer to smartphone wars.
Then came the dooms spell, among their financial crisis and insecurity for windows phone. Prompted nokia to sell the devices division to Microsoft.
This started a whole new chapter, Microsoft being a software giant is not able to do justice to the devices division esp. Mobile phones. The release cycles for new phone is very long by which they would not be able to cash upon the initial success the Lumia phones enjoyed.

In hope that microsoft would rev up the market with more handsets, we the admirers of Nokia phone await for it rise again.

The Desktop That is

No matter how many gadgets or smart devices are released and invented for computing, out of them desktops would always have their own place. On a personal level having tried all kinds of portable devices i.e Surface , Windows Tab & Smartphone.
The real productive tool in my opinion would always be mighty old desktop for the simple reasons

  1. First off it’s a DESKTOP. Which means just like the study table it would always have its own place. One do not have to lug it around and try to be comfortable with it. Its there always no matter what, in one corner of the house. Just kept aside ready to be used anytime. On a subconscious level it does give a sense of stability or grounding, if you know what I mean. 
  2. In comparison to cost of a portable device (for productivity) the desktop may be a bit on higher side, but the small screen size and options of doing meaningful work i.e to be used for productivity makes portable device a big NO NO.
  3. Desktops run for hours like a work horse and not complain. Try doing that with a laptop, boy does it heat up.
  4. The number of peripherals that can be connected to a desktop are many and the good old wired means of connection is way better and faster than going wireless. 
  5. The smaller sized mini or small form factor CPU do not hog much space on the desk leaving more space for a bigger display.

So next time when you decide to buy a computing device give desktops a chance they would sure turn out to be comparatively cheaper and a great productivity tool.