Powered by a smartphone's processor, storage, and connectivity, laptop docks should be a showcase for desktop environments such as Samsung's DeX. But the small teams creating them haven't supported a quality experience.
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The aspiring "safe" wireless carrier for kids' phones has taken the nuclear option of removing virtually all apps as well as any app store.
Once, UWB-based Wireless USB failed to make inroads as a cable replacement technology. Now, a UWB variant aimed at precisely locating objects seems poised to join Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC as a ubiquitous wireless technology.
KaiOS is racking up tens of millions of users by catering to the feature phone market. Its momentum with carriers could turn it into a formidable IoT player.
Early smartphone users cursed the awkwardness of software keyboards. But for BlackBerry to come back, it will need to crack a market that has embraced typing on glass.
Microsoft's embrace of touchscreen phones stumbled many times before finally falling. But strengthening bridges to iOS and Android can take it only so far.
Approaches include a smaller smartphone, an attractively designed minimalist phone, and bringing more sophisticated apps to feature phones.
I have no plans to again gorge on the junk food of acquaintanceships.
A simple accessory would help define the device's identity.
A decade after growing smartphone touchscreens crowded handheld keyboard devices out of the market, more market newcomers than ever are working on amping the cramping of QWERTY.