Image: My Sony Ericsson P900 purchased in Dec 2003
Almost 12 years back, in 2004 when I used Sony Ericsson P900, 2nd touchscreen phone in the world with the Symbian UIQ operating system, wherever I go people encountered me with their unusual looks.
Nobody predicted the future of smartphones in those days. People treated phones as the communication medium to make calls and SMS. Those are the days 16K color phones with VGA cameras created a craze in consumers.
Image: These are hotcakes around 2002 & 2003
Smartphone market came across a rapid growth in the past decade. We switched over to the mobile phones from desktop computers unconsciously.
Now mobile market began to experience the same downtrend as the desktop computers tasted in the last decade. The percent of the people who upgrade their smartphones at least two times in a year is slowly decreasing.
It is the reason for the latest technological innovations taking place around the globe. Now companies focusing more on Smart watches, virtual reality headsets, other wearable gadgets and IoT devices.
Smartphones still exist for another 10 to 15 years, but their role in the day to day life will change a lot from traditional phone calling, SMS Facebook, Whatsapp usage to a more powerful central dashboard for all other gadgets we are going to use.
Image: IoT will change entire Technology market
At present, we are continuously searching for powerful smartphones with high specifications. It became very hard for the mobile manufacturing companies to equip more RAM, more storage, and powerful cameras into their upcoming models. By a certain point in time, our search for greater specifications will come to an end, and mobile manufacturers will set a few baseline specifications for the mobile handsets and focus more on other gadgets and technologies.
I hope we will experience this smart migration soon.