Shall we see how many devices we have for personal use? Could we count them all?
Some companies with a solid tradition in photography have quit the business due to the increasing number of camera phones. It seems a lot easier to use your phone for taking pictures than buy a camera.
Agfa-Gevaert or Konica Minolta are two of the companies which decided that their business could no longer compete with the latest technology. As handset companies are bringing up all new kinds of solutions regarding their products could we also witness the same problems for the music devices manufacturers? Talk, take pictures, listen to music, watch a video, all included in that super device called mobile phone. Companies keep adding new features in order to provide their customers with best solutions possible.
Apple is said to develop its own branded phone while having an agreement with Motorola for shipping iTunes on some of the handsets. There you have it, more music to your phone. This is definitely not good news for the music device making companies. Handset producing companies have also started adding video recording facilities, planning to make the phones an all in one product.
If in the beginning only the rich people could afford buying smart phones, makers have reached the conclusion that selling them to masses at an affordable price could bring in more profit.
Predictions have already been made. Nokia’s multimedia head stated in the Monday edition of Financial Times that the months of music and video device makers are numbered.
There is just one question left, are consumers truly ready to embrace the next generation phones? As sales keep growing the answer is probably YES.