So this was last year... and I ran across a couple cool Youtube videos.
The below video is from the iPhone launch Video... it's interesting how they made a physical keyboard look like such a bad thing... keep this in mind for later:
CNN Released a 10 years Later iPhone Video. I Don't like a lot of CNN articles/news these days (this is coming from someone that grew up with CNN Headline News)... but this was definitely a good video lol. I LOVE the reactions of the Senior engineer and how he HONESTLY talks about the iPhone and issues. These are the things you don't see in the 1st video I linked from 2007... what a sales job Steve Jobs did.
Such a crazy thing... based off this... the keyboard on Cell phones died. It also changed the perceptions of all people (especially younger generations) that keyboards meant "Out of date" technology... no matter how inaccurate the touch screen is.
To this day, I think Apple and IOS has the best touch screen, most accurate, and the amount of incorrect corrections are minimized. Android... I'm still having some troubles in this area and I'm looking for ways to operate with autocorrect / prediction off. These are things you didn't have to worry about as much. Though I do not agree with Jobs on the rest of the smart phones being dumb lol. But that was the right plat at the right time... good play sir... good play.
Blackberry proceeded to miscalculate the importance of apps. Palm Died. The remainder of the cell phone market was thrown up in the air. Now at the other end of the spectrum... Apple is facing increased competition with Android. Android has technically taken over the market.
I wrote a small review on the BlackBerry Touch
from this year. It's actually a pretty decent phone. I don't think it will persuade many people, but it's android based. It's not the most powerful phone out there but comes with many of the BlackBerry tools / software people have grown to love.
Post up your thoughts and comments... It's pretty cool to go back and review these events.