Netbooks lead the way on how we'll be using our mobile phones in the near future
26 Aug 2009 - 12:46pm
5 years ago
On Aug 26, 2009, at 11:30 AM, dave malouf wrote:
> Have people seen this company called Modu? > they have an interesting take on all this: >http://modumobile.com/
They've got an interesting story for sure. I wonder how successful
they'll be against bigger players like Apple though.
I've brought up the idea a few times with people I know over at Apple
about how what I want is my iPhone to slide or dock into the spot
where the current trackpad is, and use the iPhone as a touch based
input on my laptop to replace the trackpad. Basically make my iPhone
an integral part of my laptop when I'm at my desk, where the iPhone
brings me a touch I/O to my computer instead of having to make the
entire computer screen a touch-based model.
You can also do more interesting things like what was on display at
TED with the blocks mini-computers, only here the laptop and the
iPhone talk to each other to create computer-to-computer interactions
that make sense in a working environment, using both screens for
unique things not possible currently. Then when I head home, I undock
the iPhone and have all my data and personal stuff on it already and
can use it as I do today. By docking the iPhone to your laptop in this
fashion, you get nice benefits like it can auto-sync and get
recharged. It can also store all my application keys and prefs so when
I change laptops, I don't have to reinstall and reconfigure my tools
like the Creative Suite or Mail or iTunes.
Whenever I mention this sort of idea, I get the typical sly wink and
smile from Apple people. Even my good friends there have become part
of the cult of secrecy. Frustration!
Anyway, once Apple and other computer manufacturer's do this kind of
stuff, which I imagine is probably within the next five years, I think
it might put some of these other companies out of business. Guess
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