Msg#: 4534386 posted 6:04 pm on Jan 8, 2013 (gmt 0)
This survey news comes as no surprise to me at all. Ease of connectivity, and sharing of data between devices has to be a feature on today's tech devices.
Attention dumbphones, point-and-shoot cameras and music players: sorry to tell you this, but it looks like your days may be numbered. According to a new survey out from Accenture (embedded below and released to coincide with the CES show), consumers are moving away from buying “single-use” devices and opting instead for those that offer the ability to do many things, with smartphones (at 41% of respondents), PCs (36%), HDTVs (33%) and tablets (23%) topping the list of items consumers are most likely to buy in 2013, as gadget spending is projected to reach $1.1 trillion.Survey: Device Ownership Switching Away From Basics to Smart and Connected Devices [techcrunch.com]
Msg#: 4534386 posted 12:21 am on Jan 9, 2013 (gmt 0)
Just because I have a smart phone doesn't mean I'm "switching away" from a real camera or a stand alone MP3 player but since I already have those devices, like most everyone, the likelihood of buying new ones are slim.
Smart phones suck the life out of batteries yet the tiny little MP3 player will easily give me 12 hours of play time which is perfect for very long cross country flights and you still have a charged battery on your phone when you get to your destination.
Obviously I don't normally carry both devices, but I do when I fly.