New smartphone/tablet/laptop/game console concept
September 6, 2011 1:46PM
edited January 2014
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September 7, 2011 3:37PM
Not bad, I like the idea of the phone being able to be used as the main component for all the different functionalities. The problem that occurs, as 3rd parties with this setup have shown, is that the accessories can be almost as expensive as a competing standalone device and on their own have very little resale value.
Nice idea but making it practical is tricky. Would people actually carry around a laptop dock or a tablet dock with the intention of using it with their phone and would they feel comfortable that if their phone rings while in the dock, it would be easy enough to answer it?
I reckon it would have to be a wireless setup to be practical but then you suffer from poor battery life. The games console add-on also isn't a great idea because games have to build support in so you end up with a handful of titles that actually work properly with it.