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Mobile II

Insight into Mobile Phones


Supratim Dam - Marketing Specialist at Ready4SApps

"In the next 20 years, the industry will have seen tremendous penetration in developing countries and onboard users who would experience ‘smartphones’ for the first time. The race to acquire newer customers and keeping them hooked is going to get whole lot competitive.

The mobile phone will continuously keep reinventing itself to stay relevant to the market. Technologies like AR/VR will be the crucial differentiator. The term ‘connectivity’ will have a completely new definition."

Jonathan Rodriguez - Founder, President & CEO at BitMar Networks

“Mobile phones eventually become wearables — something like a portable display that we will carry around, as a sort of wide bracelet. They will become the command central to all of other wearable devices — such as AR headsets; which will most likely have built-in earphones."

Lindsay Boyajian - CMO of Augment

“In the not-so-distant future, we won’t have mobile phones. They will be replaced by mixed reality headsets. These headsets will allow us to transition seamlessly from reality to augmented reality to virtual reality depending on our needs and the situation.

For instance, we can redecorate our homes using augmented reality. We can try different couches virtually in our apartment before buying without ever leaving our home. Then, we will be able to shift into VR to watch the newest Netflix release. Mobile devices are just the first step towards a future where the hardware is directly integrated into our every action."

Mariona Prat Vila - Project Manager at Samsung Pay

“Computers will be entirely replaced by smartphones, as the average consumer will be able to conduct the same tasks with them, adding the advantages of portability and increased convenience to it."

Karolyn Hart - COO of InspireHUB Inc.

“The great news for mobile phones in the future will be the significant freeing up of space as apps move to work through mobile browsers. In 2016, for the first time, we saw brands retiring their native apps in favor of progressive web apps."

Tonia Baldwin - Corporate Director at A1 Connect

“The best thing about mobile phones is the sheer amount of competition. Assuming the current players are still around, expect voice controls, hardware specs and even battery life to continue to improve greatly. On top of that network providers will likely be looking to get one up on the competition. Data coverage should be very close to 100% of the country eliminating lack of signal."

Thomas Griffin - Co-Founder and President at OptinMonster

"While many people want bigger smartphones with full screens, there are a lot of people looking for smaller smartphones and a bit of nostalgia too. So, in the next few years, expect the return of the flip phone. There are rumors that Motorola has a new flip phone in the works and other companies could follow suit."

Luke Wallace - Sr. Director of Android Engineering at Bottle Rocket

“With more non-screen devices coming on the market, like AirPods, we'll see people move away from always using a touchscreen. Instead, users will use the interface that feels most natural, which could be voice, motion or even another IoT device. The smartphone will exist as the brain and connection but will combine with other devices around it to create something larger than the component parts."

Vikram Joshi - Founder & CTO - pulsd

"Almost everybody wants a big screen on their phones. But nobody wants to put a tablet size phone in their pockets. This ever-growing want is not going to stop at foldable phones, which in some sense fulfill both of these requirements. However, to bridge the gap between phones and laptops, we need even bigger phone screens. A stretchable thin screen would fix this issue."

Afshin Doust - Chief Executive Officer at Advanced Intelligent Systems Inc.

“Cell phones started being our communication methodology by offering text and voice. We progressed from there and added email, apps and cameras. The next stage would be to create an all-in-one, health diagnosis, communications, risk analysis, mood detector, personal assistant and an AI-driven interaction platform that reflects who we are—a personal device that manages all of our activities."

Márcio Cyrillo - Executive Director at CI&T

“Our lives will be facilitated by a myriad of adaptive applications running on different devices, with different sensors, all of them collecting tidbits about everything we do, and feeding big digital brains that can adapt applications to our needs simply because they get to know us."

Tomi Ahonen - Consultant and speaker

“Mobile is the enabling centerpiece of digital convergence. Mobile is the glue for all other digital industries to use when approaching convergence, but mobile is also the digital gateway for the real world to join in this global metamorphosis of human behavior."

Matt Galligan - Co-founder of Circa

“In my opinion, the future of mobile is the future of everything."

Owen Williams - Technology journalist

“The future, I think, is a bunch of accessories connected directly to the internet rather than an internet slab in your pocket. An always-online watch and pair of glasses for on-the-go and an iPad for work might be all you need."



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