As a consumer, I believe I have the right to call this overflow of the mobile device market ‘a madness’. Since about a month, I’ve been waking up to a new device every morning.
This guerilla warfare on the consumers with new operating systems, new devices (and drop tests), new technology, new patents, new lawsuits needs to be stopped.
Apple customers got enraged when the company released an iPad 4 just when the former had finished digesting its predecessor – the iPad 3. Apple had to apologize for their action.
HTC, Nokia and Samsung don’t seem to be learning from Apple’s mistakes, but they will – sooner or later. Nokia’s Lumia series already has over ten models, while HTC has over two hundred phones in its kitty. I refuse to comment on Samsung (because I don’t understand if it’s a phone or a tablet they’re selling), but they have 61 devices in their Galaxy series alone.
The overwhelming number of Android phones is plain disgusting. Do you remember the Samsung Galazy S II Skyrocket HD? If you do, it’s probably because it’s big dumb name is so unthinkably big and dumb.
The funny part is, this whole thing is a paradox, akin to a nuclear war where no one manufacturer can be blamed. You are left with no other alternative but to follow suit when your rival is armed with a series of new devices. Therefore, I appeal to everyone – every smartphone manufacturer (the same goes for tablets) to pause for a moment, let technology evolve over time, and feed the consumer smartly (and slowly).