The Jig Saw

Saturday, June 25, 2005

The Open Cellphone

The Open Cellphone: "The personal computer for the rest of the world isn't going to be the personal computer. It's going to be the cellphone...Communication is more important than computation on the human hierarchy of need."

But before that can happen, the cellphone is going to have to change. Specifically, cellphone companies have to surrender their control over the phone's features and capabilities. If phones had standard ports -- such as USB connections -- innovators could develop their own applications without having to wait for the cellular provider to offer them.

[via elearnspace and Rajesh Jain]

Bulk Buyers of Cell Phones - Low income users

Nokia's Bottom of the pyramid -

"While there is good demand for high-end cellphones in India, a large number of subscribers from the lower-income Tier 3, Tier 4 and Tier 5 cities would buy the cheaper, more basic models, he added."

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Made for India

Intel's working on a Made for India PC - a “a platform unique for India” and their team has been conducting extensive studies especially in the rural markets on PC usage. According to their findings user's would -

  • Be more willing to invest in a PC that works for a longer time despite abrupt power cuts
  • Invest in a PC that would work with the press of a single button, boot up, despite a system failure

However Mr L Wilton Agatstein Jr, VP, channels platforms group, Intel dismissed the view that low price would increase PC penetration; he said that price is rarely the primary concern for most users. The Intel platform would however be cost effective, he added.

Was wondering what’s Intel's definition of cost effective? And don't Indian's love 'low cost anything'?!

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Sunday, June 19, 2005

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Steve Jobs speech at Stanford on life, love and death ..
Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.