Mobility Today Podcast interview with David Smith

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David Smith is the director of marketing for HTC America, whose site we are redesigning. (We recently relaunched the site with an interim design but we’ve got great things in the works for later this year.) HTC makes incredible smartphone and pocketpc “converged devices” and generated a lot of buzz on enthusiast blogs and websites. This morning we heard about this Mobility Today podcast interview with David Smith. We’re excited about the ongoing interest in HTC and its products and we’re pleased to be part of David’s marketing team.

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Converged mobile devices = iPod killers?

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This article in the Guardian UK, Dump your iPod, the mobile’s taking over suggests that mobile devices are going to supplant dedicated MP3 players as the pocket music player of choice.
I do think the idea of carrying a PDA, an MP3 player, a phone, and a text messaging device (crackberry) is unsustainable. Only the nerdiest of ubergeeks are willing to sling so many pocket devices from their belt clips.
The downside of convergence is that you can end up with a device that is optimized for no use case and is only adequate for all of them, but these problems are being solved. For example, there’s no way I would carry a PDA and a phone now. My HTC smartphone is great for both and even my dad uses a Palm Treo now.
It’s an interesting market to keep an eye on.

MobileCrunch blog

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Since we began working with HTC and since I got my Cingular 2125, I’ve been sort of obsessed with the topic of developing sites for the mobile web, and with developments in the mobile space in general.
Recently Dan pointed me to the relatively new MobileCrunch blog, and I’ve become, well, addicted. Recommended.

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