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Smartphone: Mobile Revolution at the Crossroads of Communications, Computing and Consumer Electronics Paperback – December 16, 2011
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Majeed Ahmad avoids this common mistake in his comprehensive "Smartphone" analysis by giving us a full history of the evolution of the PDA/MID/smartphone prior to iPhone, and even prior to Apple's ill-fated Newton. Ahmad gives a fair shake to Apple, but at the same time not only covers the also-ran winners like Android, but many clear losers along the way. Yet he does so with fairness and grace, telling us why Nokia and Handspring/Palm failed to change the world, while giving the companies credit for the things they did right.
This book shares the problems of many CreateSpace self-published works by lacking careful editing - every page or two, there are errors in expressions or references, which often matter little, but occasionally errors in things like name-spelling, which do matter. Nevertheless, they do not distract greatly from the content because Ahmad's style is simply fun to read, accurate in its chronology and most facts while being breezy enough to avoid sinking under its own weight.
If the length of "Smartphone" seems daunting, let's be clear: a worthy analysis of the rise of the smartphone virtually requires an overview of two decades of development of handset hardware, mobile operating systems, and wireless telecom standards, from both a technology and a business perspective.Read more ›
and my personal archive covers years and years of outstanding inventions, true
to the phrase: Never say never.
Majeed Ahmad's book is a huge relief for me, since it covers the era of the smartphone
from A to Z. So with the book I have something in my archive, which gives me a complete
and detailed overview about an important part of this industry, covering about 20 years.
May I add, that Majeed is an excellent writer - a job very well done indeed.