[Cerowrt-devel] [Make-wifi-fast] arstechnica confirms tp-link router lockdown
moeller0 at gmx.de
Sun Mar 13 14:25:54 EDT 2016
> On Mar 13, 2016, at 19:17 , Jonathan Morton <chromatix99 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 13 Mar, 2016, at 19:40, moeller0 <moeller0 at gmx.de> wrote:
>> Please note that the classic Nokia phone is dead as a doornail as far as popularity is concerned; that might speak against their ease of use compared with touch screen “smart phones”… (take home message might simply be “aim for a touch screen”)
> The first hit when Googling for “nokia feature phone sales figures” threw up a fairly recent article (http://www.ibtimes.com/microsoft-making-more-money-sales-feature-phones-smartphones-2154087) which states that:
> 1) Microsoft (which bought Nokia’s phone business) made more money from feature phones (the ones with tiny screens and physical keypads) than from smartphones that quarter. Since the ASP of a feature-phone is much lower than a smartphone, you can make the obvious conclusions about how *many* sold in each category.
> 2) Sales of feature phones actually *increased* over the previous quarter, and not by a trivial factor.
> Although the article then goes on to predict the complete demise of the feature-phone segment, that conclusion does not seem to be supported by the facts it quotes. It also mentions that feature-phones (with certain specific design features such as large buttons) are preferred by the elderly, even though touchscreen phones have larger screens and thus, theoretically, more space for large fonts.
> One factor you may not have considered is that feature-phones still sell very well in the third world, mainly because they’re durable, power-efficient and cheap, but their ease of use surely doesn’t hurt there.
> The *second* hit from that Google search is Wikipedia’s list of best-selling phones. Top of the list are the venerable Nokia 1100 and 1110, which together sold *half a billion* units over their lifetime. The famous 3310 sold “only” 150 million - and I still have mine. It’s on its third battery, which lasts an entire week on standby.
> - Jonathan Morton
I stand corrected. I am sorry that I distracted from the point I wanted to make by a rather pointless “drive-by” insult to feature phones. I also fondly remember my 3310, but I certainy do not want to go back there, that week of standby be damned ;)
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