I always thought it interesting when I watched Star Trek, how everyone was dressed the same in the future. Yeah, they had slightly different colors, and maybe a button here or there that was different on their clothing, but mostly, our writers and costume designers of today, for some reason, saw the future as a place where we all wore the same ‘uniform’. And I’m not just talking about their ‘business’ attire.
It seems that’s exactly what’s happening with our mobile devices. They all look the same. The reasons seem obvious – we are trying to maximize the space of the phone, and get as much on it, and out of it, as we can, while still fitting into our pocket or pocketbook – (do they even still use that word?)
Back Camera? Check! Front Camera? Check ! Flash / Flashlight? Check / Check ! And it’s not just the phones we use for ‘business’ since we all seem to need these ultra functioning devices in our personal life as well.
Side Thought – I wonder how many people do as I do, and LEAVE THEIR PHONE IN THE CAR when having dinner with family & friends??? !!! As some cities have done with smoking, we should make a ‘no phone or smoking inside the restaurant’ policy.
Back to my point…the new Samsung looks very similar to the iPhone. Yes – there are very slight differences, but mostly, they are the same. Tablets? The same. iPhone has dominated the industry with 1 phone, even though they release updates twice a year. Samsung Galaxy IV? Looks like the Samsung III, and the II, and the I. With their strong success, I wonder if Samsung will just continue with 1 phone in their line, like iPhone has. Yes – we have color options, and of course the cases allow us to show our personality, like a tie around a man’s neck, but overall, things are just like Star Trek of the future…..