Last night, I took part in another Hangout with the gang from Android Coliseum. During our half-hour show, while speaking of the upcoming device, the BlackBerry Priv, Martin and Ryan spoke of physical keyboards, and how they felt a touch screen was so much better. I listened to them both go on for a bit about this until I interjected.
For some people, typing on a touch screen is better. Yes, that is probably a majority. It is not for everyone though. There is still a minor percentage who prefer to type on a physical keyboard, including myself.
This is only one example.
Too many people out there concern themselves with the wants and needs of other people. The I-don’t-need-it-so-you-shouldn’t-either attitude is not needed, and should be squelched. I love seeing all of the different options out there available to consumers. I like to see how some people have the choice of a phone with an awesome camera like the Samsung Galaxy S6 or LG G4. Others who prioritize battery life can have an option too, like the Moto X Play. People who are really concerned with security have the option of going for something like the Blackphone 2.
Heck, if you’re looking for an old school flip phone, those exist too!
Leave ‘Em Be
Try to do others a favour. If a device comes out and you’re thinking, “Why would anyone want that?” then maybe you should just move on. Corporations such as LG, Motorola, Samsung, Apple, Windows, Google, BlackBerry, and HTC all have their own teams who spend countless hours trying to figure out the market and appease a target audience. They’ve done their research and homework. They look at a bigger picture than what you see.
“No I know uses…” is not a reason to not develop something. You only know who you know. No one I know uses WhatsApp. Should I tell everyone that WhatsApp is a silly and useless app? You get the idea.
Let there be choice. Choice is good.
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