BB10 Enterprising Mobility: Possible Future
Empowering mobile employees, we’ve all seen the incredible viral marketing ad about a potential future of mobile BB users by Enterprising Minds. This video was well done and very inspiring, but it was uploaded on Oct 28, 2011 to you tube - at least in the above link by Hans Hanraths.
Both Enterprising Minds (RIM) and Corning have envisioned the future of technology using desks that extend our view of connected devices as a display surface, going as far as using full glass windows (courtesy of Corning’s , Architectural Display Glass ).
So we know the future will have a huge push towards glass for many reasons:
Best for recyclable
Best for maximum sunlight in
- allows for less heating costs (greenhousing)
Best for Touch Sensitive interactive displays
Best for internet/data connectivity (fibre optics)
(shading, opposite of greenhousing)
Best material for cleaning
Best material against acids/electrical current/etc.
(every chem lab has a beaker made of … glass! This is NOT a coincidence)
Most of these technologies are already in practice, even the Photvoltaic Glass in upscale hotels and condominiums.
The obviousness most likely hasn’t escaped all of us because of how slow implementing technology happens. I then challenge just how RIM only began showing QNX in early 2011 (fiscal Q2 2012) with the PlayBook yet only highlighted how its security worked in 2012. Did anyone notice watching this video by Enterprising Minds that QNX’s kernel for security was actually featured?! Separating Work from Personal just like BB Balance in BB10?
But there is something more here than the obvious.
Phablets are becoming popular in sales for Samsung, with LG making a slight effort in this field as well. Time will tell that phablets are a trend, and that users will want the larger 5″ screens but all new smartphones by top manufacturers will use 1080P displays on 5″ screen. This means a phablet having 5.5″ display no longer has an appeal > Samsung’s Note II should not exist – they’ve already confirmed its unique dual application display feature will be coming to the SGS III. Keep this in mind as i’ll reflect back upon this shortly.
Tablets … they’ve served us well and are no longer a trend nor a niche – yet the kind of tablet’s, Apple’s iPad(s), are mostly used in board rooms, universities and 70% of the time on the couch as a 2nd screen or a companion to the family TV! This is not an advance in technology. Then I saw the Microsoft Surface, no not the RT, but the full Win8 Pro unit.
Tablets, should be our PC laptop replacements – and the Surface Win8 Pro clearly serves this purpose a real computer as a tablet without being crippled for data input like traditional tablets have been for years. The industry is picking up on this slowly giving us ultrabooks, and transitioning to PC Tablets, basically ultrabooks in a tablet form factor.
Microsoft with Mr. Gates tried this with horrible hardware 7 yrs ago and failed. Too advanced for the technology at the time. But … what if this is also a trend, an interim stop gate to what SHOULD be available to mobile professionals and consumers.
You have a smartphone – hopefully an advanced BB10 device with a full 1080P, 4.5-5.5″ IPS+ display, and running an incredibly efficient sub-20nm quad-core or 8-core cpu & mobile gpu processing. Now think of NFC along with conductive charging.
Remember I talked about phablets being a trend, while newer smartphones using 5″ 1080P displays?! Smartphones have always been mobile and truly personal. Laptops/Desktops failed at physical security and have been more prone to OS corruption, failure, and each OS is slowly more complex and not user friendly (OSX has been while Win8 is making strides to fix this). Smartphones are always easily transportable and its the only computer we NEVER forget, less prone to theft.
Now … with mobile applications, HTML5, NFC, multicore processors, LCD’s and Corning glass surface desks … its only right to envision the future of computing to solely be our smartphones. BB10 with QNX kernel, NFC (not just secure transactions), WiFi Direct, dual-display, etc is best prized for this kind of future.
Place your BB10.x device on a table at a meeting, a video conference or your desk in a lecture/lab at university. NFC enables the WiFi Direct display function, enables a surface keyboard (can easily be resized for your needs), and you can display your content to colleagues.
QNX security kernel comes in where colleagues can be shown your content, they cannot copy it! Imagine such a room where the NFC is also setup to disable cameras of all smartphones connected, disabling social sharing features of apps/os of others’ smartphones until YOU specifically share that content. All the while your device is being conductivity charged while resting on the glass table’s surface.
WiFi Direct switching displays
powerful multi-core cpu+gpu
extended battery life
auto switching from LTE to WiFi based on NFC connections
NFC to enable it all.