- The IBM Mitsubishi touchscreen mobile device was similar to an iphone in it's basic capabilities. The IMB phone had an address book, a calculator, a fax, and more. While these seem like simple applications it was a much more compact way to bring these things with you whereever you are going. The stylus touch screen was also easy to use, however people had not commonly seen this on many devices yet. An IPhone touch screen uses finger touch and is the common type of screen across different devices and brands. Differences between the devices include the speed at which they run, the IPhone running much faster, as well as the storage on the device. The IBM mobile device runs simple opperations only and does not have the vast amount of storage that an IPhone has. An additional difference would be the popularity. The IBM mobile device was taken off the market after less than a year and sold around 50,000 units. IPhones on the other hand are popular worldwide and over a billion have been sold in total. One thing holding the IBM mitsubishi phone back was that people did not understand it. IPhones at this point have been around for some years and are common enough that most people have at one point used, seen, heard about, or owned one and understand it.
- I think the future of electronics is looking to make all devices as efficient as possible. This means making screens lighter and run with less power, as well as making software as compact as possible. Considering the growth of technology in everyday life so far, I think that trend will contine. Technology has already advanced to be included in most every aspect of life I can think of, and every room of the house. One advancement that is sure to be included in the future is more efficient and eco friendly cars.