Remember those times fiddling with HotSync on your PC. Trying to get your Pocket PC device to connect to anything. The constant wired transferring of information between a desktop computer and your PDA. It was time consuming, manual and extremely frustrating, but we put up with it because it was all we had.
Fast forward a few years and we have everything we always wanted. Thousands of games and apps, constant connectivity and the ability to replicate almost everything we do on a desktop with the great looking device in our pockets. It feels like a dream for those of us who trudged our ways through the PDA years, but it is now reality.
Just think about what you couldn’t do a few years ago and you realise that every single usage has now been miniaturised to work on a device that fits in your pocket. But still we are not happy and we always want more. Faster processors, bigger screens, inventive software solutions and everything else that is possible or even impossible.
It’s human nature and that is something that will never change. We crave something, we get it and then we crave some more. This is why smartphones of today are remarkably complete and powerful and why they will never be good enough for those of us who have been searching for the perfect mobile device for a decade or more. There is no such thing as perfect, just better.