MWC 2017 shows a revival of old concepts from Nokia and Blackberry.
Smartphone lovers had been looking forward to this event to hear and see something new. Particular attention was focused on the major brands. However, it seems as if they still have to wait a little.
A general trend that has been reported so far is that some major names have come up with upgraded versions of once popular cellphones.
Consequently, in their absence, some novice companies made hay while the sun was shining.
Interestingly, when HMD Global announced that it is planning to introduce an upgraded version of Nokia 3310, it spread a bit disappointment. The main feature behind the concept is the extended battery timings that the Nokia 3310 offered.
The new version is thus reported to have a potential of staying alive for almost a month, if kept idle.
However, it neither offers 3G nor any WiFi, which indicates that it can be used merely for basic textual or verbal conversation.
Similar trend was showcased by TCL which aims for unveiling a revived version of
KeyOne. It is an android smartphone with a keyboard that is generally attributed to BlackBerry.
Owing to such a situation, fingers are being raised on the credibility of re-conceptualizing products.
It is generally believed that reviving technology that has once been popular has never been a bad trend. It is also said that major brands from the smart world have been doing such tactics to promote their similar concepts. For example, revived versions of the Classic PC games are popular among the users.
I personally see such an activity a very fair and legitimate effort. Any feature that has been lauded once for its performance and viability must not be discarded, if can help further. However, it does not mean that the platform is left to just a slight novelty and not invention.
In a market, where competitors have to work really hard to stay, there is much provision for bringing something new. Similarly, the users too have started expecting high from the manufacturers to regularly come up with the best.