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At a high level, foldable phones are fun. As a kid, I dreamed of having such a device, as I remember watching 2001 and the tablets/phones they had on the spaceship.
But the goal of this post isn’t to talk about who does what better and if this is a good design or not.
This post is about why I think this is good for us, the consumer.
Over the years I've softened up.
And certainly not because my opinions are less frequent, edgy or feeling less compelled to share them, but because I find myself more capable of seeing passed them.
So what's going on then?
Friends have asked about this basic dilemma so many times (especially in the last 2 to 3 years), I think it’s something we need to address for the masses.
Whatever brand you’re looking at, they all have products to choose from. But don’t go for hybrids (half laptop, half tablet), you’ll basically get the worst of both devices in one - and we don’t want that, do we?
So let’s keep this decision process short and fun.
A colleague at one of my clients came up to me the other day and started asking many questions about his professional life. Some classic questions, others a bit more interesting like “How do you get more vacation time?” lol
But one of his questions was more interesting than all the others, and it was the following: “Knowing what I do here, how do you think I could be better off professionally?” Ah! Finally, a real question requiring more effort… My kind of challenge.
Interested, I started asking questions to better understand his current position, such as current responsibilities, years in the job, interests, etc. and finally asked him what he was looking for the shorter term and for the future.