However, despite the fact that those handheld devices above bring much more reliable and stable hardware for gaming because they are specifically made for gaming, an interesting fact has been found. In the world of handheld gaming, apparently, those gaming dedicated devices above are so less popular than iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It’s actually quite funny because these Apple’s devices are not originally made specifically for gaming, but the market is the one that forms them into gaming devices.
According to multiple sources, Nintendo, one of some companies that focuses on developing specialized handheld gaming, expresses its disappointment through its quarterly financial report that shows the discrepancy between the increasing sales of Apple’s iDevices and the declining sales of Nintendo portable devices.
The reason why Apple’s devices are categorized as handheld gaming in this case is because besides as a smartphone and normal multimedia gadgets, apparently people who bought Apple’s iDevices were actually wanting to use them as the actual gaming devices. Yeah, it’s true. With the fast moving and rampant developments of mobile gaming that has been happening in the last few years, now Apple’s gadgets have built their credibility as the real handheld devices, and not just as smartphones.
Now people are more interested to buy much cheaper games on App Store than the real “tangible” cartridge games for their PSP or Nintendo DS. However, even though games for Apple’s devices are far cheaper than most of games on handheld devices, it doesn’t mean that the quality will be sacrificed by the developers on mobile platforms.
As a matter of fact, games specifically built for smartphones or mobile devices have the same quality just like many specialized games on PSP or Nintendo DS, some of them even look much better on smartphones than on handheld devices, in term of graphics. You can see the game like GTA III on iPhone and compare it with the one on PSP, the iPhone version will definitely win the graphics quality.
So hopefully, the competition will be a lot tougher in the future especially when Sony had already countered Apple’s domination with its new pride, PS Vita and some of its Android army, including the Xperia Play and the next PlayStation phone that is rumored will have 2 sliders for gamepad and for the QWERTY keyboard.
source: Nintendo via PhoneArena
iPhone Ready to Take Role from Blackberry as Official Corporate or Business Phone
People, specifically office workers, are used to be so familiar with the use of
Blackberry as the most used smartphone in their office. Blackberry has even become the most popular brand in many governments of some particular countries. Unfortunately, seeing the rise and fall of the maker of this phone, Research in Motion, is about to become reality, then there is no choice for organizations to finally make a decision to switch the official phones for their companies from Blackberry to another cell phone brand.
Besides, knowing that Blackberry has been the cause of many data leakage problems in some companies and even worst, governments (I’ve even heard that there is a legal court in Indonesia taking action to prosecute bunch of corruption suspects by using their private conversations on Blackberry Messenger as the proof), then it adds up another reason why organizations should finally switch to another more trusted and reliable cell phones in the future.
Apparently, Apple with its pride, iPhone is well aware regarding this current situation that happens on many organizations, so that’s why this company is ready to grasp that opportunity by cementing iPhone as the next official smartphone for business organizations or even governments in the next years to come.
Via its official website, Apple has added a new navigation section called “iPhone in Business” which contains 5 more sub-navigation sections, and they are: iPhone at work, Integration, Apps for Business, Profiles, and Resources.
According to PhoneArena, the first section called “iPhone at Work” has something to do with making schedule or building strong relationship with workers. The next section, “Integration” is interpreted by how iPhone can be a really trusted device in the future in order to exchange confidential data among employees and executives without being afraid of data leakage. The next one, “Apple for Business” displays specific apps that can be used for companies. The “Profiles” sub-section shows you some success stories of some companies that managed to integrate iPhone as the most used smartphones in their companies. While the final sub-section “Resources” gives you a head start if people decide to use iPhone for their companies.
If in the past, many executives of organizations thought that iPhone was only a toy if it’s used around the office, now this smartphone is starting to becoming a new official smartphone not just for employees, but for the highest authorities in many companies as well.
So it proves how iPhone is finally ready to take Blackberry place as the next corporate official smartphone in the upcoming future.
Source: Apple via PhoneArena