[QUOTE=Kenshin;2650670]Phones used to have keypad/keyboards only. SKY IMB-1000 was my first touch-based mobile phone released in 2005. I bought another IMB-1000 in mid-2006 for about US$130. Most people, especially in the West, already accustomed to heavy digital camera units and energy-inefficient desktop computers were also against doing eBook, MP3, movie, camera, TV, web browsing and email… on mobile phones. And soon came the iPhone conversion.
The first iteration of Microsoft Windows could not “overlap” windows so the “multitasking” function of Windows was limited though it was better than the kinds of multitasking various third-party “shell” utility application programs provided. Microsoft started developing Windows in either late 1970s or early 1980s, more than 20 years ago, but it was only in the late 1990s the Windows GUI was finally accepted by the some of the mass and many of the proud technologists and so-called power users in South Korea.
Windows “Start” menu first adopted in Windows 95 was also the very feature so many so-called power users were against. Windows NT 3.5 and IBM’s OS/2 Warp did not have anything like that.[/QUOTE]
One of things I like more in a desktop is the large monitor. I probably will never be able to browse my usual web sites on a cellphone.
I’m pretty sure that I’ll never buy a smartphone or a tablet (other than for prices, I really can’t get used to a touch screen… it is way beyond my understandings… [I]too confusing and totally nonsense for me[/I]).
There is no reason (except for their sick commercial policy) to force people to get “accustomed” to a smartphone interface when you actually will never use a smartphone
What worries me, however, is that even if most of people hate metro, nevertheless they will accept it as inevitable… very few things are inevitable, and certainly passively accepting this crap can be avoided.