Mobile Learning: Which device?

April 20, 2011 § Leave a comment

One of the complexities of mobile learning is picking the right device. With a quickly growing and changing market, there are a lot of choices but little to show their usefulness over time. With such a big investment at stake, the question lingers, “Which device should I choose for my classroom?”. The Upside Learning Blog provides some insight on this:

 

  • There would probably be 3-4 platforms to target. Not a big relief though but it’s not getting any worse from here.
  • iPhone will not be THE device to target. With declining market share and hopefully less fan-boys the focus on the iPhone will reduce. We’ve ourselves focused on iPhone first when releasing the Upside2GO. The Blackberry and Android version are on the way now.
  • Windows Phone 7 – with better phones and the tie-up with Nokia – will grow fastest in next 2-3 years and will be the platform to watch out for. And Symbian is as good as dead.  I have a feeling Windows has a unique advantage in terms of seamless integration that’s possible with PCs. From a user’s perspective that’s a big plus and might be the ace the Microsoft holds in the battle of smart phones.
  • For more information, read the source here

            

     

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