The Nokia device after 10 years

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Another competition from @WomworldNokia, where this time they have thrown another stone in the pond by asking the question that what a Nokia device will look like in future, say 10 years later. You can win some Nokia goodies like their legendary BH-905 headset or other Nokia/ Ovi goodies or Nokia T-Shirts etc. Though that Ovi Map competition is still on till April 13, 2010, but those who might not have won something there.. could try their luck again this time…


10 years would be a long time and things should evolve really a lot than we could have been thinking now, many of you already seen the concept of future Laptop and also the news that half of its part already could be available soon. So, what would be still there to stay …

Being a realistic person, I wont go directly into Star Treks (like many people used to think about 21st century). Battery life, signal strength, usability, portability and one in all that Nokia always tried to make (hope that this hunger will never stop) always been and must be the prime elements that gonna to stay here always when we talk about Smart Phones. So, I will try to revolve my thoughts around the same and will keep it centered around what really seems to be possible after 10 years.


Battery Life: The future will be sure of such device that would be running insanely longer without any battery restrictions. We reached up to 15-16 hours of talk time, but still this will be a place, where people will be looking for in future. Taking the idea from Quartz based wrist watches, I really think that something could be devised that would be running from body heat or movements coz this would be a thing that will sustain for sure than anything else like Sun, Atomic energy or anything else. More of it, this would be a step towards Eco device as well.

Just think, you will not be needed to charge your phone or replace your batteries for very long like you don’t do with your wrist watches. You will never cry on switched off phones in odd places.


Signal Strength: Connecting people … been the slogan of Nokia and so Nokia always worked upon Signal_Strength_Bar-2 presenting devices with legendary signal reception. But still all been dependent of service provider all the time. We watched people in movies crying over signal reception just like the way we find ourselves out of battery in crucial occasions. Obviously, the thing that needed to be evolved most.

Considering the step taken with Nokia N900, VOIP is sure a core of future technology and extending the same in future context, technology should evolve in a way that connects each global connections in the same way (something like we seen in Anti-Trust movie). Something that could make use of radio connections, TV signals, Wi-fi signals or anything like that in the same way for powerful voice conversations or data usages. Something such will reduce the dependencies over service provider signals and roaming issues as everything will be combined and providers will be earning money through cloud usages only.

just think, you will not be needed to worry about if that place, you wanna go will make you out of signal reception or you would be paying for higher if travelled in some other country. You are connected, no matter where ever you are.


Usability & Portability: The way of using phones has changed a lot since the first telephonic conversationsericsson_spider_computer_02 started. Not long, when we were used to wait outside the PCOs for our turn in night after 11PM for some cheaper calls or the time, when we were needed to call the operator to book some long distance call or those old phones, we were needed to move the ring in rounds to dial some number. Starting from getting slim phones, now its all being changed into touch phone and qwerty era. One can never be assured that what the next turn the technology will take and what users will like in next.

We seen Minority Reports movie and the way, Tom Cruise interacted with machines there. We started getting such cameras in market that are having inbuilt projectors. Sure one can think about a future where dialing number would be more of voice based than any touch or press interface itself or even combination of all such input methods. Voice recognition technologies are evolving and same time processing power of Smart Phones too. Its very realistic to think about such a time when dialing would be having plenty of options like voice commands, a projected screen in air that could take any size you wanted (like some from 3.5 to 10 meters). Even one could think of tiny Bluetooth headset or of any other technology then, which will remove the necessity of using hands completely.

Such flexible devices could be wrapped around your wrist, may be part of your color or anything like that (as you seen in the concept future Laptops) and the concept of cloud could extend things in a way that even phones wont matter about connecting people and the device we would be having then would be kind of some universal nature. Whole data like your contacts, SMS, music contents and even call history etc will be saved in cloud only (depending upon evolved connectivity then).

Just think, with the same device you would be calling someone, doing presentations at office and even using as personal theater at home. Never using hands for calling and provided evolved video calling then maybe not even voice if required at occasions. You would be carrying the same like regular dressing coz you have not to worry about its size, not to worry about its battery and not even needs to be worried about connectivity.


Really so many thoughts in mind, but summarizing into a few points … 

What I see in #FutureNokia is

  1. Seamless connectivity over any available global connection like TV/Radio signals
  2. Addition of projectors in Smart Phones (its high time to introduce one as cameras already did)
  3. Batteries that could run unusually long over Human body movement or heat etc
  4. Use of flexible displays to make the device settle down in untraditional places
  5. Consistent experience over device due to cloud technology.

future-search5-2Though it wont be part of the competition as the competition actually needs hand drawn, photoshoped or anything like such drawing to be submitted that how the device will ‘look like’ not what it’ll be, but I am happy with sharing my thoughts only.


More than the competition itself, the thought really touched me more and sent me back there in my teenage kid_dreaming when I was like 12-13 years and with one of my friend from a big wrist watch shop, I was used to dream about future things, those common fantasies like we were able to disappear, if we were able to travel faster than thoughts, if we were able to make a home, where there were so many mirrors placed in a way that even light get trapped for more than 12 hours and we were able to enjoy daylight even at night time without spending anything. We were used to use tiny motors from watches for making fans or button based curtain openers for woody little houses we were making, were used to take part in showcasing toys in dynamic manner in front of public using so many little tricks with electronic parts.

Oh… those days.. one get trapped if starts thinking about them, but still I think that we were used to be more creative then or thoughts were more fresh than any mature one ever could have. I really think that Nokia should open some kind of competition for kids in the same way to know that which design will be cool. Definitely, kids could surprise you more for sure.

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Kartik Calling Kartik Movie review

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Didn’t it took me longer to write review over some movie again. Look like now days, I am writing too many things but this part of me been away for a while.

The above is not exactly true as in all of my last reviews, I mentioned that I come to write over something only if it touches me in that way and so this explains why not so many reviews over movies from my side even if I kept a separate category for it. Anyway … let me start with the special one.


Starting with lines that I am happy for Hindi Cinema coz they started making movies differently, been so common about my reviews. The reason is simple, they really started doing this otherwise, we would not have been to get Kartik Calling Kartik kind of movie surfaced on the screen. Its one of those movie, which plays in your mind and makes you think rather than staying on the screen only and sure had the reasons to make it into my movie reviews collection.

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Title: Kartik Calling Kartik
Release Date: 26 February 2010
Distributed by: Excel Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
Writer & Director: Vijay Lalwani
Editor: Aarti Bajaj
Producer: Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani
Executive Producer: Miriam Joseph
Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Cinematography: Sanu Varghese
Lyrics : Javed Akhtar
Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Deepika Padukone, Ram Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Vipin Sharma and others


 

Kartik, an ordinary boy next door, bullied by his house owner, being abused by his boss, topic of fun between officemates and a shy lover, who will never tell her … he buys a landline phone having no idea that it will change his life forever. Kartik calls Kartik … no .. its not some other Kartik, but he hear himself, no … not his conscience, but his actual voice on phone. He tried to investigate from exchange as well, but they say no calls made to him … Can you believe it?

How’s that possible? Is someone playing with him? Is he insane? If so, then how others heard the same call in front of himself sitting quiet? Is there any ghost? Supernatural? What is it?

The puzzle goes long, the Kartik on the other side, changes the life of Kartik dramatically. The loser guy becomes successful and even gets his girl. He was top of the world, keeping a little secret inside himself. Kartik calls Kartik …. What if he reveal the secret?? He does it and whole little world of him flips down. Kartik on the other side, takes it to kill him, to destroy him. He run.. run to somewhere no one can find him, much far from the place he always lived in, some address even he don’t know. Can he run from him??? Find out by watching the movie itself… believe me this worth it.


Keep suspense a side, the story tells us the ancient truth that somewhere answers to all of our questions lie within us. No one else could show us a better path than our self coz no one knows you more. The same things changes in yours favour when you start looking over them differently. Watch the movie and think once in this way.

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Neeraj Publications-Arrogance take you nowhere

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It would never been the case that I might be writing over some particular shop or misbehave of employees there coz I understand the way things work. Acts of individuals should not be linked with the reputation of shop/ enterprise itself, but still thought to make a point over online bookings or book shops might be working.

I been fond of reading books but sure not like those big ones, who can be found living with lots of books at books home. On the contrary, you wont find any books at my place as whatever I buy, get borrowed or gifted away soon as I repeat read books only over years. But, I am sure one of those many crying out there for the fact that we don’t find enough buyers or readers for books and only those books make through reach public, which might have been pushed a little bit by media or some award that might have got. But let me share a few experiences here to tell you all why books stay far from reach …


My experience is very ordinary and could easily be defended by the Book Shop itself saying that its not possible to please everyone, but still what a helpless buyer could be doing than just making a point …

The matter was just simple.. my sis called me for some IGNOU books from Mumbai. Unfortunately, even delivery_man_CoolClips_vc012362 though important, sometimes, its hard to find these books on common bookshops. Searching leads to you a name Neeraj Books, New Delhi and that’s the reason I got call as I live in Laxmi Nagar, New Delhi now days. This isn’t been the first occasion, I got a similar request in late 2009, somewhere in November. Will also mention that but bad part first ..

Having a pretty busy schedule and life, sometimes, it doesn’t allow me to drive all over to the shop myself, which is just 9 kms from here I guess (though on opposite route, where I don’t go most of the time). I preferred to order over phone and web both the times. Last time, I dropped a mail to info@neerajbooks.com and also placed an order through their site, but no one came up. I called up them and after dozens of time, when someone picked up then I was to know that it would take at least 15 days to get those books delivered to me. Great!!!!

Interesting to hear. I have got my Laptop delivered to me from UK all the way within seven days, I got Nokia Trial devices from WomWorld, London within three days twice and here where I don’t even get confirmation or some kind of tracking about order status, I am supposed to wait for 15 days just for knowing that if books are available, will be sent or whatever… ?? Make sense??

I was annoyed even that time too… but somehow my phone was picked by some decent man, who was able to reach out to Laxmi Nagar itself. First I discussed with him about the option that if I could send the book directly to Mumbai if its gonna take the same time, but it was he, who came out with the option that as he know the area, he could himself deliver the books to me. I was sure happy with that and I got the books in two days only as it was man-to-man delivery otherwise I was struggling through channels.


Its true that you can’t be lucky all the times to meet the right man and it has to do more with the system itself. Whenever, you are making some site and placing some kind of order system, you need to be prompt about mailing things and also need to make sure that each request get attended and replied in real time otherwise, no point of having such a website, you are wasting time of customer.

Yes!! Your guess is right, I was not lucky this time. I talked to them over phone and asked if I could buy some begging books and they said Ok.. I mentioned that I could order from site, they said that would be better and books could be delivered easily as you are talking about a nearby and familiar place Laxmi Nagar. I placed the order and later when I tried to confirm the same (as I got no acknowledgement of my mail or even of order that I submitted through order form on their site), then someone on their side replied that it will take at least 15 days. I said at least I could be acknowledged and why should it take this much time, when its a local delivery only?

I got the arrogant reply back that I should buy the books from any shop in Laxmi nagar itself. I was just shocked on the words spoken. Thanks.. it seems that you are really doing kind of some social service for free that gives you right to say that to a customer. No wonder that books are still far from reach even in the era of online purchases.

Unfortunately, I have no other option left than taking an off from my office, drive to Neeraj Books and buy the books all by myself rather than relying on this online purchase way. Hope will do that today or tomorrow …


I also had similar experiences, when tried to buy books for myself earlier from Rajkamal Prakashan, but those people weren’t arrogant like this even when they had monopoly in same way. That time I was buying Chandrakanta Santati (6 Parts). I order through online and I got followed over phone and even intimated that books are not available right now, but will be back to tell you once new prints will be available. Though before new prints might have came, I found it from other shop two parts in some other print and rest four in other. So the story ended, but still I get newsletters from Raj Kamal Prakashan.

I think that’s the way someone communicate with customers not the way, Neeraj Books take thinking that people have to come to them in anyway. Someone should team them a lesson for sure …

Update 1: while writing the blog post, I wrote to them on April 09, 2010 …


Writing though I don’t think that anyone read this. Will post at right place for sure.

Thanks for the arrogant conversation I had with someone from yours side on number 91-11-23260329, that "I should buy the book from somewhere else if in hurry", when I was just enquiring about status of my order, which I didn’t got confirmed.

I am really not sure about the process you have in your place or the esclation matrix, you might be following for the complaints. definitely one could buy the books from somewhere else and having the books with you don’t make you priviledged to treat the orders in this way.

Got the below given tailor made reply from their side finally by today April 10, 2010, after my furious mail mentioned above …


—– Original Message —–

From: Neeraj Publications

To: mr.nitish.kumar@gmail.com

Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2010 1:49 PM

Subject: NEERAJ BOOKS

Dear Nitish Kumar,
The following is the response against your enquiry:
Please read the following carefully.
Message: The following is the reponse you have to look at:
Sir We are highly delighted to receive your Order of our NEERAJ BOOKS and are thankful for the same. We also let you know that your required NEERAJ BOOKS are available with us and Would be sent to you through V.P.P. Post Parcel Nearly with in 8 – 10 days and it takes atleast 10 – 12 days in the postal service to reach your destination. If you still have any other inquiry or want to get any other information about NEERAJ BOOKS then you may Email us at info@neerajbooks.com We assure you that we would try to provide you best of our co-operation and service as we feel that your satisfaction is our duty.

Thanking you
With Regards
NEERAJ PUBLICATIONS
(An ISO 9001:2008 Certified Com.)
1507 ,Ist Floor Nai Sarak ,
Delhi – 110006 ,
INDIA Ph. – 91-11-23260329, 69414105 Fax -91-11- 23285501
website www.neerajbooks.com
Email: info@neerajbooks.com


Have a nice day friend!
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I have replied that I will buy the books from some local shop in that case. Still I am helpless coz know that it wouldn’t be that easy to find the books from somewhere else and I have to drive to the bookshop finally. 😦

Update 2: Someone from Neeraj Books contacted me today morning 8:40 AM, April 13, 2010. Informed that out of 7, 4 books are available with them and as the delivery address is local, they could manage to deliver the books personally. That was what I expected at the first place. Not sure that I was talking to the same person, I talked in last instance or in the instance months back.

Still issue is with timings, as most of the times, I remain in office. Though I asked him for Sunday, but will contact him again, if he could deliver the same books at a shop nearby my place, whom I will pay the money in advance.

Hope I will get a happy ending. Will update…

 

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