Our younger readers might not know this but before iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones became the staple, the smartphone market was once dominated by one name – BlackBerry. Back in the early 2000s, BlackBerry was the standard for mobile communications for business. BlackBerry devices like the Bold and Curve where the must have status symbols when you’re in the boardroom. Back then, if you wanted to be taken seriously in the workplace, you got to be seen with a BlackBerry.
Ok, the last line was an exaggeration but those who are familiar with BlackBerry will agree, like the personal computer, the internet and email, BlackBerry phones redefined how we worked. And today, with BlackBerry no longer making phones, you can argue that there is a hole where the brand used to occupy providing a reliable, secure and flexible business-friendly enterprise-level solution for mobile users.
When the Galaxy S8/S8+ was announced, Samsung had also introduced the Samsung DeX. It’s a dock which allows you to extend your smartphone into a full desktop experience. By just hooking it up to a monitor, keyboard and mouse, you can run multiple apps including Microsoft Office applications like an actual desktop computer.
For the upcoming Galaxy S9/S9+, Samsung will be releasing a new version that’s called the Samsung DeX Pad and here are a couple of pictures released by serial leakster @evleaks.
Huawei‘s Mate 10/10 Pro launch revealed a lot of interesting things about the smartphone. The company’s big push into localised AI, for example, could be huge for the smartphone world as a whole. The other, perhaps equally interesting feature, is something called EasyProjector.
On the surface, it looks like a more elegant version of Samsung’s DeX Station.
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