Although Nokia is no longer the benchmark in the smartphone market that it was a few decades ago, the truth is that it is still an authoritative voice within the tech sector.
This is why the forecast released by Nishant Batra, Nokia’s director of strategy and technology, attracts attention.
And it is that according to the manager, the life of the smartphone is less than a decade and it can be replaced by a technology that, to be honest, few people understand.
According to Batra, it will be during 2030 (during the second half of that decade to be precise) when smartphones will disappear to be replaced by the metaverse.
The prediction, collected by various media, is based on the huge amount of resources that companies like Meta or Apple have invested in the development of this alternate reality, although it promises a lot, it still seems far from being a technology. Is. on a global scale..
There are a number of limitations that Mataverseo faces in its race to match the reach, penetration and frequency of use that smartphones enjoy, right now.
Is Nokia right?
The very first thing that comes to the fore is the cost of this technology to the end user. Currently, the available devices are much more expensive than the average smartphone, which is undoubtedly the first major barrier to the mass adoption of this technology.
The case is recognized by Nokia, as the voice of its director of strategy confirms that the metaverse needs affordable devices for which the forecast is met.
To this they would have to add some more technical aspects such as the lack of wireless connection or the cumbersome design that we now see in VR and AR glasses that take away from the convenience that now characterizes smartphones.
It may not happen during 2030 when we see the end of smartphones as Nokia indicates; However, this is a prediction that may undoubtedly hold true in the long term.
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