Yes; I mean that exactly the way it sounds: the mobile techie crowd is spoilt to the core. And it smells. I am not referring to the general body of subscribers. I am referring instead to the tiny motley crowd of supposedly elite techie people who are into phones. That bunch is spoilt rotten. Why? Let me tell you about it.
A new smartphone is released by a particular brand. The specs are decent. The price is decent. This spoilt bunch show up screaming, “What is this? There is nothing special about this phone!!!”
WTF!? Must there be something special about each and every smartphone released into the market? These same fellas sleep on regular beds. Nothing special. They take Danfo every day. Nothing special. They eat Iya Salewa’s amala everyday. Nothing special. Sometimes the amala is a tasteless mass of sticky goo – and so is worse than “not special” – but they eat it every day because that is what they can afford. Yet, they are quick to yell, “Nothing special” about every smartphone released into the market.
They are like the odd clown who is angry that every car on sale in the showroom does not do 0-100 in 4 seconds. The joke.
Another manufacturer launches a new device. “Rubbish! It is too expensive!!! Why would I buy this?” That’s the spoilt rotten bunch again. Every phone is “too expensive” these days, no matter how reasonable the price is for the value it delivers. They point at one subsidised device from another manufacturer as validation for their vituperation. They conveniently ignore the fact that it is subsidised and so is not the norm.
When people in this spoilt bunch eventually save up enough to buy a car, they buy a regular, everyday car – again nothing special. Of course, they can’t afford a BMW or Ferrari. We all know how special those are. But expecting a BMW to cost the same as a regular brand is silly.
The rest of the world doesn’t get what the wailing and moaning and kicking is all about. Everybody else is happy with their “not special” smartphones. You see, those phones are good. Some are actually very good. They get the job done. They satisfy the vast majority of people they were designed for. The world moves on happily while the mobile techie crowd gnash their teeth over their perceived injustice that manufacturers prefer to make phones that actually sell.
It is the same crowd that grumble that free apps display ads, but they won’t pay the $0.99 that the ad-free version of the app costs. It is an amusing circus that we have here. They want their candy and they want it for free.
Like little children wanting candy all time, this small crowd wail (apologies to our political apologists) and moan (it would be nice if they were getting some good head, but no) and kick and scream when they are offered bread or regular biscuit. They want candy 24-7. And if possible, they want it for free or next-to-nothing.
Yes; the mobile tech crowd is spoilt rotten.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.