After spending about three months with the Samsung Galaxy Tab, I thought to myself that I had had enough and it was time to move on to something else.
So I sold it and got myself a regular smartphone. What I bought was a physical QWERTY keyboarded candybar smartphone. While the phone was able to carry out most of the tasks of the Tab, it offered a user experience that was far less than I enjoyed on the Tablet. It turned out that the modern day smartphone will need more than just functionality to win the hearts of consumers. It will need to be able to offer alongside it’s functionality an excellent user experience. By way of an example, the complaints of the Symbian browser is not so much that it lacks functionality, but that it offers less than satisfactory user experience.
Whether we are conscious of it or not, using our phones evoke emotions in us. And the kind of emotion we feel while using a phone is largely determined by how the device is delivering on the task we are using it for.
The one week I spent with the other phone was really a frustrating one. I was less productive that week, and had to solely depend on my PC to get work done that I would normally have gotten done on my phone. This basically was what led me back to the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
I am not saying that the Tab is a perfect device. It has its flaws which were highlighted in my review of it’s first coming. But for the tasks I use the Tab for daily, I must say that it shines. To use a word that has recently gained popularity in the entertainment industry, the Tab has got “swagger”. I will definitely write a sequel to this article this week to enumerate the things that made me go back to theTab. However, permit me to ask this question, “Does your phone have swagger?”