Poll: After Cisco’s Flip, what’s next for the smartphone serial killers?

April 12, 2011

The iPhone and its rivals claimed another scalp in the consumer electronics industry this morning when Cisco announced it was powering down its Flip video camera business. The market for dedicated digital video recorders has looked precarious even since Apple added video to the iPhone with the launch of the 3GS model in June 2009, just three months after Cisco announced the Flip acquisition. Since then, the ever-improving functionality of the iPhone and Android devices have steadily eroded demand for still cameras, GPS devices and a host of other gadgets. Which ones have you stopped using?

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My Droid 2 pretty much takes care of all the items except the last one.

Posted by silverwolf1977 | Report as abusive

LOL @ the life partner choice… even funnier that it has 18% of the vote so far.

Posted by JH818 | Report as abusive

I’m still happy with my dumb phone and how little it costs.
Still using all of the above. 😉

Posted by lsismor | Report as abusive

My camera, GPS, MP3 player, and Nook are paid for and have no monthly fees. Until a [Verizon] smartphone can do all that without having to shell out $30/mo extra for the “privilege”, it ain’t smart enough for me.

Posted by bobSmith | Report as abusive

[…] As smartphones gain functionality like video recording and GPS, what do you no longer see a need for? […]

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