I’ve been thinking again (a lot) about the ideal mobile microblogging device. Taking my previous thoughts about what the best mobile microblogging device could be like and my original Carrypad definition from 2006 I’ve updated the list to include the fresh faces on the scene. Rather than split the devices into ‘classes’ as I did last time, I’m just listing what I think are the best choices based on my current knowledge. ALL MIDS AND UMPCS HAVE DROPPED OUT OF THE LIST based on the poor quality of software and the lack of important accessories like GPS, Camera, compass and accelerometer that drive the leading-edge creative mobile microblogging applications.
‘UMPCPortal lists Smartphones as leading Mobile Devices’ I can see the headline now! In this segment of new, creative, mobile social applications, smartphones are leading and there’s no argument in my opinion. Even the important ‘Tweetdeck’ advantage for UMPCs and MIDs? Is gone. Tweetdeck is now available on the iPhone as are a number of other very rich microblogging apps. Desktop software can’t keep up with the pace of development on smartphone platforms in this market.
Here’s my list of top mobile microblogging devices (in no particular order)
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