'The phone is already dead' says HoloLens inventor

According to the creator of HoloLens, 'the phone is already dead'

@anthony256
Published Tue, May 9 2017 8:44 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:55 AM CST

After Samsung has launched its new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones, and before Apple has yet to counter with its iPhone 7S and iPhone 8/X release - Microsoft's Alex Kipman has kicked the house of cards over by saying "The phone is already dead. People just haven't realized".

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If we consider there are 1.5 billion smartphones expected to ship this year alone, and that Microsoft has virtually none of that pie, it's not hard to see how the company can have a skewed view on things. Sure, augmented/mixed/virtual reality headsets and devices will be really cool new technologies and products, but I don't see how the smartphone is "dead" and we all haven't "realized" it yet. Kipman didn't say when the smartphone would start showing signs of death, but with Apple recently being called one of the most valuable companies in the world - again - I wouldn't worry just yet.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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