Imagine dragging your significant other against their will to the local telecom store on the first day of the LG Watch Sport release. You drop a pretty penny on the LG Watch Sport and open the box like a child on Christmas Morning opening his first gift. It is so new, you have to teach the shop staff how to set up the product properly. After successfully setting up the watch, you get home and decide to go for a jog with the new watch as your only device.
Since you paid for cellular data, you should be able to stream Google Play Music seamlessly through your Bluetooth headset and track your jog with the built-in GPS features on the LG Watch Sport. You leave your house without your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge with some initial separation anxiety but know your new watch won’t let you down, only to get out of phone range and have your Bluetooth headset repeat “out of range…” until you head back to the house, defeated. You quickly realize you can’t connect your Bluetooth to the watch, the cellular data doesn’t work, and you get that sinking feeling that you are disappointed by yet another mobile product!
If any of this story resonates with you, you may be a #MobileTragic.
LG Watch Sport Copyright Google*
What is a #MobileTragic?
We recently polled the Mobile Mentor staff on their experiences over the years with mobile devices and what they believe is a device that is a part of being a #MobileTragic. We used Microsoft Forms (which ironically doesn’t have a mobile app) to create an internal poll and these are some of the results of the Mobile Mentor team.
In true Mobile Mentor fashion, we remain vendor-agnostic with a slight lean to iOS when it comes to mobile operating systems. Almost half of our staff prefer iOS, while 30% prefer a mixture of both operating systems.
Being a mobile-specific company, it is not surprising that most of our staff have owned over 7 phones over the past 15 years and have tried both Android & iOS devices. Our favorite devices over the years have been the iPhone and the older Nokia line of devices.
Ironically, some of our least favorite mobile phones and features include the dreaded Nokia Lumia line of devices (valiant effort Microsoft) and the camera on some of the older Android phones, such as the Sony Ericsson Z800.
Nokia Lumia Windows Phone Copyright Microsoft*
Still keeping with the vendor-agnostic theme, Mobile Mentor staff currently own a mix of Android and iOS devices, ranging from iPhone 6, iPhone X, LG V30, Google Pixel 2 and OnePlus 3T.
Mobile Mentor is full of self-proclaimed #MobileTragics that have been through the full gauntlet of mobile devices. Mobile is our business and it helps to know your business better than anyone. That is why we are committed to being the source of knowledge for all things mobile.
So what is a #MobileTragic?
A #MobileTragic is someone who lives and breathes mobile 24/7. It is the person who gets up to watch a keynote in the middle of the night, reads about mobile technology on the weekends and purchases the newest mobile technology from Kickstarter. A #MobileTragic is someone who always needs the newest up and coming technology and goes through all the disappointments of a mobile device that doesn’t live up to expectations. It is the search for the perfect mobile experience.