The Promise of Convergence
We’ve all heard the reasons convergence is a good thing: One device rather than many, and the likelihood that the phone in your pocket will get a job done rather than the camera or GPS receiver you left at home because you didn’t think you’d need it.
Convenience Brings Sacrifice
If all-in-one devices promise convenience, they also bring with them some sacrifice. Lots of accessories can bring an iPhone closer to the feature set of a full camera, but it gets heavier and bulkier as they’re added, and still can’t do all the things that a camera like the Nikon P7100 can.
The Future of Convergence
All-in-one devices do a lot of things fairly well, but it’s rare that they fully replace single purpose devices like cameras. That may change in years to come, but remember, those individual devices will be advancing at the same rate. Convergence may always sound better than it actually is.