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Examples of When Convergence Works and When it Does Not

Ken Wirt, palmOne, Inc.

Though some types of convergence devices become extremely popular, says Wirt, others never catch on. In certain cases, it is clear why the convergence device has never caught on (like a washer-dryer combo), and in others it is not so clear (like why people never use the built-in calculators on their cell phones), he adds.