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Big cars, big bellies, big phones.

Research from NPD released on Monday shows that users prefer - and are buying - larger smartphones, at least in the United States.

By the fourth quarter, phones with screen sizes that are 4 inches are larger reached 24 percent of th U.S. market, according to NPD.

The U.S. market share for iPhones and other smartphones with screen sizes between 3.5 inches and 3.9 inches has remained steady, NPD added, but smartphones with the largest screens have grabbed market share from devices with screen sizes that are less than 3.5 inches.
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Yeah! Pump it up! I got big fingers!

Even the ladies know, bigger is better!

I'm not a fan of little phones, nuh uh!


Edited by _GTech - 3/22/11 at 1:59pm
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I love my HD2 with its 4.3" screen... great for watching movies on, or surfing the web. Its like a little tablet.
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I've always had a "larger" phone then most people. My first cell phone was the Palm Treo 650 which was about double the size of any other phone at the time. And well now I have a iphone 3gs which is about half the size of my treo but the screen is double the size.
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Finally! How can phone makers expect me to type on a small screen with one fat hand while holding a Triple Whopper with the other?
    
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Finally! How can phone makers expect me to type on a small screen with one fat hand while holding a Triple Whopper with the other?
Bloody revolutionary, I say!

Larger screen sizes for all! Increase 4 inches to 5 in the next gen!
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Finally, we are getting over this tiny phone craze.
    
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thats why I bought an EVO, 4.3in screen.
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With screen resolution the way it is right now we need larger resolutions. An 800x480 screen on a 4.3" device displays more information than an 800x480 screen on a 3.7" device.


The other reason is that people tend to have poor eyesight, and need the larger screen just so they can use their phone. I just spent a month with a 3.2" 800x480 screen, and I could barely hit the buttons!
    
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Phones were huge because technology didn't allow for a small portable phones. Once the technology for smaller phones caught up, portable web browering and movie watch came into demand.
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