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I swear.... first we complain things are too big, then when they reach a perfect portable size: "We want bigger!"

Examples:
DS to DS Lite to DSi XL (or whatever the hell it is called)
Cell phone's use to be pretty big and then they slimmed down with the Razor and what not, and now they want bigger phones.
Then we have the iPod mini > Nano > Touch > Pad.

I know they're not exactly accurate, but this kind of trend frustrate me.
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post #52 of 62
I've been rocking the 4.3" screen of the HD2 since March 24th launch day. Hell I had the Touch HD in 2008, it had a 3.8" screen and two cameras....
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post #53 of 62
Zoolander's phone is really cool tho.
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Had one^
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rpg2 View Post
I swear.... first we complain things are too big, then when they reach a perfect portable size: "We want bigger!"

Examples:
DS to DS Lite to DSi XL (or whatever the hell it is called)
Cell phone's use to be pretty big and then they slimmed down with the Razor and what not, and now they want bigger phones.
Then we have the iPod mini > Nano > Touch > Pad.

I know they're not exactly accurate, but this kind of trend frustrate me.
Well, the thing is, as consumers, the iphone 4 would be a fantasy toy, something in science fiction. So if you're going to make me a phone, I want something to make portable calls, it means being able to be small and portable.

Fast forward to the first iphone, you've got something that's made for calls, but also notes, and reference documents and some really dumb games. It was never portable multimedia, but rather PDA meets a phone.


But now, processing power and over the air bandwidth is doing much better.
We can stream youtube (or better), play some decent games cause of Tegra 2 and it can handle some HD movies. So naturally a bigger screen.



I know when this all ends.
When battery life is no longer an issue and when we have flexible roll out amoled screens.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RotaryKnight View Post
i was playing around with my friends Inspire and wow, that extra .3 inch of screen area is huge when I had my Vibrant next to it.
Me and my buddy compared my 4.3" Evo to his 4" Captivate. It really does make all the difference in the world.
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post #57 of 62
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Originally Posted by Coldnapalm View Post
how come you dont have a 16" monitor
HA! Fair enough.

When I'm at my computer its "on". I love the tech there. But when I"m away from it I like to be away from all that ultra connectivity and whatnot.
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To be honest i as well like phones with larger screens. i.e larger phones.
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post #59 of 62
A phone with a 4.3" screen seems large from the beginning; however after using it for awhile it is very manageable and normal. Only when I play with a Droid Pro do I realize that 4.3" is massive.
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I like my gigantic phone. It also has a keyboard so I can text like a monster and post on OCN.
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