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Topic # 110276 6-Oct-2012 03:20 Send private message

I want to share my thoughts on mobile device sizes since I haven't seen them reflected elsewhere.

I was given a Galaxy S 3 for my birthday, I thought it would be too big.
I was wrong.
I tell people its like massive TVs; you think they are excessive, but once you get one you wouldn't go back to a smaller screen size.

so smartphones are getting bigger, but why are tablets getting smaller?
I want a bigger tablet.
Android is nearly catching up on ipad in tems of quality, so apple are looking at branching out into new formats (I've heard that 'apple don't do fragmentation' but they did ipod mini, nano, and shuffle and all the colours, why not make a size between ipod touch and ipad?)

My point though is: why not look bigger? I want to replace my laptop!

Maybe its just battery life, in a few years I'll have what I want I guess (if I still want it)

I could go on...but that's enough for this post 

What do YOU think/want?

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  Reply # 697033 6-Oct-2012 08:28 Send private message

groynk: (I've heard that 'apple don't do fragmentation' but they did ipod mini, nano, and shuffle and all the colours, why not make a size between ipod touch and ipad?)

Mini, Nano and Shuffle are not big markets for apps and therefore are not a huge threat to creating an inconsistent user experience across the product range. Apple can play around with those all it likes because the price of failure is low. It is a completely different market.

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  Reply # 697124 6-Oct-2012 13:31 Send private message

groynk: 

I was given a Galaxy S 3 for my birthday, I thought it would be too big.
I was wrong.
I tell people its like massive TVs; you think they are excessive, but once you get one you wouldn't go back to a smaller screen size.



When I got my HTC Desire HD people looked at it and said it was way too big, they would never want a phone that size. I noticed the drop in size with my Samsung Galaxy S2 and was pleased to be able to go bigger with the S3. Then they started advertising the Note 2. I'm tempted. 

I can see why smaller tablets, especially those that have phone functionality, could become popular. As a phone, I think the SGS3 is the perfect size. But, then I carry an iPad around as well. For maximum portability, phones need to fit in a pocket. For a replacement for a laptop, the iPad is a sweet size. It all depends on what people use their devices for. 

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  Reply # 697136 6-Oct-2012 13:52 Send private message

Samsung S1, S2, now S3 (with some iPhones in the middle).

S3 is a bit small.

Would love a Note 2.

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