Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Mar 2012 10:42 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Over the years, one thing has been very hard to grasp for some people: the fact that people want smartphones with 4.0"+ screens. These 'some people' seem to believe that because Apple chose a 3.5" display, any display size that isn't 3.5" is wrong. Keep that in mind when you read Samsung's latest little communiqué: the Korean giant has sold (not shipped, sold) more than 5 million Galaxy Notes. Which has a 5.3" screen.
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No, people want smaller screens
by unoengborg on Fri 30th Mar 2012 06:55 UTC
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I'm not sure the right conclusion from the note sales figures is that people want larger screen.

We can draw that conclusion only if we assume that the people who bought the Note would have bought some other smaller phone if the Note hadn't existed and not a tablet. If they had bought a tablet Note proves that people want smaller screens. A 10" tablet is just too big, or worse too heavy.

I'm interested in note because it is a small tablet that also can make phone calls. I have always wondered why so many 3G equipped tablets have no phone functionality. Adding that would be a very good way to beat the iPad. It will be very interesting to see how the 10.1" version of the Note will be received.

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