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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People want larger screens
by Barnabyh on Sat 31st Mar 2012 15:44 UTC
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Back in the late 90's or early 2000 I was in market research and did a project for Gartner Group as a subcontractor about what people would prefer, phones with smaller or larger screens and if they expected or wanted PDA's and phones to merge. Remember, PDA's were Palm and Handspring and they almost disappeared since then.
Not surprisingly most people of the few I spoke to preferred one device with a larger screen. Even though I made up most of the interviews and exaggerated the numbers I think my predictions came out really well. So much for the reliability of market research statistics, in particular IDG and Gartner, but it seemed common sense to me.

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