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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RE: Correction
by butters on Thu 29th Mar 2012 13:47 UTC in reply to "Correction"
butters
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There's definitely room in the market for mobile devices which are sized to fit in pockets, handbags, and bookbags/briefcases. This entire product space was born on the premise of a mobility spectrum, trading some amount of capability for some amount of mobility.

The Note can be a very compelling device for people who tend to carry handbags or other small bags. It offers more than smaller pocket devices, but it can go where larger tablets can't.

I am sympathetic to the criticism that using the Note as a handheld phone may seem awkward, but there are peripherals (bluetooth or minijack headsets) which mitigate this potential concern.

Personally, it's not for me, but it's easy to see how it may fit the lifestyles of many other people, especially women.

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