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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Happy owner of a Note
by jackastor on Thu 29th Mar 2012 14:02 UTC
jackastor
Member since:
2009-05-05

I bought one a couple weeks ago, and it's awesome. It indeed does fit in your pockets unless you like emo Pat Benatar pants. The big screen makes a huge difference, and there's no going back to smaller smartphones if you use this thing for a week.

Now if you're a one-hander and you don't have long fingers then it'll take some customizing so that your common buttons are within reach, but it's totally the way to go if you don't want to lug a phone AND a tablet. It does seem a little big at first but you get used to it real quick.

Also I'm not female.

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RE: Happy owner of a Note
by viton on Thu 29th Mar 2012 17:59 in reply to "Happy owner of a Note"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

The big screen makes a huge difference, and there's no going back to smaller smartphones if you use this thing for a week.
I prefer 3" SE Mini Pro with physical keyboard. Apple's 3,5" is too big for me. Note is just ridiculously huge.

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RE[2]: Happy owner of a Note
by clasqm on Fri 30th Mar 2012 14:34 in reply to "RE: Happy owner of a Note"
clasqm Member since:
2010-09-23

I prefer 3" SE Mini Pro with physical keyboard. Apple's 3,5" is too big for me


Hey, I had one of those too, and mine was without the keyboard. According to Thom's logic, this means that PEOPLE WANT SMALLER PHONES!

Actually, I'm glad that Samsung has a hit. Competition is a good thing. It does not imply that Apple must now simply follow whatever trend is out there.

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RE: Happy owner of a Note
by abdavidson on Fri 30th Mar 2012 02:58 in reply to "Happy owner of a Note"
abdavidson Member since:
2005-07-06

Now if you're a one-hander and you don't have long fingers then it'll take some customizing so that your common buttons are within reach,


Using a phone with two hands... I can't believe that doesn't warrant any acknowledgement. Really?

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RE[2]: Happy owner of a Note
by jackastor on Fri 30th Mar 2012 13:33 in reply to "RE: Happy owner of a Note"
jackastor Member since:
2009-05-05

You right, but not every operation requires two hands. Particularly if you put the common buttons within reach, like I said.

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