Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st May 2012 15:12 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It's about time. RIM is in deep trouble, and is seeing its smartphone market share being eaten left and right by Android and iOS. After being more or less the equivalent of a deer caught in the headlights, the company has now finally unveiled its answer to the original iPhone - 5 years too late.
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lazar
Member since:
2008-12-10

I was quite sad when mobile phones lost their visible antenna (anyone remember those sexy Ericsson phones with short antennas?).
At that time a design professor said: "mobile phones are now loosing their definig functional attribute. It is as if car designers would try to hide the wheels of a car behind some sort of enclosure or casing" (1960's?).

Even though I never owened one - equally a BB is not a BB any more if the keyboard is gone.

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Yeah, telephones sure have gone downhill ever since they lost their original functional qualities: being stuck to a wall, a chord, and a rotary dial.

Or perhaps that professor, like most of the "designer" contingent does not know what he's talking about...

Edited 2012-05-03 00:53 UTC

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unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

Or perhaps that professor, like most of the "designer" contingent does not know what he's talking about...


The professor knows exactly what he is talking about. External antennae give vastly superior reception. That is why "rugged" phones for isolated areas still have an external antenna.

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