Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Jun 2012 22:53 UTC
Legal Five US carriers, nearly identical devices, millions and millions of pre-orders, virtually simultaneous launch - and that's just the US. The Galaxy SIII might be hideous, Samsung is still doing something right here. No surprise, then, that Apple has, once again, decided to compete in the court room instead of on the shelves: they're asking for a US import ban on the SIII [FOSS Patents link].
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RE[2]: Comment by some1
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 7th Jun 2012 05:20 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by some1"
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

It's the white that's fugly (imho). The Grey/Pebble Blue ones look alright. The limited white Nexus is fugly too, as are white iPhones. Heck, every modern handset I've seen with the exception of the N9 has been fugly in white.


I won't buy a phone if it doesn't come in white (or red, but they don't exist).

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RE[3]: Comment by some1
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 7th Jun 2012 08:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by some1"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

I won't buy a phone if it doesn't come in white (or red, but they don't exist).

I won't buy *any* electronic device if its only option is white. As a long-time Nintendo fan, I didn't even consider buying the Wii until the black system came out. I refuse to own that disgusting white thing. Apple sucks for many reasons... popularizing the color white and the "oooh shiny" plastic finish is just one reason. Now I got my black Wii, but unfortunately the damn thing is still a glossy fingerprint magnet. Nintendo needs to take design ideas from their past systems... not Apple. Apple's just a bad influence for electronic design, IMO.

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RE[4]: Comment by some1
by gan17 on Thu 7th Jun 2012 11:40 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by some1"
gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

I just hope Apple (or anyone) doesn't start weaving white carbon fiber one day.

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RE[4]: Comment by some1
by zima on Thu 7th Jun 2012 23:41 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by some1"
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2005-07-06

I won't buy *any* electronic device if its only option is white. As a long-time Nintendo fan, I didn't even consider buying the Wii until the black system came out. I refuse to own that disgusting white thing. [...] Nintendo needs to take design ideas from their past systems...

Hmm...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nintendo-Famicom-Disk-System.png
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Famicom_Network_System.jpg
;)
(and I must note how it's essentially partly white, as is the Game Boy or US SNES ...but yeah, at least not glossy)

Edited 2012-06-07 23:45 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by some1
by zima on Thu 7th Jun 2012 23:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by some1"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I won't buy a phone if it doesn't come in white (or red, but they don't exist).

Hm, red ones are easy to spot... http://www.developer.nokia.com/Devices/Device_specifications/

You're in luck today! ;) http://www.developer.nokia.com/Devices/Device_specifications/Asha_3... (or maybe http://www.developer.nokia.com/Devices/Device_specifications/112/ if you're on a tighter budget ;p )

But isn't that pink-red of Lumia 800 close enough?

PS. And a curious thing at the top of that device matrix, the apparently just announced Asha 305 ( http://www.developer.nokia.com/Devices/Device_specifications/Asha_3... ), 306, 311 - touch-only S40. Well, a bit late (3 years after LG Cookie or Samsung Star?) ...still, some mobile OS news (but if they're releasing such, if they're going forward with S40, what's with all those Meltemi rumours?)

Edited 2012-06-07 23:19 UTC

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