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

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

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RE[5]: Comment by some1
by Neolander on Thu 7th Jun 2012 14:29 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by some1"
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2010-03-08

Wouldn't that be somewhat sturdier and lighter than all these glass+metal devices we see these days ? I still can't figure out what kind of design nazi could think that using these to build a cellphone was a good idea...

Edited 2012-06-07 14:35 UTC

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RE[6]: Comment by some1
by gan17 on Thu 7th Jun 2012 15:50 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by some1"
gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

Yes, it would make them sturdier, just not in white, or any color for that matter. Carbon fiber should be carbon fiber colored, whether they be fenders, clutch covers trellis frames or cellphone cases.

Most "exotic" material I can recall on phones were the old Ericsson (before Sony Erricsson) models having magnesium-alloy frames of some sort. Only carbon fiber chassis I've seen on phones were those overpriced Vertu models.

Price and yield ratio are probably the biggest factors. Machining is either too expensive and slow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-OXRgn4LRw), and hand weaving is simply impractical for anything outside MotoGP and F1.

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RE[6]: Comment by some1
by zima on Thu 7th Jun 2012 23:22 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by some1"
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2005-07-06

I still can't figure out what kind of design nazi could think that using these to build a cellphone was a good idea...

Yeah, a device which you often hold in your arms ...made of materials which often make it feel unpleasantly cold, WTH?

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