Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Sep 2012 23:41 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless If there's one thing I miss in the current smartphone industry, it's design. Honest to good, real design. We basically see one boring slab after another, void of any true identity, whether it's iPhone, Samsung, or any of the others. In this boring world of grey, black, and the occasional white, Nokia is the jester, coming up with its own unique designs and crazy colour selection. Today, the company unveiled the Lumia 920 and 820 to continue this trend.
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Comment by Radio
by Radio on Thu 6th Sep 2012 09:47 UTC
Radio
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2009-06-20

For the sake of this industry, I hope Microsoft fails and gets the boot they deserve for all those years.

Also, their designs are less and less "inspired": they are regurgitating again and again the N9 body. A bland design, a colored rouded rectangle - yes, it is a rounded rectangle too - instead of a black one. Meh.

And, the last straw on the unicorn's back: the Windows Phone UI is supposed to be less boring than iOS and Android? Please. It is wildly different (...except if you see it as a collection of widgets as a front page), but less boring?

Edited 2012-09-06 09:49 UTC

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RE: Comment by Radio
by Nelson on Thu 6th Sep 2012 19:11 in reply to "Comment by Radio"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Yeah, that poor, boring, AWARD WINNING design(I'm talking both the OS and the Hardware).

And please, half the fucking widgets in Android are either hideous, don't scale, and useless. The other half randomly stop updating.

The Live Tile paradigm is much richer. Especially with the improvements in Windows Phone 8.

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RE[2]: Comment by Radio
by dsmogor on Fri 7th Sep 2012 06:14 in reply to "RE: Comment by Radio"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

Last time I check, it was N9 that got the design award for SW/HW combination. And it bate L800 in the same competition. But maybe we're talking about different competitions (I talk about the one in London).

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RE: Comment by Radio
by tomcat on Fri 7th Sep 2012 03:49 in reply to "Comment by Radio"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

For the sake of this industry, I hope Microsoft fails and gets the boot they deserve for all those years.

Also, their designs are less and less "inspired": they are regurgitating again and again the N9 body. A bland design, a colored rouded rectangle - yes, it is a rounded rectangle too - instead of a black one. Meh.

And, the last straw on the unicorn's back: the Windows Phone UI is supposed to be less boring than iOS and Android? Please. It is wildly different (...except if you see it as a collection of widgets as a front page), but less boring?


Yeah, just what we need: fewer choices in the market, higher prices, lower quality. Rah, rah, rah. Feel better? Idiotic comment.

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RE[2]: Comment by Radio
by dsmogor on Fri 7th Sep 2012 06:40 in reply to "RE: Comment by Radio"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

I would be right if MS didn't have killing any competitors (with any means, legal or not) in its DNA.
I want to emphasize once again: killing not competing (I admit that Apple isn't any better recently).
They are not about choice for the consumer but removing that through network effects that are totally outside of consumer control. Ok, XBOX is another story, a sign or "new" MS, but answer me is XBOX a sustainable business for them? Aren't they still making most revenue from their monopolies?

I'm all for competition but be it RIM, WebOs, Japanese super duper mistery OS, but pleeeaase not MS.

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