Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Oct 2012 18:14 UTC
Google While Microsoft is unveiling all about Windows Phone 8, Google ruined the party a little bit by 'leaking' all about Android 4.2, the Nexus 10 tablet, and the new Nexus phone, the LG Nexus 4. There's some pretty awesome stuff in here from Google - except for the fact the devices themselves are kind of ugly.
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RE: Talking about looks
by WorknMan on Tue 30th Oct 2012 04:43 UTC in reply to "Talking about looks"
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

Everyone talking about how the phone looks determining whether they'll purchase it or not reminds me of what is often said about those of us who use Apple devices: namely that we only care about them because how they look. Funny how it's just fine to do that when we're talking about Google and LG, isn't it? </sarcasm>


Unfortunately, this nonsense has spilled over into the mainstream. If it's comfortable to hold and functions well, who gives a shit about what it looks like? It's an inanimate object. You're not going to make love to it. Or at least, I hope you're not, but I wouldn't put it past some people. The way some folks talk about how 'sexy' a phone is, I wouldn't be surprised if they imagine it having tits on the front ;)

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RE[2]: Talking about looks
by cdude on Tue 30th Oct 2012 06:17 in reply to "RE: Talking about looks"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

On the front makes no sense. On the back so you can proper hold your phone/tablet with both hands to reach maximum satisfaction rate. Will stay a dream cause round forms are Apple's IP.

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RE[2]: Talking about looks
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 30th Oct 2012 09:59 in reply to "RE: Talking about looks"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Uh, I have always cared about how my stuff looks. I prefer using something that looks pleasing than to use something that looks like ass - especially when it comes to something I have to look at multiple times a day.

That may not matter to you, but that doesn't mean it's an invalid requirement. You're also not a better person for not caring about that, you know.

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RE[3]: Talking about looks
by gan17 on Tue 30th Oct 2012 14:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Talking about looks"
gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

I don't think this Nexus 4 looks like ass. It is, however, pretty nondescript, which is fine by me. I think it looks better than my current Galaxy Nexus. Obviously it's no N9, but then again no phone is, not even the Lumia that added capacitive buttons to the N9's clean design.

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RE[3]: Talking about looks
by btrimby on Tue 30th Oct 2012 14:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Talking about looks"
btrimby Member since:
2009-09-30

Parent doesn't deserve to be downvoted. I would upvote but I already made a comment.

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RE[3]: Talking about looks
by WorknMan on Tue 30th Oct 2012 20:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Talking about looks"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Uh, I have always cared about how my stuff looks. I prefer using something that looks pleasing than to use something that looks like ass - especially when it comes to something I have to look at multiple times a day.


Sure, all other things being equal, but if you're willing to write a device off because of the way it looks without any regard to how well it actually functions, then please kindly remove yourself from the gene pool, so we don't end up with other people like you ;)

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RE[3]: Talking about looks
by lucas_maximus on Fri 2nd Nov 2012 21:45 in reply to "RE[2]: Talking about looks"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

This!!!

Something visually appealing is a important part of perceived quality.

I have a minimum standard of "looking tidy" when buying anything.

Edited 2012-11-02 21:47 UTC

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RE[2]: Talking about looks
by zima on Sat 3rd Nov 2012 06:19 in reply to "RE: Talking about looks"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Unfortunately, this nonsense has spilled over into the mainstream. If it's comfortable to hold and functions well, who gives a shit about what it looks like? It's an inanimate object.

It was always like that, people caring & putting effort into looks, don't approach it like it's something new (look at folk dresses and trinkets for one example, old jewellery and cherished monuments at some others)

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