Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Jul 2013 15:23 UTC
Humor "Surprise, surprise, a certain Korean company copies more of Apple's product design. When Apple launched the iPad mini in October 2012, Apple explained the design: the almost 8" screen size and thin border allow one-handed use. Now, the new 8" Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 has the same border design as the iPad mini." From what I can only assume is the The Onion of technology reporting. I love humour like this on a lazy Friday afternoon.
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RE: Price, and state of the art
by Treza on Sat 20th Jul 2013 17:49 UTC in reply to "Price, and state of the art "
Treza
Member since:
2006-01-11

Maybe dead space is undesirable.
At the same time, there must be some place on "handheld" devices where you could put your fingers to _hold_ the thingy in your _hand_.

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Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

Maybe dead space is undesirable.
At the same time, there must be some place on "handheld" devices where you could put your fingers to _hold_ the thingy in your _hand_.


I'd assume the development illustrated in the following article would be interesting to be judged regarding "handheld device = a device you hold (and use) in your hand"...

http://www.behance.net/gallery/iPhone-6-An-edgy-concept/7617209

I've seen "unintended behaviour" of smartphones and other handheld devices, with loud complaining of the owners and users, when "improperly" holding the device or handing it over to someone else, like "Look, this is the photo I took!" or "Here, you can write that message yourself." If you use 100 % of any surface of a device for interaction (means: touch-based input, not just visible output), problems can appear.

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