Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Oct 2013 14:28 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

This is not a joke. Let me repeat: this is not a joke.

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Is this just a novelty?
by backdoc on Mon 14th Oct 2013 16:46 UTC
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2006-01-14

Are they claiming a benefit? It looks like in these photos that it would conform to the face better. Therefore, it might be more ergonomic. But, what other benefits could there be?

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RE: Is this just a novelty?
by Priest on Mon 14th Oct 2013 17:16 in reply to "Is this just a novelty?"
Priest Member since:
2006-05-12

I think part of it is about just saying they were early/first. Part of it is testing the waters to see if there is much market for them.

Personally I don't see myself using a curved phone because my phone sits vertically rather than horizontally in my pocket so it would take up more room.

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RE: Is this just a novelty?
by Morgan on Mon 14th Oct 2013 20:56 in reply to "Is this just a novelty?"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

My old Nexus S was slightly curved, and it was definitely more comfortable to hold to my face than any other phone I've had recently.

As for any other benefits, I can't see why there would be any.

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RE: Is this just a novelty?
by Fergy on Tue 15th Oct 2013 10:18 in reply to "Is this just a novelty?"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Are they claiming a benefit? It looks like in these photos that it would conform to the face better. Therefore, it might be more ergonomic. But, what other benefits could there be?

IF you use it as a phone. 99,9999% of my smartphone usage is not calling.(yes that is less than one hour per year)

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