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Old Dec 16, 2012, 08:33 AM   #101
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That's an instant roadblock that comes to mind. Putting HD displays in a 4" device is pointless, yet sticking with iPhone 5S 1136x640 going into 2013, the era of handheld 1080p could be problematic, and Apple probably wont have a real iPhone 6 response till 4th QTR 2014.
I'm not sure I understand how all this scaling stuff works. Does this mean in order to go larger, Apple will have to fragment? There's no natural screen size they can increase to that'll naturally scale the apps (like how the iPad Mini found 7.9 to be the natural screen size they can scale apps down to so the 250,000 iPad apps work just the same way on the Mini...)?
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 08:09 PM   #102
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Yes, we're in agreement that the way Samsung used a stylus in today's smartphone is innovative and creative.
Yep, I wouldn't disagree with that. The stylus features that Samsung have developed are innovative, but the stylus itself is not an innovation, nor is offering a stylus innovative.

I'd also agree with matttye, Samsung did with the stylus what Apple has done many times before- take an existing piece of technology and repackage it with a new twist and great marketing.
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but the stylus itself is not an innovation, nor is offering a stylus innovative.
Absolutely agree.

I think some people who arent familiar with what its capable of just think of its the same old stylus used on palm pda's.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 10:18 AM   #104
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Obviously your a child so I'm not going to waste my time answering you after this
Good. So then I won't have to see you reply again.

So I will just finish by saying that defining a smart phone as a device to text and make calls is absurd.

By the way, yes I am a child of my parents. They taught me the difference between your and you're.




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Yep, I wouldn't disagree with that. The stylus features that Samsung have developed are innovative, but the stylus itself is not an innovation, nor is offering a stylus innovative.

I'd also agree with matttye, Samsung did with the stylus what Apple has done many times before- take an existing piece of technology and repackage it with a new twist and great marketing.
I'd love to try that stylus. I'm really considering a Note 2.

That said, I was one of geniuses (a/k/a suckers) who bought a tablet back in 2003 that was running the then-current version of Windows XP tablet edition. It was a convertible contraption with a dim screen and more heft than you would think. And slow.

BUT, it did have a stylus that allowed the mouse pointer to follow it without needing to touch the screen. That was the one thing I could show people that was impressive about that piece of crap.




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Old Dec 17, 2012, 10:34 AM   #107
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I'd love to try that stylus. I'm really considering a Note 2.

That said, I was one of geniuses (a/k/a suckers) who bought a tablet back in 2003 that was running the then-current version of Windows XP tablet edition. It was a convertible contraption with a dim screen and more heft than you would think. And slow.

BUT, it did have a stylus that allowed the mouse pointer to follow it without needing to touch the screen. That was the one thing I could show people that was impressive about that piece of crap.




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I had to buy one of those things for my daughter to use in high school. The school specified the thing and it cost over 2 grand. We later moved her to another school and the computer was one of the reasons. The remains of that HP Elitebook monstrosity now reside on my workbench in the basement. I really should get around to recycling it as it is completely worthless. In fact, I bought myself an iPad within 6 months of buying that thing and when the school woke up and decided to switch to iPad, they were offering 50 bucks to buy back that old computer. Meanwhile my iPad 1 was worth over $300 when I had only paid $500 for it.

I had an iPhone 4, a Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 and a crappy Motorola flip phone for work. I walked around with both of them because our IT knuckleheads couldn't figure out how to do iOS integration without ruining my iPhone so I installed their stuff on the GP5.

The GP5 felt HUGE in my pocket. I can't imagine walking around with the Note 2 which is even bigger. On basically the same day, I picked up a Motorola Droid Razr M for work and an iPhone 5 for personal use. My shirts are quietly thanking me. The iPhone 5 is lighter and thinner than the 4 and the Razr M is smaller in every dimension than the GP5.

One thing I like about the iPhone screen is that if I get an email and it is too small to read, I merely have to tilt my phone to landscape and it's much more readable. This is even more true with the iPhone 5. I really do like the screen on the Galaxy S3 and I wouldn't mind if Apple went to that size but I really don't want a smartphone that is as big as a 1970's HP RPN calculator.

I haven't used a stylus since getting rid of my Treo 755p. I really should play with a Note 2 sometime so I can try to understand what a stylus could possibly offer but based on my experience with iOS6 on my iPhone 5 and JellyBean on my Razr M, when it comes to styli I say good riddance.
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