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  1. etoiles macrumors 6502a

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  2. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    I don't really get it. Care to explain how this if funny?
     
  3. Mal macrumors 603

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    It's making fun on Nokia's "Sidekick", a phone/PDA combination that doesnt look like a phone enough for people to believe it's a phone. Not exceptionally funny, after seeing my dad literally hold up his PDA to his ear and talk into it when he had the Springboard phone module.

    JW
     
  4. medea macrumors 68030

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    wow, my IQ actually dropped just by viewing one page of that site.
     
  5. Chad4Mac macrumors 6502

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    the only good thing about that site is the G5 at the bottom of the page :D

    Chad4Mac
     
  6. johnnowak macrumors 6502

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    Just goes to show you there are plenty of mac users who are idiots as well.
     
  7. etoiles thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    phew, tough crowd tonight...;)

    it is just a laugh at how big companies with lots of money and market control can still totally screw up a product design. Nokia owns over 40% of the worldwide cellphone market, a sector that is said to grow exponentially in the next years through over the air games and other funky services. Nokia wants to stay ahead of the competition of course, so they said to themselves: "lets create an all-in-one 'cellphone-handheld game-mp3 player-radio', people will love it and we will make lots of money."
    So what did they come up with: a super expensive device, with expensive yet slow games that come on a cartridge (you have to take the battery out and juggle about 5 different pieces to change games), bad controls...but worst of all, you need to hold the device SIDEWAYS to your ear to make a call... unbelievable.

    The designers in Cupertino could come up with a better design during their lunchbreak.
     

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