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What's wrong with this world??

Why have phones started to grow again? First it was Samsung Galaxy Note with its 5.3-inch screen, which grew to 5.5 inches in its 2nd version, & now the Galaxy Note 3 is going to be 5.9 inches.

As if that wasn't enough, Sony Togari is going to be 6.4 inches!!

But no, it isn't going to be the largest "phablet". The crown goes to Asus Fonepad, with a 7-inch display! :O

You'll look pretty stupid speaking in public on that phone!

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RE: What's wrong with this world??

Check this video. :grin:

How can they be proud of it? :roll:

http://youtu.be/TuMHScgnRUI

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RE: What's wrong with this world??

Guess Dom Joly is responsible!  

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RE: What's wrong with this world??

I know what you mean. People seem to want them though.  I was talking to a work-collegue about the iPhone 5 and he said it was 'outdated as soon as it was launched' because the screen was too small for a premium phone.  Sorry but who wants to be talking to someone with something the size of a mini tablet up against your face? I really don't want my phone to have a bigger screen than that in the iPhone 5.

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lol i pointed this out on the latest S4 highlights though i was ignored. We are getting to a point where phones are more like tablets that have the ability to make calls and not a phone that has the abilty to surf the net or take picks etc.

I do think someone is going to make a big mistake real soon and a model of phone is just going to be branded as to big and the sales are going to reflect that,

Just to note which made my laugh about the fonepad video, they said you wouldn't need to carry around 2 items e.g. phone and tablet but you still do, and boy didn't that bloke look an idiot with a 7ich tablet to his head.

Like i also have said before i did like the idea of the HTC butterfly, you get a large phone (5inch i think) and a small handset which pairs with the handset for you to make calls and text's and then when you need the computing power / screen size you can use the main handset, though it still means you need to carry 2 items 

i think buying a 7 inch tablet and say s3 mini would be a better option than buying a fonepad or one of the very large screen phones and also cheaper.

 

 

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RE: What's wrong with this world??

Just because you can hold it to your face, doesn't mean you have to.

 

Why are some unable to grasp that we all have different needs and phones aren't just phones anymore

I personally now find iphones/other phones of similar screen size too small for use as anything other than a phone. I wouldn't go back, though that doesn't mean I want to be lugging around some 5.5" + Phablet around either but can understand why some would.

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RE: What's wrong with this world??

I don't know.....I could see the point of Galaxy Note, but 7 inches phablet? The dimensions of the Fonepad are similar to Nexus 7. I tried holding my Nexus 7 as if to call, but couldn't get a good grip. I guess only time will tell if it has been successful or not.

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RE: What's wrong with this world??

landzw wrote:

and boy didn't that bloke look an idiot with a 7ich tablet to his head.

:grin:

Yes, that made me chuckle too!

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Once people know it costs over £600 to look daft then it'll catch on.

Once upon a time, people walking along talking to themselves looked daft as well. Now we've all heard of Bluetooth it's ok.

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True Chebby though wouldn't you off thought a bluetooth headset was added to the package of these large phone/tablets packages? 

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RE: What's wrong with this world??

You really still using your phones to talk?  Last time I saw someone talking on a mobile phone I believe was back in the 90´s... lol, lol:rofl: :grin:

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rendu wrote:

You really still using your phones to talk?  Last time I saw someone talking on a mobile phone I believe was back in the 90´s... lol, lol:rofl: :grin:

Which world do you live in? Or are you stuck in front of your computer at home skyping?

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chebby wrote:

Once people know it costs over £600 to look daft then it'll catch on.

Once upon a time, people walking along talking to themselves looked daft as well. Now we've all heard of Bluetooth it's ok.

Nope it still looks stupid.............

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RE: What's wrong with this world??

Asus Fonepad is on sale for £179.99 which is incredible value for what it offers, if you can get over its size for phone use.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00C4QWA8I/ref=s9_simh_gw_p147_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=03MDJJNPYFVK20V45A47&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=358549767&pf_rd_i=468294

Any chance of a review WHF?

Stuff has given it a glowing review:

http://www.stuff.tv/review/asus-fonepad

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RE: What's wrong with this world??

I think it's fantastic that we have the choice.

As for "looking stupid". Well I think black shoes with jeans looks stupid, but then that's entirely subjective, just like this is. Horses for courses.

 

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