Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Is Bigger Really Better?

Now that the Samsung Galaxy Note has been on the market for about a week and a half, the question of whether bigger is really better has to be considered.

Does any one else think that the whole obsession with "bigger is better" makes sense? The Galaxy Note is definitely an impressive phone/tablet/whatever you want to call it, but is a 5.3" screen really necessary?? When does one draw the line between phone and tablet? If the obsession with bigger, badder, bolder phones continue, I almost fear that phones will eventually turn into giant laptop screens. What's the point of having a phone that is bigger than most palms when you can have a slim, easy to carry smartphone in your pocket, and a slim, however, easy to carry tablet in your bag? Why go dutch with your phone and tablet when you can just have both and not compromise on size and ease of use?

Someone, preferably with normal-sized hands, please enlighten me on this whole giant phone phenomenon...

Monday, February 27, 2012

World’s First Quad-Core Phone

The HTC One X was recently announced at the Mobile World Congress 2012. The phone will be sporting a 1.5 GHz processor, a 4.7″ screen, a non-removable 1800 mAh battery, and of course the quad-core Tegra 3 processor. AT&T will be the only carrier to receive this phone in the U.S. using their HSPA/WCDMA network.

Anyone else think it’s strange that a quad-core phone with such a huge display will be using a relatively tiny battery? Our dual-core phones are already suffering from terrible battery life. Since the One X will only be on a 3G network it might be able to last longer than we’re used to.