Pushing the screen size limit
A week or 2 ago there was a poll here on CB asking if BB should craft a phablet (tablet sized phone). Currently Samsung has their Galaxy Note with 5 inch display.
As I was looking at the various rags, I found this article;
Bigger Is Better: Samsung Will Allegedly Slap A 6.3″ Display On The Galaxy Note III
Bigger Is Better: Samsung Will Allegedly Slap A 6.3″ Display On The Galaxy Note III | TechCrunch
In fairness I do have a Galaxy Note. The size is ok but the killer on that phone is battery life, or lack there of.
In my mind 6 inches that is way to big, but jut wanted to get your thoughts.
For me this will all be moot in 2/13 with BB10 and my upgrade.
- 12-14-2012, 09:19 AM #2
That's a small tablet not a phabletPhones:
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- CrackBerry Abuser
12-14-2012, 09:40 AM #3
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I really don't like how large the standard screens are getting. . . I have my 7" Tablet (32GB WiFi Playbook, thank you very much) if I want something that big. When it comes to my constant-use phone, I'm very comfortable with the screen on my 9810; it fits comfortably in my hip holster (yeah yeah, some don't like it but I couldn't live without mine). I'm starting to come around to the thought of a 4.0 or 4.2 inch screen-size, but I think there needs to be a divide between phone and tablet/phablet. IMHO, up to 4.5 inches = phone; 4.5-5.5 inches = phablet; 5.5 inches plus = tablet. Either way, still excited for BB10!!!
- 12-14-2012, 10:05 AM #5
The difference in size between the Note and the Note 2 is as follows:
Note: 5.78 x 3.27 x 0.38 in
Note 2: 5.95 x 3.17 x 0.37
The screen however, is 0.5" larger (obviously the diagonal measure helps a bit). Even if they go with 6.3, I suspect they'll do something to manage the total size. Who knows, maybe they'll get rid of the button and go with a capacitive dot or something on the bezel. As long as the total size of the phone doesn't increase drastically, I think people will like it, especially if they go 1080p as is expected.
- CrackBerry Master
12-14-2012, 12:24 PM #6
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They reinvented the pda If samsung want to ruin their line good luck to them.But on the level we do not care about samsung in here if you want to talk about them please go to samsung forum.
BB10 is the perfect size and thats all we want to talk about in here thank you.
- 12-14-2012, 08:26 PM #7
I have been using a Note 2 for the last week, today I changed back to my 9930. The size was just too big for my liking, although it is an Awesome device. FoR me, it just wasn't functional. I like the size of the L-series and I think it will be a good functional size for me.
- 12-14-2012, 09:06 PM #8
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- CrackBerry Genius
12-15-2012, 05:39 PM #10
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I think the ideal size depends on how you want to use the device, going much beyond 4.5" would hamper the use of the device one-handed for a lot more people, but if you didn't tend to use your device like that very much then jumping up to 5" or so in order to get a 1080p display seems like an obvious move.
For me, it is the 4.7-.4.8 models that seem pointless right now as they are still only 720p, not comfortable enough for one-handed use and lose out on some screen real estate compared with the 5" models.
- 12-15-2012, 06:06 PM #11
I never thought that I would consider a device the size of the SGIII. But I LOVE mine.
To be honest, if the battery life had been better on the Note 2 and if it had come in red, I would have made the jump.
A six inch device might be too big for me, though.Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy, and good with ketchup
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- 12-15-2012, 09:05 PM #12
Re: Pushing the screen size limit
I love my Note 2, and get 18+ hours on a single charge with it.
Personally, I want to get back to carrying one device again. If my PlayBook could make phone calls, I wouldn't need a 4" handset.
Years ago, I used to carry one of the original RAZR phones, a Dell Axim PDA, an MP3 player, and even a small camera. I felt like Batman with all the things clipped to my belt.
After getting my first BlackBerry, the need to carry so many devices dropped. By the time I got my first Android device, I only needed to carry it. But after getting a tablet, the larger screen opened up more possibilities, from better gaming, watching videos, and a better we experience. So now I'm back to carrying two devices... Four actually, since I carry my 9700 and PlayBook for work, and the Note 2 + Nexus 7.
Give me one device that does it all and I'll be quite happy.RuneCryption - Unique memory game for PlayBook & BB10.
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