12-09-08 02:58 PM
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  1. Miss.Horrible's Avatar
    I've never actually played with a touch screen phone.
    So the attraction I have is mere curiosity toward either the Storm or the Iphone.

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    12-09-08 12:07 PM
  2. Synergie's Avatar
    Personallu if they wanted to go for a larger screen, I think a sideways opening clam shell (like the LG Keybo form factor) or a slide out keyboard would have accomplished the same thing.

    In fact they could have made it both a touch screen and a slide out qwerty, so that everyone would be happy.

    I personally, do not like the whole finger touch idea.... I had many pocket pc's and I am used to the stylus though. Actually I got to play with a storm last weekend, and couldn't even type my name! And I have small lady's hands
    12-09-08 12:16 PM
  3. BuddyL's Avatar
    I like the concept of a touch screen but the fingerprints would drive me crazy.

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    12-09-08 12:16 PM
  4. LikeNoOther's Avatar
    As a previous iPhone owner, I can attest to becoming acclimated to surfing the web on a large screen. I just don't feel that I can go back to surfing the web on 2 inch screens (also has enabled me to no longer bring my notebook when I travel).

    Thus, as much as I LOVED my BOLD , I purchased the Storm.
    12-09-08 12:44 PM
  5. rimbuk's Avatar
    To add to what I said before...

    Touching something is also a much more natural way to input. People who haven't using full qwerty phones before are usually much more comfortable with being able to just touch what they want instead of using a trackball to select.

    its the same philosophy as the Wii compared to other game consoles. With the Wii, you point the controller at the screen and move stuff around... it feels more natural and connects you more to what you're doing than holding a controller.

    Thats why the Wii is a "mass market" success and the XBOX 360 is just a gaming success.
    12-09-08 02:38 PM
  6. Kaylajoy21's Avatar
    Touchscreens are popular because they're trendy and offer a bigger screen.
    They'll get better but are decades away from being as fast or reliable as a hardware keyboard.
    With iphone offering the same pixels as the bold, and the storm only offering a bit more than them both, a "bigger" screen is a bit of a lie - it's physically larger but has no better reolution. If I could run my bold through a projector onto the side of a building it would be huge and look awful, kind of how the iphone screen looks vs the bold, with the same pixels spread over a larger area

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    I agree 100%. I would have no issue trying out a touch screen phone in a few years, once all the little bugs and such get worked out.
    12-09-08 02:58 PM
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