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    Lightbulb Sub 4" superphone? why not?

    Don't know if this is the right place but...


    Where the heck are the normal sized Tegra 2 phones? I would LOVE to see something like the HTC Shift / Merge but with:
    • Tegra 2
    • Front Facing Camera
    • LTE
    • Extra Large Battery
    • Keyboard (Obviously)
    • Normal Sized Screen, but a resolution as close to 1080p as is economically feasible.
    • Notification LED (multicolor would be nice)


    So basically a smaller thunderbolt with a keyboad and a better battery (oh and Tegra, but that ain't happening unfortunately)
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    I'm not surprised they aren't making them, but I do think they should make a few at 3.7". I really like 3.7" screens as do many others, but will be ok with a 4". Thats my limit for a "pocket phone." Most new phones seem to be going 4.3" which is too big to comfortably hold in my hand (ala EVO), so as long as they release good 4" phones like the Atrix, I'm good
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    I agree with this topic

    I actually feel the Droid Incredible is the perfect size for a phone.

    If HTC would release another Incredible but with top of the line specs (since the original incredible has been out for a while) I would be in heaven
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    That's how I feel about the droid. Droid2 wasn't really enough for me to upgrade to...and especially so once I figure out how to root my droid1.

    Gimme a droid with tegra2 plz. Atrix with keyboard would be perfect. (Atrix is 4" screen?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtboos View Post
    I'm not surprised they aren't making them, but I do think they should make a few at 3.7". I really like 3.7" screens as do many others, but will be ok with a 4". Thats my limit for a "pocket phone." Most new phones seem to be going 4.3" which is too big to comfortably hold in my hand (ala EVO), so as long as they release good 4" phones like the Atrix, I'm good
    My feelings exactly, 4" is the limit to what I want in a phone that I can comfortably use and carry around. Not everyone wants a 4.5" screen to lug around in their back pocket.
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    The atrix has a 4.5'in screen... not 4in
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mo_Chedda View Post
    The atrix has a 4.5'in screen... not 4in
    The screen size is 4". The phone size is a little over 4.5" but thats not the issue.

    Motorola ATRIX 4G specs - Phone Arena
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    Im sure there will be some 3.7 in phones coming out this year. The size is just to convenient qand popular to ignore. I think that many manufacturers are making larger sizes in an attempt to really outshine the iphones small screen. The huger popularity of the Droid X and the Evo 4g didn't hurt either in sure.
    Enjoy every day.
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    Droid 3??
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    I think 4inch screen is great. like nexus s.
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    I agree, I don't want bigger than a 4" screen. Love the size of my Incredible with an Otterbox Commuter on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hrbib21 View Post
    I agree, I don't want bigger than a 4" screen. Love the size of my Incredible with an Otterbox Commuter on it.
    I'd hate to think of the size of a droid x or evo with an otterbox. it already makes a droid or iphone so much bigger.
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    Just saying, I've gotten so used to my Evo that I'm starting to think the screen is small. I want a bigger screen now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andr3w View Post
    Just saying, I've gotten so used to my Evo that I'm starting to think the screen is small. I want a bigger screen now!
    Yeah but that is why we have slates like the Tab and [ahem] the iPad*. Those do movies quite well and verious other things a small form factor takes a hit on. I realize 2 devices is a bit much, but think about it. It's called a PHONE. Shouldn't that be a cornerstone of the design as opposed to taking a back seat? Something that is used to communicate, not to replace a computer.

    To that end, it wouldnt hurt to have a front facing camera, great battery life and the power to keep me going for the 2 or so years I am hanging on to it. Being a phone first and foremost I don't see how something that I cannot hold comfortably (skype or calling) would be a good user experience. Yes I can get a headset. Yes I can get a stand. But why? Why do I have to buy accessories that cost more then the phone to make it work right before I walk out of the store?

    Maybe we should look at it this way: If I had, for instance, the Moto Xoom in my briefcase, what would I then not need my PHONE to do? What features are intrisic to a device built for communication?




    * Sorry, but it's place in getting tablets a marketbase shouldn't be ignored.
    Last edited by bobbiac; 01-21-2011 at 10:59 PM. Reason: leaving question open ended.
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    I really don't refer to my device as a phohe anymore. It's really a hand held computer that can also make phone calls. Most health care professionals will advice you to use a bluetooth device with your device. I couldn't amagine using mine without one. I would love a device with a screen at 5 to 6 inches that goes edge to edge. I use it as a phone only about 20% of it's overall use.

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