01-16-2011 12:20 AM
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  1. jas o's Avatar
    I can't wait to see Samsung's new 4.3" Super AMOLED+ screen!!!!
    Wicked!!! Looks like all the others are still using outdated LCD garbage.
    I don't think that they use LCD by choice. I believe the Super Amoled screens are pretty much controlled by Samsung. This is what led to the 5-6 week wait for Dinc's last year and why they switched to SLCD.
    01-10-2011 04:17 PM
  2. iTz Nicholas72's Avatar
    I'll take a LCD over AMOLED+ just of the fact that the latter is Samsung and they have horrible CS and update support.

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    01-11-2011 07:22 PM
  3. Comineeyeaha's Avatar
    I'll take a LCD over AMOLED+ just of the fact that the latter is Samsung and they have horrible CS and update support.

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    I'm in the same boat. My wife and I picked up a couple Fascinates last week to buy some time between her broken blackberry and the phones announced at CES, and while I really like the phone the update support is really lackluster (I'm referencing the most recent maintenance release that was supposed to be yesterday, and obviously Froyo)
    01-11-2011 11:42 PM
  4. Chris Kerrigan's Avatar
    I don't think that they use LCD by choice. I believe the Super Amoled screens are pretty much controlled by Samsung. This is what led to the 5-6 week wait for Dinc's last year and why they switched to SLCD.
    Yeah, I don't think Samsung is willing to sell the technology to anyone yet. It's one of the biggest draws for their Galaxy line of phones (and Nexus S as well), so they'd really rather not give it to the competition.
    01-12-2011 08:56 AM
  5. froboebel's Avatar
    3.7" inchers getting eaten alive by the 4" and 4.3" phones.

    The much anticipated Droid 2 release, for example, proved to be underwhelming under the shadow of the Droid X. 3.7" vs. 4.3".

    Then HTC's, and much of Motorola's line, mainly on 3.7" screens, got devoured on the market by Samsung's 4" screen phones.

    Let's remove the Android OS factor and check on the Windows Phone 7 market to see---

    Again, we see the HTCs and LGs with the 3.7" and 3.5" screens getting eaten alive by the Samsung's with the 4" screens and the HD7 (4.3").

    The 3.7" slab is dying. Samsung and HTC has proven the 4" to 4.3" factor to be publicly acceptable. The reason why HTC still goes with a 3.7" screen is that it lets you make a decent size slider. The bigger the screen goes, the bigger the keyboard becomes and the phone becomes more of a handful. Hence the reluctance for Samsung to release a Galaxy S Pro after the Epic was released.
    Droid 2 and Droid X can't really be compared; a 2nd gen slider vs the FIRST and ONLY 4.3" slab on Verizon.

    Then the wave of Samsung phones came with a more advanced CPU in the hummingbird, and still couldn't eclipse the popularity of the Droid Incredible on Verizon for example.

    There is not enough evidence to support a claim that the 3.7" slab is "dying." I can not possibly be alone in my displeasure in the current generation of large phones. 4" is about as large as I am willing to open my wallet for.

    If I had to guess, the larger screen size is a design limitation while manufacturers figure out how to cram all these radios and advanced chips into a smaller, more reasonable space.
    01-12-2011 02:33 PM
  6. froboebel's Avatar
    Some people don't feel that way though. I don't think we'll see the end of 4" devices, but I definitely think the age of 3.7" devices is coming to an end. I would not be surprised to see the next iPhone have a 4" screen.
    I think it is actually very likely for the next iPhone to have a 4" screen because it is perfectly middle-of-the-road so the iPhone users that desire a larger screen can be satisfied while users that would just as soon stick with their current sized display or just slightly larger wouldn't be pushed to a device as large as the DX.

    And as much as many of us loath Apple here (myself included), they clearly put more emphasis on the external design of their products than any other smartphone manufacturer. With that said, one can just about guarantee it's not gonna be a hulking DX sized device.
    01-12-2011 02:41 PM
  7. Snareman's Avatar
    And are they not going to bring out any Android world phones except for the Droid 2 Global? I hear that LTE is going to be GSM based, so does that mean that all LTE phones will therefore be world phones?
    01-15-2011 03:18 AM
  8. Icon's Avatar
    you got your info messed up a little. LTE is not GSM based, although it does require a sim card, similar to GSM. However LTE is initially data only, voice is still using 3G. So the only way you will be able to use your LTE device over seas is if the country you travel to has LTE deployed.
    01-15-2011 08:59 AM
  9. lapeter's Avatar
    I thought I saw somewhere that the Thunderbolt was going to be global. I hope so.

    And are they not going to bring out any Android world phones except for the Droid 2 Global? I hear that LTE is going to be GSM based, so does that mean that all LTE phones will therefore be world phones?
    01-15-2011 07:26 PM
  10. Snareman's Avatar
    you got your info messed up a little. LTE is not GSM based, although it does require a sim card, similar to GSM. However LTE is initially data only, voice is still using 3G. So the only way you will be able to use your LTE device over seas is if the country you travel to has LTE deployed.
    What about this?
    Verizon dumps CDMA for GSM-based LTE in 4G networks -- Engadget
    01-16-2011 12:14 AM
  11. Chris Kerrigan's Avatar
    you got your info messed up a little. LTE is not GSM based, although it does require a sim card, similar to GSM. However LTE is initially data only, voice is still using 3G. So the only way you will be able to use your LTE device over seas is if the country you travel to has LTE deployed.
    Wrong. LTE is GSM based.

    3GPP Long Term Evolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    01-16-2011 12:15 AM
  12. Snareman's Avatar
    I thought I saw somewhere that the Thunderbolt was going to be global. I hope so.
    Its hard to tell from this.

    HTC ThunderBolt at Verizon
    01-16-2011 12:20 AM
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