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    stevo_

    intelman said:

    The new iPhone is quite attractive. Very brick like, great industrial design. Apple is doing great here.

    Pretty sure this is the least original design so far so giving them some credit is stupid. Sony made tons of phones to this style in the past, and its been used on various tech products since

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    exoteric

    stevo_ said:
    intelman said:
    *snip*

    Pretty sure this is the least original design so far so giving them some credit is stupid. Sony made tons of phones to this style in the past, and its been used on various tech products since

    Immitation is the most sincere form of flattery.

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    vesuvius

    What I like the most is that it is available in 3 weeks (unlike Windows phone 7), here in the UK. I am searching for a new phone as I am due for an upgrade and that is looking OK, resolution wise, I am now in a conundrum.

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    spottedmah

    Video Chat... pretty cool if you ask me

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    Dovella
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    intelman

    W3bbo said:

    The 326dpi display is what made me proclaim out loud "wow", I didn't know that level of resolution was possible using IPS panels.

     

    I will say that I'm not fond of the design of this unit: it looks too much like the handheld battery-powered Braun shavers of the 1970s and 80s that were black plastic with various metal bits sticking out, invariably becoming greasy and yucky over time. It wouldn't surprise me if this non-flush design went the same way.

     

    I would be interested in buying this product to replace my PDA and mobile phone, and I was all set before Steve announced that 32GB is the capacity maximum for this generation. It's the first time they haven't announced a doubling of capacity. I guess I'll have to wait until next year for the 64GB version, but by then my music collection might be more than that (I've got 54GB right now).

    Why is Apple the only one to realize IPS is the way to go? My Zune HD with OLED is impossible to use outside. I've seen a few Nexus Ones which are almost impossible to use outside. 

     

    That screen really makes the device. I truly envy the new iPhone.  Android and Windows Mobile 7 just doesn't have enough innovative phone manufactures. Apple still has it. They keep pushing and making something amazing. I bet they will continue to use OLEDs and plastic.

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    stevo_

    Meanwhile Microsoft plods on working on a product that won't be out for another 6 months.. and probably will only launch in america first.

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    PaoloM

    intelman said:
    W3bbo said:
    *snip*

    Why is Apple the only one to realize IPS is the way to go? My Zune HD with OLED is impossible to use outside. I've seen a few Nexus Ones which are almost impossible to use outside. 

     

    That screen really makes the device. I truly envy the new iPhone.  Android and Windows Mobile 7 just doesn't have enough innovative phone manufactures. Apple still has it. They keep pushing and making something amazing. I bet they will continue to use OLEDs and plastic.

    What makes you think IPS is better outside? I used plenty of iPads outside and they are pretty much unreadable.

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    intelman

    IPS laptop was quite a bit better than the OLED phone. TN laptop was hard to see because you'd have to be at the right angle. I think the better viewing angles of the IPS make all the difference, and the fact that backlighting exists.

     

    Relative to the inside, yeah it sucks outside. But OLED relative to a non oled screen, pretty much night and day between Zune HD, Nexus One, and IBM Tablets with IPS screens.

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    stevo_

    PaoloM said:
    intelman said:
    *snip*

    What makes you think IPS is better outside? I used plenty of iPads outside and they are pretty much unreadable.

    That's most likely the glossy screens which apple makes its customers suffer.

     

    At first its like 'WHOA glossy screen looks awesome.. OK turn it on..
    It is on..

    ..o

     

    Actually most Apple products are about that initial glance and honeymoon period so I guess it makes sense.

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    PaoloM

    intelman said:

    IPS laptop was quite a bit better than the OLED phone. TN laptop was hard to see because you'd have to be at the right angle. I think the better viewing angles of the IPS make all the difference, and the fact that backlighting exists.

     

    Relative to the inside, yeah it sucks outside. But OLED relative to a non oled screen, pretty much night and day between Zune HD, Nexus One, and IBM Tablets with IPS screens.

    You're not making any sense.

     

    Your point was the IPS is superior to OLED because OLED sucks outside. It is my experience that IPS sucks outside as well, so now you're moving the goalposts?

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    intelman

    PaoloM said:
    intelman said:
    *snip*

    You're not making any sense.

     

    Your point was the IPS is superior to OLED because OLED sucks outside. It is my experience that IPS sucks outside as well, so now you're moving the goalposts?

    Not moving anything. IPS is great outside. OLED isn't. IT is just how they work, how they light the screen. I am perhaps not being very clear.

     

    My experience:

     

    Zune HD, Nexus One <<  --- Do not bother switching songs or using Google Maps, can't see the damn thing.

     

    Lenovo Tablet with IPS Screen  <<< ---- Can check email and write some documents, screen appears readable and usable, obviously not as good as inside, but acceptable

     

    Dell Laptop with a TN Screen <<<< ---- Pretty damn hard to see. Viewing angles must be just right.

     

    Conclusion. Do not want phone with OLED scren. Do not want laptop or notebook with anything other than IPS screen. If possible get a phone with an IPS screen.

     

    Plus personally, I never believed OLED to be the best choice for mobile devices anyways. 

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    stevo_

    intelman said:
    PaoloM said:
    *snip*

    Not moving anything. IPS is great outside. OLED isn't. IT is just how they work, how they light the screen. I am perhaps not being very clear.

     

    My experience:

     

    Zune HD, Nexus One <<  --- Do not bother switching songs or using Google Maps, can't see the damn thing.

     

    Lenovo Tablet with IPS Screen  <<< ---- Can check email and write some documents, screen appears readable and usable, obviously not as good as inside, but acceptable

     

    Dell Laptop with a TN Screen <<<< ---- Pretty damn hard to see. Viewing angles must be just right.

     

    Conclusion. Do not want phone with OLED scren. Do not want laptop or notebook with anything other than IPS screen. If possible get a phone with an IPS screen.

     

    Plus personally, I never believed OLED to be the best choice for mobile devices anyways. 

    Personally I don't agree with your tests, plus- the technology doesn't purely dictate the quality.

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    JeremyJ

    intelman said:
    PaoloM said:
    *snip*

    Not moving anything. IPS is great outside. OLED isn't. IT is just how they work, how they light the screen. I am perhaps not being very clear.

     

    My experience:

     

    Zune HD, Nexus One <<  --- Do not bother switching songs or using Google Maps, can't see the damn thing.

     

    Lenovo Tablet with IPS Screen  <<< ---- Can check email and write some documents, screen appears readable and usable, obviously not as good as inside, but acceptable

     

    Dell Laptop with a TN Screen <<<< ---- Pretty damn hard to see. Viewing angles must be just right.

     

    Conclusion. Do not want phone with OLED scren. Do not want laptop or notebook with anything other than IPS screen. If possible get a phone with an IPS screen.

     

    Plus personally, I never believed OLED to be the best choice for mobile devices anyways. 

    So here you go... Super OLED.  Problem solved.

     

    http://www.product-reviews.net/2010/02/16/samsung%e2%80%99s-super-oled-more-pixels-inches-and-battery-life/

     

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    minner123

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