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(Ars Technica)   Yo dawg, I heard you like phones, so here's a phone for your phone so you can phone while you phone   (arstechnica.com) divider line 30
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2013-01-25 09:32:42 PM
*scans headline*

userserve-ak.last.fm
 
2013-01-25 09:55:47 PM
It actually makes sense, at least for some people. Large display for surfing, watching video etc and small, simple, phone for just making calls. It's not that much different to having a bluetooth earpiece. Cool that it's a remote shutter for the camera on the main unit. Be cool if it was a remote monitor for the camera as well.

No way that could ever be misused....
 
2013-01-25 10:17:00 PM

Flint Ironstag: It actually makes sense, at least for some people. Large display for surfing, watching video etc and small, simple, phone for just making calls. It's not that much different to having a bluetooth earpiece. Cool that it's a remote shutter for the camera on the main unit. Be cool if it was a remote monitor for the camera as well.

No way that could ever be misused....


Why not just buy a tablet with data then? Seriously, this freaking ridiculous.
 
2013-01-25 10:23:27 PM
First world problems
 
2013-01-25 10:26:01 PM
This probably skirts some of the gayness that most carriers have with tethering. It would definitely be good with a tablet or something the samsung note.
 
2013-01-25 10:27:14 PM
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zez
2013-01-25 10:27:14 PM
 
2013-01-25 10:41:22 PM

zez: [blogs-images.forbes.com image 600x395]

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You know, I would actually consider getting one of those. Cool idea.
 
2013-01-25 10:44:23 PM

zez: [blogs-images.forbes.com image 600x395]

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That's quite a bit different. At least those are attached to you. Needing a second pocket for a second phone though, pretty silly.
 
2013-01-25 10:52:57 PM
The bigger the phones get, the more I enjoy my Pre2...

If I really need a big screen, I take my Touchpad out.
 
2013-01-25 11:22:24 PM
So "phablet" is a thing now.

asset3.cbsistatic.com
 
2013-01-26 12:50:24 AM
FTFA: 5-inch-plus phones can be cumbersome to use, especially one-handed, given that a thumb's reach only extends so far.

What... don't you all have 6 inch long thumbs?
 
2013-01-26 12:53:06 AM
BUT WHO WAS PHONE?
 
2013-01-26 02:21:16 AM

LordOfThePings: So "phablet" is a thing now.

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I see that pic and can hear Pee Wee Herman's voice coming from that chick... "HELLO?!? I'M TRYING TO USE THE PHOOONNNNNEEE!"
 
2013-01-26 04:16:04 AM

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That's really cool.
 
2013-01-26 05:14:32 AM

LordOfThePings: So "phablet" is a thing now.

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It's a thing. It's just that it's a retarded thing. Like taking pictures with your ten inch tablet.
 
2013-01-26 05:44:53 AM

PirateKing: FTFA: 5-inch-plus phones can be cumbersome to use, especially one-handed, given that a thumb's reach only extends so far.

What... don't you all have 6 inch long thumbs?


planning on an SIII mini for my new phone in March. Easy one handed phone use is strangely useful.
 
2013-01-26 05:45:41 AM
You know what makes the whole 'yo dawg' meme still mildly amusing? The knowledge that it bugs the living shiat out of Xibit. I don't really have an opinion of him one way or the other, but somehow knowing it annoys him gives it legs.
 
2013-01-26 05:58:12 AM

zez: [blogs-images.forbes.com image 600x395]

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WANT!
 
2013-01-26 08:04:10 AM
People laugh when I tell them this, but within 10 years, we'll all be carrying a ~10-inch tablet wherever we go, like we carry phones now. You'll just get used to carrying a bag for it, or maybe your shirts will have a padded sleeve stitched into the back that you can slide it into.

You'll carry one of these things in your pants pocket that will always be in sync with it.
 
2013-01-26 10:07:20 AM
...Or you could buy an old phone for much, much, much cheaper. People are massively stupid.
 
2013-01-26 11:28:17 AM
How about a PadFone?

/alas, no official release date in the U.S.
 
2013-01-26 12:07:55 PM
jayhawk88
People laugh when I tell them this, but within 10 years, we'll all be carrying a ~10-inch tablet wherever we go, like we carry phones now. You'll just get used to carrying a bag for it, or maybe your shirts will have a padded sleeve stitched into the back that you can slide it into.
You'll carry one of these things in your pants pocket that will always be in sync with it.

I am not tiny and my 4.5" by 2.5" android phone is nearly too big. Most of my co-workers have gone to 6-7" galaxy phones. I am predicting a backlash of either people wanting to go back to flip phone or smaller android phones.
 
2013-01-26 12:56:41 PM

jayhawk88: People laugh when I tell them this


That's because it's stupid. The closest we'd ever get to something like that is something more PAN- personal area network. You've got a core CPU gadget in your pocket, with a phone peripheral, a 10" tablet peripheral, etc. You carry with you just the bits you're planning to use, and here's the real power- you can easily join any peripheral to the network. So you might not bring your tablet to the restaurant, but the restaurant hands you one. You join it to your network, order and pay, then hand it back. No data actually lives on the tablet, so there's no special security risk.
 
2013-01-26 01:05:21 PM
Yo dawg I herd you like home phones so here's a phone for your alien so your ET can phone home from your home phone.

www.mobileapptesting.com
 
2013-01-26 02:13:43 PM
This is just a phase. Phones got smaller and smaller until they pretty much reached the sane limit, then smartphones got larger and larger until some of them are basically mini-tablets. Where do we go from here? I think they'll get smaller again.

I'd like a smartphone the size of my old flip phone, but I guess the screen would be too small to make it worthwhile.
 
2013-01-26 04:27:20 PM

imfallen_angel: The bigger the phones get, the more I enjoy my Pre2...


That's also what I like about my Blackberry Touch.  It is the perfect size and has a nice shape (get your mind out of the gutter, folks).  The GS1 is about as big of a phone (122×64×10mm) as I like to go w/o going hands free.  I'm almost leaning towards getting a Strosphere II (126×66×13mm) instead of a GS3 (137×71×9mm) just because the latter is too large.  That and I want to try a QWERTY slider.
 
2013-01-26 11:08:00 PM

bingethinker: This is just a phase. Phones got smaller and smaller until they pretty much reached the sane limit, then smartphones got larger and larger until some of them are basically mini-tablets. Where do we go from here? I think they'll get smaller again.

I'd like a smartphone the size of my old flip phone, but I guess the screen would be too small to make it worthwhile.


I guess ideally you'd have a small device that has a holographic screen (not merely projected onto a surface), but I think we have a ways to go.
 
2013-01-27 04:39:06 AM

BullBearMS: a retarded thing. Like taking pictures with your ten inch tablet.


www.imglols.com
 
2013-01-27 06:30:27 AM
pyrotek85
bingethinker: This is just a phase. Phones got smaller and smaller until they pretty much reached the sane limit, then smartphones got larger and larger until some of them are basically mini-tablets. Where do we go from here? I think they'll get smaller again.
I'd like a smartphone the size of my old flip phone, but I guess the screen would be too small to make it worthwhile.
I guess ideally you'd have a small device that has a holographic screen (not merely projected onto a surface), but I think we have a ways to go.


There was some sort of ancient scroll like technology that was in the works for i-readers a few years back perfect for this, but not sure how that was moved forward into something that could be put into production.
 
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