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(BBC)   Phone manufacturers now competing to see who can make the largest cellphone. Motorola looks up, dusts off Members Only jacket, and says, "We got this"   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 82
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2013-04-15 08:43:24 PM  
celebterview.com

That movie is timeless, right up until he whips this monstrosity out..
 
2013-04-15 08:45:03 PM  
The latest iPhone.

www.girlgeekchic.com
 
2013-04-15 08:45:29 PM  
I actually saw two 70+ year old men wearing (looked like brand new) Members Only jackets last week. I was tempted to ask if they were the last two members.

/csb
 
2013-04-15 08:48:19 PM  
Time to dust-off  ye old StarTac
 
2013-04-15 08:48:35 PM  
I'll buy one. I make very few phone calls and I hate lugging my tablet or laptop around.
 
2013-04-15 08:51:41 PM  
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2013-04-15 08:52:21 PM  

buckeyebrain: I actually saw two 70+ year old men wearing (looked like brand new) Members Only jackets last week. I was tempted to ask if they were the last two members.

/csb


It's all Skulls & Bones now.
 
2013-04-15 08:54:22 PM  
At what point does it qualify as a tablet? Seriously. I love my Galaxy S3, though.
 
2013-04-15 08:55:24 PM  
People laugh at me when I tell them within 5-10 years we'll all be carrying around 7-10" tablets everywhere for our daily computer use, at both home and the office, but we're headed there. Imagine something like this with more ubiquitous/faster wireless, all your stuff in the cloud, accessed via VPN, able to connect to/charge from a monitor-keyboard-mouse-induction charging pad station that are located virtually everywhere.

I don't think this growth stops until it settles more into the 10" range, perhaps even more like 11.5", assuming breakthroughs in power/heat continue to be made.
 
2013-04-15 08:55:32 PM  
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Now that cell phones have grown to the size of tablets, we'll all need Stephen Colbert's iPad suit.
 
2013-04-15 08:56:26 PM  
ctrl-f "motorola"

not found

huh?
 
2013-04-15 08:58:35 PM  
Didn't they get bought by google?  Seems about right.  Phablet lets google and Samsung compete for world domination!
 
2013-04-15 09:00:46 PM  

jayhawk88: People laugh at me when I tell them within 5-10 years we'll all be carrying around 7-10" tablets everywhere for our daily computer use, at both home and the office, but we're headed there. Imagine something like this with more ubiquitous/faster wireless, all your stuff in the cloud, accessed via VPN, able to connect to/charge from a monitor-keyboard-mouse-induction charging pad station that are located virtually everywhere.


But what do you need the 7-10" tablet for in your future?
 
2013-04-15 09:00:56 PM  
I have a Galaxy note.  Picked it on a whim over the iphone, much to my wife's surprise.  The screen really is quite nice, and netflix on it is awesome.  I do feel like a pretty big tool when I hold it up to my head and use it as a phone though.  It fits in my pocket, but only just.
 
2013-04-15 09:01:22 PM  

jayhawk88: People laugh at me when I tell them within 5-10 years we'll all be carrying around 7-10" tablets everywhere for our daily computer use, at both home and the office, but we're headed there. Imagine something like this with more ubiquitous/faster wireless, all your stuff in the cloud, accessed via VPN, able to connect to/charge from a monitor-keyboard-mouse-induction charging pad station that are located virtually everywhere.

I don't think this growth stops until it settles more into the 10" range, perhaps even more like 11.5", assuming breakthroughs in power/heat continue to be made.


I'm already there.  It's pretty great.
 
2013-04-15 09:02:30 PM  
I don't trust this new fangled machinery! 16 is all the bits you need!
 
2013-04-15 09:03:36 PM  
I don't want a huge phone. I like the size of the iPhone.
 
2013-04-15 09:06:24 PM  
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You're out Ferrell!
 
2013-04-15 09:07:58 PM  
IT'S RUBBISH!!
 
2013-04-15 09:09:40 PM  

spawn73: jayhawk88: People laugh at me when I tell them within 5-10 years we'll all be carrying around 7-10" tablets everywhere for our daily computer use, at both home and the office, but we're headed there. Imagine something like this with more ubiquitous/faster wireless, all your stuff in the cloud, accessed via VPN, able to connect to/charge from a monitor-keyboard-mouse-induction charging pad station that are located virtually everywhere.

But what do you need the 7-10" tablet for in your future?


Yeah. I have a 10'' tablet as my home computer but, since I got my Galaxy S3, I've been more inclined to use it rather than the tablet. I certainly would rather carry the S3 around with me and will pull out the tablet (and bluetooth keyboard) when I have to do anything serious at home (long email or post, financial stuff, typing a document) but I don't do such things often.  I don't even mind watching Netflix on the S3's smaller screen and it is great for reading.
 
2013-04-15 09:09:52 PM  
The true future is when the display is disconnected from the device.  You'll have one device, it will have more computing power than you will need and enough storage and memory to make it go fast.

It will sync with your desktop monitor.  With any keyboard.  With the tiny screen you carry in your pocket.  With your car.  With the television.  Every other computer or computer accessory in your life will slave itself to this device instantly, effortlessly and intelligently.

Of course there will be no telephone network.  Just one gigantic data network, wired and wireless where access is ubiquitous, cheap and sensible.

Once that happens we will be living in the future, and end of, tech.  Computers will cease to be a novelty when they simply 'are' and get out of your way.
 
2013-04-15 09:10:25 PM  
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2013-04-15 09:11:14 PM  

Bslim: Time to dust-off  ye old StarTac


Holy crap. I still have the one my grandmother used hanging in a bag in a closet.
 
2013-04-15 09:11:40 PM  

bmr68: I'll buy one. I make very few phone calls and I hate lugging my tablet or laptop around.


Same here!
 
2013-04-15 09:12:40 PM  
abortionsforall.files.wordpress.com

Still, I won't be satisfied till Superman can change behind it.
 
2013-04-15 09:17:52 PM  
What apps do you guys like?  Nexflix, Overdrive, Kindle, Amazon MP3, Kobo (I'm a reader), Audible, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter are the ones I use everyday or almost everyday.
 
2013-04-15 09:28:03 PM  

ashinmytomatoes: What apps do you guys like?


Hey! on FARK sucks monkey balls.
 
2013-04-15 09:29:28 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I don't trust this new fangled machinery! 16 is all the bits you need!


portune.net

Quite.
 
2013-04-15 09:30:50 PM  

MBooda: ashinmytomatoes: What apps do you guys like?

Hey! on FARK sucks monkey balls.


Hey! for iPhone is better.

FARK sucks monkey balls is a tough OS to port an app like that.
 
2013-04-15 09:31:50 PM  

imbrial: IT'S RUBBISH!!


WHAT??? NO I'M AT A BOWLING ALLEY. A BOWLING ALLEY!!!
 
2013-04-15 09:33:33 PM  

markie_farkie: [celebterview.com image 615x410]

That movie is timeless, right up until he whips this monstrosity out..


Right...no earlier part of that movie looks dated.

drewblood.com
 
gja
2013-04-15 09:39:00 PM  
Simon says:
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2013-04-15 09:54:43 PM  
Got the Samsung Note 2.  Spent the first week thinking that it was way too big.

Now I think my wife's Droid is WAY too small.
 
2013-04-15 09:55:39 PM  

El Brujo: I don't want a huge phone. I like the size of the iPhone.


Until Apple makes a 6 inch phone, then you'll be all like "why would anyone want a 5 inch phone. Thats stupid"
 
2013-04-15 10:00:20 PM  
And this is why Apple, Samsung, and now Microsoft are developing Smartwatches to connect to the grotesquely over-sized smartphone.
 
2013-04-15 10:04:42 PM  
I've had a Galaxy Note for about a year now, and love it. For me it's the perfect size. 1 hand use isn't as comfortable as with an iPhone sized phone, but it's still fully doable for an average-sized adult male like me. Also, ever since I've had it I find "small" phones tediously difficult to use. I can't text to save my life on an iPhone any more, and the tiny text making me zoom in and scroll left and right to avoid eye strain is infuriating.
 
2013-04-15 10:06:56 PM  
...which allows it to support 720p resolution video playback

to fit into users' pockets and be used with one hand...


slurmed.com
 
2013-04-15 10:07:09 PM  
People already do not mind looking stupid taking photos with an ipad - why not a ginormous phone

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2013-04-15 10:10:55 PM  

buckeyebrain: I actually saw two 70+ year old men wearing (looked like brand new) Members Only jackets last week. I was tempted to ask if they were the last two members.

/csb


That's funny
I was going to say I saw an older guy on the bus about a month ago wearing the same type gray one that I had some 30yrs ago.
And I was surprised at how good it looked.
Good as in the condition, not the style. It looked new.

But he was kinda creepy. So I wasn't at all tempted to ask him anything.
 
2013-04-15 10:19:15 PM  
My Galaxy SIII is right about at the point of "one millimeter bigger in any direction, and I downgrade to the old flip-phone Razr."
 
2013-04-15 10:19:41 PM  

DownDaRiver: buckeyebrain: I actually saw two 70+ year old men wearing (looked like brand new) Members Only jackets last week. I was tempted to ask if they were the last two members.

/csb

That's funny
I was going to say I saw an older guy on the bus about a month ago wearing the same type gray one that I had some 30yrs ago.
And I was surprised at how good it looked.
Good as in the condition, not the style. It looked new.

But he was kinda creepy. So I wasn't at all tempted to ask him anything.


God i miss my Members Only jacket. I had one when I was younger, and it was awesome.

/26 years old
//Can't remember what happened to it
 
2013-04-15 10:22:36 PM  

Only get a phone as large as the penis you have or would like to have.



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gja
2013-04-15 10:33:12 PM  

BitwiseShift: Only get a phone as large as the penis you have or would like to have.

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Okey Dokey....
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2013-04-15 10:35:15 PM  

jayhawk88: People laugh at me when I tell them within 5-10 years we'll all be carrying around 7-10" tablets everywhere for our daily computer use, at both home and the office, but we're headed there. Imagine something like this with more ubiquitous/faster wireless, all your stuff in the cloud, accessed via VPN, able to connect to/charge from a monitor-keyboard-mouse-induction charging pad station that are located virtually everywhere.

I don't think this growth stops until it settles more into the 10" range, perhaps even more like 11.5", assuming breakthroughs in power/heat continue to be made.


No farking way.

I'm not putting all my shiat in the cloud.  Don't trust it.  If it's on my own hard drive, then I have positive control of it, put it in the cloud and it's up to vagaries of network signal, account subscriptions (and privacy and trust of the company holding it in the cloud).

Remember how much the new Sim City sucked because the always-online DRM requirement?  That was for a silly little game.  When it comes to my actual files, and the actual usability of my computer I'm not trusting that to an outside server.  I'm my career I've had to take computers way too many times into places where there is no internet, trying to make it so computers basically don't work away from a net connection is the mark of a wide-eyed naive child or a naive amateur.

Not to mention how tablets SUCK for content creation.  I read Fark on my iPad and phone, I post to it from my computer.

Also, tablets are basically non-upgradeable.  Yeah, I guess companies would like it if you had to buy a new tablet every time you wanted to upgrade your computer, instead of just swapping out parts in a desktop.
 
2013-04-15 10:38:22 PM  

Fakutu: I've had a Galaxy Note for about a year now, and love it. For me it's the perfect size. 1 hand use isn't as comfortable as with an iPhone sized phone, but it's still fully doable for an average-sized adult male like me. Also, ever since I've had it I find "small" phones tediously difficult to use. I can't text to save my life on an iPhone any more, and the tiny text making me zoom in and scroll left and right to avoid eye strain is infuriating.


Swype is the shiznit. I bend and climb and such, even a galaxy s2 would be killed in a week. So there's that.
 
2013-04-15 10:40:13 PM  

buckeyebrain: I actually saw two 70+ year old men wearing (looked like brand new) Members Only jackets last week. I was tempted to ask if they were the last two members.

/csb


I have a sweet light blue one. :)
 
gja
2013-04-15 10:43:19 PM  

rooftop235: buckeyebrain: I actually saw two 70+ year old men wearing (looked like brand new) Members Only jackets last week. I was tempted to ask if they were the last two members.

/csb

I have a sweet light blue one. :)


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2013-04-15 10:48:54 PM  

ikenstein: ctrl-f "motorola"

not found

huh?


celebterview.com
 
2013-04-15 10:51:36 PM  
When will it end? When we are all carrying around a screen the size of the ones that our parents had in the "den"?

\Try not to step on the dandelions on your way off my lawn. I'm making salad later.
 
2013-04-15 10:55:05 PM  

elguerodiablo: jayhawk88: People laugh at me when I tell them within 5-10 years we'll all be carrying around 7-10" tablets everywhere for our daily computer use, at both home and the office, but we're headed there. Imagine something like this with more ubiquitous/faster wireless, all your stuff in the cloud, accessed via VPN, able to connect to/charge from a monitor-keyboard-mouse-induction charging pad station that are located virtually everywhere.

I don't think this growth stops until it settles more into the 10" range, perhaps even more like 11.5", assuming breakthroughs in power/heat continue to be made.

I'm already there.  It's pretty great.


Bullshiat. I won't be happy until everyone is toting around 32" like they were boomboxes from the 80s. History repeats itself.
 
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