- 02-25-2007, 11:04 PM #26
- 02-26-2007, 09:55 PM #27
What people forget about the 8525: it's a mini-computer. It also can't be super thin with all those radios(at least not in 2007). Remember it has tri-band UMTS, quad-band GSM and EDGE, wifi, and BT radios. Plus the powerful processor. Touchscreen might also add to thickness. Not to mention the full keyboard. They may have been able to go a bit thinner but I bet not by much.
I have small and/or thin phones too. No touchscreen and/or no keyboard. No wifi either on some. Something gets sacrificed for the size. And if they do manage to make it with most of that but thin, battery life then suffers and no one is happy AGAIN! We b*&#h too much, LOL!
- 02-26-2007, 10:08 PM #28
- 02-27-2007, 11:25 AM #29
That's why until we get "fuel cells" or some revolutionary battery technology all of these "converged" devices are just trade offs.
Although any PDA device today can be a music/video player, I don't want to have to think about conserving for my phone or email which is more important, so I carry my Nano around instead. And since the iPhone doesn't stray too far from this I'm very interested to see how people actually end up using it.
Even the iPhone is too heavy for me now (4.8oz is not too far off from 6.2).
The Moto Q is 4.1 oz. which feels just right.
- 02-27-2007, 12:58 PM #30
How much? I DLed WM6 onto my 8525 late last night, set it up with all of my programs, and STILL brought my BJ to work today. Absolutely loving the form factor/usability. I never thought I would say that (give me another month lol)
- 02-27-2007, 01:55 PM #31
Getting back to the cost issue, I saw this just today:
STUDY: CONSUMERS NOT WILLING TO PAY $500 FOR IPHONE
Consumers aren't willing to pay what Apple may ask for
the iPhone, but if the price drops they'll switch their mobile
service to AT&T in order to get it, according to results of a survey
Full story here