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    Why is it?

    The phones of today are larger than the phones of 10+ years ago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    The phones of today are larger than the phones of 10+ years ago?
    Screen size.




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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    Screen size.
    Yeah, I think that's the main reason too. Most people want a smart phone today and almost none of those people want one with a really small screen. The new phones are alot thinner than the old ones however.

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    I think it's because phone manufacturer's realise that people have big fingers and they are not suitable for texting, plus the rise of touch-screen as well.
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    Old phones had no screen or a 2' screen which was 320x240 LCD display at best with a small 12 digit number pad.
    The Xperia SP I am getting next week has a 720P display on a 4.3' screen and 8mp camera with flash.
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    Yeah you typically need a large screen to be able to use the touch technology effectively, an old sized screen would be useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    The phones of today are larger than the phones of 10+ years ago?
    Why are you even asking.

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    The actual first 'smartphone' to sell well (nokia 7650) was huge but had a smallish screen. 176 x144 res, 3mb of memory...them were the days lol.

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    I think they started getting to big. Samsung and others are even making phones like the Galaxy in a mini version 4 inch screen. Like the note, that thing is huge and I would never use it as a phone, more of a tablet.

    On a side note, what was everyone's first smartphone. Mine was the hero. I fell in love with android the first time I laid eyes on it and haven't looked back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisw26308 View Post
    I think they started getting to big. Samsung and others are even making phones like the Galaxy in a mini version 4 inch screen. Like the note, that thing is huge and I would never use it as a phone, more of a tablet.

    On a side note, what was everyone's first smartphone. Mine was the hero. I fell in love with android the first time I laid eyes on it and haven't looked back.

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    Orange SPV e100 was my first one, then I got a Sony Errikson p900. Then I got a 300 phone bill one month and the appeal of contract phones and yearly upgrades faded!

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    I think my first smart phone was the iPhone 4 haha, this was my first contract phone as well, waited until I was in permanent work before I could make monthly payments.

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