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Windows 7: Bombs away! Smartphone trends that crashed and burned

13 Jun 2013   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Bombs away! Smartphone trends that crashed and burned

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Smartphone makers try a lot of things to get people interested in their phones more than anyone else's. Over time, though, we've seen that risks of the wilder sort often result in spectacular failure, as all but the most niche or misled buyers hew to what they know, and ultimately prefer: predictable, and sometimes pedestrian, hardware features and software services.

Companies that followed these ill-fated trends get credit for trying, but not much else.
Read more at: Bombs away! Smartphone trends that crashed and burned - Bombs away! 6 smartphone trends that crashed and burned (pictures) - CNET Reviews
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13 Jun 2013   #2
indianacarnie

 

*sigh* Yes....... I'm a victim of the Wimax debacle.

Nice article, I don't go to cnet much anymore and had almost forgotten their articles. Thanks for posting this!
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13 Jun 2013   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I skipped all of it and went from an old flip phone to a Galaxy S II smartphone. What a great difference.
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13 Jun 2013   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Not sure what's up with HTC I saw a phone of theirs just last year and it was yucky and at&t was pushing it ?
Commercials were just showing a new model supposedly with good speakers but with the track record Pass
It's Android time for me/ After two years with a iphone 4 which is okay but gets buggier every ios update.
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13 Jun 2013   #5
ThrashZone

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I skipped all of it and went from an old flip phone to a Galaxy S II smartphone. What a great difference.
That's one of the ones I was contemplating with Verizon.
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