Padfone ... had one of those - (Padfone 2). Great concept, but not really good execution. Software is crap, updates stopped soon after release (PF2 was never intended to get even 1 new version of Android, but us owners somehow managed to pressure ASUS into releasing KitKat for it). System stability wasn't perfect and there was pretty much no community development (complex software, very niche device) so we were stuck with a quite bad stock ROM.
Mine died after about 3 years. Managed to resurrect it (had to open it and physically remove "unremovable" battery as it did not react to 30sec button presses or anything), now it's a backup tablet somewhere.
Luxor, 24 Dec 2017The stupid notch will definitely died off. Put that in the list.Once it actually dies off, yeah, I think it should DEFINITELY be added to this list. The other features at least tried to do something, but the notch is just vacuous through and through.
Nokia N8 and 808 not only have xenon flash and ND filter, they also have FM transmitter and HDMI out AND RCA video out through the 3.5mm jack.. The very definition of everything but the kitchen sink.. Back then the so-called ancient 3.5mm jack served multiple duties not unlike usb of today.. Lets count - they were used as analog stereo output, microphone in, volume control, call answer key, RCA video out, FM antenna cum mini stylus, and even selfie flash.. 3.5mm jack is smarter than it looks.. On the other hand this article failed to mention IrDA which enabled Infra red data transfer, transform the phone into a modem for laptops, and use the phone as a universal Infra red remote control(Psiloc remote control anyone? :P
Luxor, 24 Dec 2017The stupid notch will definitely died off. Put that in the list.Not sure about this. Phones get more and more crippled and idiotic, so mostly good features die off, while everything idiotic is adopted and forced on us without much hesitation.
Stupid led flash.
And why the change of tone? Last time you said that the ship for removable batteries sailed away.
Did I miss an Earth shattering event or something?
Nokia had a screen that you could use with normal gloves, that's a shame it went away. Samsung emulated it and then dropped that feature too.
Anonymous, 24 Dec 2017did you forget the Motorola laptop dock.No. The PadFones came after the Moto Atrix and are similar enough (we listed only the last phones to sport a feature).
The stupid notch will definitely died off. Put that in the list.