In the next 3 years we may see flexible unbreakable AMOLED screens to be used in mobile phones which are into development phase by samsung right now. you can bend it or you can even hammer it, its unbreakable.
Just Imagine how that can help the mobile phone companies which may go on innovating the form factors on their phones, example ball-shaped mobiles in the future.
I saw the video and I was really impressed.
andy burgin, 10 Aug 2010Years ago mobiles were just for calling an texting,an the screen size people were not bothered... moreWhat is so special about N95's "large screen" at 2.8" when Motorola released its A3100 in 2005 with 3.1" TOUCHSCREEN?
Not to mention about the A925/A6188, the latter was released in 2000.
Aw i still remember my nokia 6080 gosh when i got that it was virtually worshiped for it vga camera(imagine) and infra-red now that phone is considered crap wow .
I love this site you do a good job and i must confess every phone i bought (i have a policy of a phone for 2 years thou i really dont keep it) was researched on this site before purchase keep it up
Kot789, 10 Aug 2010So, the 3.5 mm connector is far from universal if I can't use any headset with any phone, if I... moreI hate to say this but you are acting quite close-minded...
You see "universal" does not mean every single phone out there has to support it....There are many models out there that do not have the 3.5mm standard.
No...Iphones are a very very small percentage of the total number of mobile phones and so their exclusion does not make any feature non-universal.
The other thing... Most 3rd party headphone (not headsets) for the iPhone work on all other 3.5mm phones. But most 3rd party headphones designed for other phones might not work for the Iphone.
And you said...."if two devices can't work together, the plug should not (physically) fit the socket. "
Exactly.....Apple is stupid!
Anonymous, 10 Aug 2010No, you are mistaken...
Yes headset standards of different manufacturers are different. Yet,... moreSo, the 3.5 mm connector is far from universal if I can't use any headset with any phone, if I can't use regular headphones with iPhone and as half the headsets on the market are designed and marketed for iPhone.
The worst thing is that a simple rule is broken - if two devices can't work together, the plug should not (physically) fit the socket.
Anonymous, 10 Aug 2010No, you are mistaken...
Yes headset standards of different manufacturers are different. Yet,... morei wanted to say the same thing...
guess iphone users dont know the meaning of the word universal :-(
100 Moto, 10 Aug 2010Good article overall, though why there seems to be so much emphasis on the 2 European brands? ... moreagree with you
Micro SD, although is not mentioned, was first used in Motorola E398.
3.5 mm audio jack, I think it was MotoROKR E2
but you know gsmArena is powered by Samsung, I doubt this article
No mention of cameras as a feature? Surely this has been a "key" feature on phones, certainly in recent times?
History is written by Nokia!!
What does Apple contribute? Facetime?...I mean only that word...not the actual video call as that was invented ages ago!
Kot789, 10 Aug 2010The universal 3.5 mm audio jack is not so universal. I've learned the hard way by buying a hea... moreNo, you are mistaken...
Yes headset standards of different manufacturers are different. Yet, all normal 3.5mm headphones work on all 3.5 mm jack mobile phones....Except the Iphone.
Like everything else....Apple wanted to be different on this and this is why you have this problem.
Any normal headphone will work perfectly with both Blackberry and Nokia....But might not work with Apple.
Nice article .. but why is there no write up on the cameras in mobiles?
How the age old VGA cameras are now led into the megapixel wars? the 5mp camera shootout wars ? the mobiles now capable of doing HD videos??
I know the evolution is yet to be completed as they still dont replace a good digital camera .. but guys with N8 and Satio on the case .. and lots more to come .. This is one other area that is worth mentioning every word ..
Am sure every other person clicks more with a mobile than a camera .. How mobiles have helped our lives in capturing memories .. come on guys .. this needs to be added ASAP ..
or am I the only one excited about a camera on a mobile phone?
Anonymous, 10 Aug 2010GSMArena have made mistake.Siemens phone was first with memory card.Me again.
Siemens SL45 was first phone with MP3 support and memory cards and java virtual machine.
Siemens was also first at some other stuff, look.
GSMArena have made mistake.Siemens phone was first with memory card.
my nokia 5510, the blue one with qwerty keypad got micro usb, 6mb for music and a radio even before ngage.