e shtunë, 25 gusht 2007
idea for an iPhone competitor
The iPhone is great because of its advances, its big multi-touch screen in particular. Competitors need to out-iPhone the iPhone to beat it. The screen should be stretched to 4.3". To mitigate the increase in the size of the device, you could make the occupy the whole front of the device, even more than the iPhone's screen does. While some may find that putting power-sucking screen behind your thumbs, at the edge of the device is pointless, it would serve two purposes. One: it would make the experience more immersive, like the light some TVs emit to match what's on the screen. Secondly, the edges of the screen on the sides also serve as a dedicated navigation area on sites where content doesn't stretch to the edge of the screen. Continuing with this concept of "dead space" at the edge of the screen, these margins could be the boundary between the page you're looking at and the previous one in history. You would swipe from left to right to go back a page, but if you wanted to open a new tab, you would swipe from right to left, which would bring up your most often-accessed sites. Put a power button on top. Give it 16 GBof flash memory. Connect to Sprint's 3G network by making an MVNO that buys minutes from them. Include Wi-Fi. Throw in GPS-connected GMaps. Create a Gecko-based browser compatible with Google Toolbar. Pare down the OS so it runs fast on a low-power processor, like the new AMD 1W processor. Have the device boot to iGoogle. Have Google subsidize the whole thing.