It’s easy to get lost in the sea of Android news, updates, hands-on’s, and gadget releases that seemingly never stop. With the frenetic pace that mobile technology is advancing, it’s very difficult to slow down and look at the big picture. This is precisely why we’d like to pause for a while, and talk about the top smartphone trends that we observed at this year’s highly acclaimed Mobile World Congress. We’ve been up and running all this time, covering the latest events at MWC. But don’t you think now is the perfect time to get a bird’s eye view of the current smartphone trends? Let’s check them [...]
I’m sure HTC fans will remember this image. It’s the HTC 1 concept made a designer called Andrew Kim, who was obviously a big fan of HTC at the time, too. It got picked up by some major blogs, and became quite popular because it was a very interesting design compared to what was on the market in early 2010. It still does appeal, I believe, although it’s made a little outdated by its thickness. Even HTC doesn’t make phones that thick anymore, even though they’ve been lagging behind others in the past, when it comes to device thinness.Where to now, HTC?
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Asus is aware of the fact that they are trying to implement a paradigm shift in the realm of mobile technology. Unfortunately, change doesn’t happen overnight. That’s exactly the case with Asus. Perhaps you do remember the Asus Padfone, the half-tablet, half-smartphone that was first advertised last year. But it didn’t appeal much to us at first. After all, a phone that can be inserted into a tablet was unimaginable, and the thought of just didn’t make any sense.
What was certain though is the fact that it was something radical, cool and interesting, judging from the advert that Asus first revealed last year. But it took Asus to launch the [...]