Best Smartphone Companion for Surface Devices

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  1. desertlap

    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    That's part of what I meant by conflicted. Again to use the bezel example, smaller bezels also led to improved palm rejection software which absolutely is beneficial. My point was more the "let s do that because everyone else is doing it" mentality that takes over.

    And to yet again use the bezel as a counter argument, there comes a point of unintended consequences. I have a good friend/peer that works in K12 education. One of the downsides they have observed with Apple's push for smaller bezels is that those models tend to get dropped more because of the way kids hold them. e.g instead of gripping with one hand and using touch with the other, the smaller bezels lead them to try to balance them by the back with the holding hand because they don't want to cover the screen.
     
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    Marty Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Ah, but did'ya ask the kids if they wanted more bezel?... :p ;)
     
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  3. desertlap

    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    BTW: Several years ago I was in Taiwan and there was a small company that demonstrated sort of what you are talking about. The back of the tablet was also touch sensitive but purely for the purposes of preventing false touch and/or palm rejection. The theory was similar to noise cancellation where microphones listen to a sound and the phones produce a 180 degree phase reversed sound where they essentially cancel each other out. I never did see a marketed product though.
     
  4. djas

    djas Graffiti User

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    Best Smartphone Companion for Surface Devices....

    .... is another tablet:

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    GTA8SP 2019. I am so glad to be back on a mini tablet AIO as a daily work carry (DWC):

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    Edit:

    The replaced Note 10.1 (2014) is now re-purposed to monitor duty permanently:


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  5. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Looks like BestBuy has the best Verizon deal so far at $1,250 for the 10+ 5G Note (Verizon's current deal is $1,299 but there is a trade in allowance which doesn't do me any good since I'm keeping my Note 5 as a backup). At least I think it does. What are Samsung credits and what are they good for? (I've really tried to figure it out from the website). Can I buy the wireless earpieces with them? I think they are offering $150 in credits. Delivery for Verizon's 5G model is August 30.

    @djas love the dual screen set up. Your keyboard on the S3 has seen better days.
     
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    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    If it's like the previous deals, the credit is usually pretty much good on anything in Samsungs online store.
     
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    djas Graffiti User

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    It sure does, hasn't it? What a faithful little machine that fella has been. After all these years, it is still going strong. The Type Cover needs some loving.... :)
     
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    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    So it looks like a swing and a miss from Lenovo with the new RAZR if the facts in this article are correct. Early adopters will buy in (almost) without regards to price, but they will expect top end specs too. $1500 seems to much just for the folding screen. e.g by having it be a mid range spec otherwise, you are in essence paying $1000 for the folding screen.

    https://www.androidauthority.com/motorola-razr-foldable-phone-price-release-date-1020643/
     
  9. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Well, there goes that option. If you are burning money, add 5 big ones and go with the Galaxy Fold and have a real chance and a flagship class device at least...
     
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    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    Sorry I'm catching up on this thread but they are still there running the teams -

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ralf-groene-33114b1/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/panos-panay-22b60ba9/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-bathiche-7773081/
     
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