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Old 09-10-2013, 12:12
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Fancy something a bit different? How does a curved screen sound?! Samsung have launched the Galaxy Round with a curved screen.

http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/8/48...phone-official
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:18
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didn't the nexus s have a curved screen (albeit vertically and not horizontally), so this is hardly a new concept.
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:36
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I really don't see what's so special about a curved screen.
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:38
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didn't the nexus s have a curved screen (albeit vertically and not horizontally), so this is hardly a new concept.
Yep. The Galaxy Nexus did as well, and the Nexus 4 has tapered glass edges.
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:49
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Yep. The Galaxy Nexus did as well, and the Nexus 4 has tapered glass edges.
As does the Nokia Lumia 800
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:51
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Yep. The Galaxy Nexus did as well, and the Nexus 4 has tapered glass edges.
we're talking about curved screens, not tapered edges.
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:51
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As does the Nokia Lumia 800
let's keep it to actual curved screens and not just tapered edges.
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:55
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What's the point in that? I wouldn't want a phone like that at all.
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:56
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So other than because they can - what is the point of a curved screen? Does it make viewing better?
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Old 09-10-2013, 13:20
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It just makes the phone look de-formed? Canít really see the point.
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Old 09-10-2013, 13:40
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we're talking about curved screens, not tapered edges.
The Galaxy Nexus has a curved screen actually, I'm well aware of the thread topic. The Nexus 4 also has a form of curved glass designed to facilitate swiping. It's fair obvious that these examples are relevant to the thread topic.
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Old 09-10-2013, 14:11
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The Galaxy Nexus has a curved screen actually, I'm well aware of the thread topic. The Nexus 4 also has a form of curved glass designed to facilitate swiping. It's fair obvious that these examples are relevant to the thread topic.
your message i quoted mentioned the nexus 4 with tapered edges, thus why i said let's keep it to actual curved screens.

having a nexus 4 myself i know all about its tapered edges, but it certainly does not have a curved screen.
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Old 09-10-2013, 14:57
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I think apple should sue! After all they invented the real curved phone first!

The iPhone 5, loads of videos and pics available showing bent phones lol
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Old 09-10-2013, 15:07
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I liked the example they gave in the web, which showed (for example) the time, or a message on the side edge of the phone. I could see that being of some use for when you put your phone down.

Would like to see what it actually looks like, but it seems it isn't destined for this country just yet.
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Old 09-10-2013, 15:42
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your message i quoted mentioned the nexus 4 with tapered edges, thus why i said let's keep it to actual curved screens.

having a nexus 4 myself i know all about its tapered edges, but it certainly does not have a curved screen.
The message you quoted also mentioned the Galaxy Nexus with Contour Display. A curved screen device.
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Old 09-10-2013, 15:51
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The message you quoted also mentioned the Galaxy Nexus with Contour Display. A curved screen device.
sigh... yes but you're message also included tapered edges, and i said lets stay away from tapered edges.

is that so difficult for you to grasp?
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Old 09-10-2013, 15:53
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I really don't see the point in this? Seems a novelty thing. I can see the reason why it would be useful on a watch as that could be shapped to wrap around the wrist, but for a mobile I just don't get it. One of the big TV manufacturers annouced a similar thing with a TV a while back and at the time all I could thing of what is the benefit of a slight curved TV?
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Old 09-10-2013, 15:56
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I really don't see the point in this? Seems a novelty thing. I can see the reason why it would be useful on a watch as that could be shapped to wrap around the wrist, but for a mobile I just don't get it. One of the big TV manufacturers annouced a similar thing with a TV a while back and at the time all I could thing of what is the benefit of a slight curved TV?
if anything it should be curved the vertically like the nexus s was, so that it fits your face.

having it curve horizontally doesn't make a lot of sense really.
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Old 09-10-2013, 16:23
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sigh... yes but you're message also included tapered edges, and i said lets stay away from tapered edges.

is that so difficult for you to grasp?
What I'm finding difficult is why you seem to be arguing such a non-point. The Nexus 4 is also relevant as it features curved glass (albeit at the edges) to enhance the usability of the device much like the Galaxy Round and Galaxy Nexus. It's as simple as that.
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Old 09-10-2013, 16:28
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As somebody said elsewhere, this being such a monster phone, a curved screen can help it to fit better into your pocket.
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Old 09-10-2013, 17:30
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It also fits better in your hand as i understand and maybe not applicable to the note size so much but can make larger screens more manageable with one hand.
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Old 09-10-2013, 17:40
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What I'm finding difficult is why you seem to be arguing such a non-point.
you're the one arguing it, not me.
i simply said lets keep it to devices that have a curved SCREEN. the nexus 4 does not have a curved SCREEN. the SCREEN is flat.
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Old 09-10-2013, 18:35
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you're the one arguing it, not me.
i simply said lets keep it to devices that have a curved SCREEN. the nexus 4 does not have a curved SCREEN. the SCREEN is flat.
Indeed!

If anyone has difficulty understanding what a curved screen is they can click the link I posted when I started the thread and see it.
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Old 09-10-2013, 18:43
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you're the one arguing it, not me.
i simply said lets keep it to devices that have a curved SCREEN. the nexus 4 does not have a curved SCREEN. the SCREEN is flat.
Why are you writing in capitals?

Clearly this has struck a nerve. I mentioned the Nexus 4 as a secondary example to demonstrate other implementations of enhancing the usability of a device through screen/glass designs.

I suspect I'm in the minority here of actually having owned a curved screen device, the Galaxy Nexus, so I actually have experience with curved screen devices. You seem to have omitted the fact that the Galaxy Nexus was my first example in this thread.
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Old 09-10-2013, 19:44
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I'm not sure what the argument is here - this new device from Samsung is the first mass produced device with a curved screen... the actual bit that emits the light is... curved.

The Galaxy Nexus also had a curved screen, but the Amoled display under the glass was resolutely flat - it was the glass that had the (very slight) curvature to it. Correct me if I'm wrong.

The Verge reviews are generally thorough and the curvature to the screen is simply mentioned in passing suggesting it was merely a cosmetic part of that design.

Sadly my contract was up before the nexus was launched so I never got my hands on one.
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