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Computer in your pocket

September 17, 2009

With the iPhone the expectations people have for what can be done with a device in their pocket has changed.  It’s no longer a disconnected device for storing local information but a way to do all kinds of interesting things.  Now with Nokia releasing the N900 things are going to really hot up.

The one big problem is the screen size.  For calls, SMS, a few simple emails and the odd IM the relatively small size of these devices is perfect, but with functionality increasing the screen size is going to make them kludgeier to use.  So, we either face up to the fact that these devices will always compromise on interface and usability or we start to get use to carrying around larger devices.

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