If this device came out today—like, right now—I seriously wonder if it would have a better reception than when it originally hit the market. I mean, maybe not, because it’s still one of the larger devices around, but in the Android market, big phones have become the standard. And, for better or worse, they’re now a thing in Apple Land, meaning the phones 4 inches and under are no longer a thing.
And looking back, this device wasn’t just big for the sake of being big; it offered some neat perks (compared to other devices in the same family), that made it an enticing offer. I wonder if this company was scared off by the device’s initial reception, and won’t make a follow up. I imagine that won’t be the case, or maybe we’ll see something much more refined without the intimidating size.
If another device like this does hit the market, I’d challenge the company to put more focus into the device and push it beyond what we expect from big phones. Samsung essentially has that market cornered, but we know that the fight will definitely start heating up with Apple in play. Will this device’s successor (if one is being made) have something to say about that?
Last week’s Guess the Phone was the Samsung Galaxy Note.