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Old 09-17-2012, 12:19 PM   #1
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Despite a Slowdown, Smartphone Advances Are Still Ahead

Intersting article in nytimes today.


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Faster chips, bigger screens and speedier wireless Internet connections are among the refinements smartphone users can count on year after year in new models, most of them in familiar rectangular packages.
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But big innovations in smartphones are not a thing of the past. Incremental improvements can add up over a span of years, providing the computing horsepower to enable big advances in software. Breakthroughs in smartphone materials, software and even batteries could lead to substantial changes in how smartphones look and function in the years ahead.

I wonder when next burst will be seen. Talks about wearable devices, new materials that will allow new and different shapes, and new power technologies.

Finishes like this:

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The difference in smartphones from year to year may not seem spectacular as Apple and its competitors, like Google, Samsung, Microsoft and even Nokia, push their new smartphones forward a bit more every year, like marathoners trying with each race to better their personal bests by minutes. But the long arc of technological progress is.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/17/te...pagewanted=all
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