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Amazon's June 18 Event: Smartphone Release Party?
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Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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6/5/2014 | 3:47:52 PM
Re: Bigger question
>What could ANY smartphone maker build into a device that would really, truly be a game changer?

Google's Project Tango. The ability to map spaces in 3D in real-time opens up many previously impractical or impossible applications. In a year or two, you'll see some really amazing apps, once developers learn what they can do with the hardware and once the hardware makes it into consumer phones.
Lorna Garey
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6/5/2014 | 1:43:20 PM
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Solar charger is great. I also thought about the ability to project a largish QWERTY keyboard onto a flat surface. Or the ability to connect to satellite Wi-Fi 24/7 no matter where I am on the planet. Or ...
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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6/5/2014 | 1:30:36 PM
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Solar charger? Origami-style display that folds out when you need bigger? They would be on wish lists but are unlikely to be in Amazon's design.
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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6/5/2014 | 11:16:36 AM
Bigger question
What could ANY smartphone maker build into a device that would really, truly be a game changer? One can get beautiful screen resolutions, good speed, rich app ecosystems. Heck, my HTC One even has decent speakers.

What's on your pie-in-the-sky wish list?


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