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Delivering on the total user experience… not knee jerk!

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Been playing with my wife iPhone for about two weeks now… and I must say, it has a fair bit of quirks on it and despite it being a pretty solid all in one devices (phone, pda-like capabilities, music & video, games and eventually 3rd party apps…), the basic phone function / expectation can really put you off sometimes!

Will do a simple review of the iPhone shortly…

Now, looking ahead, there’s another strong iPhone contender on the horizon and it’s from Sony. (It is a bit of old news and this has been out for many months…) Sony has some of the best hardware design for many segments but their software / programming has never been their strength. This time round, they are partnering with Microsoft on the OS for the upcoming Xperia… and I must say, it is a big risk to undertake.

On the youtube video or the commercial, the UI looks fabulous but as many of us know, those are demo / Home Screen UI stuff and not ACROSS the WHOLE UI design!!! That’s where it may falter if what Sony does is to have a skin on top of Windows Mobile 6.1 or later that will be running on the Experia but the underlying apps or UI across WM6.1 or later has not been customized!!! It will be disastrous and inconsistency will come in… pretty much like what HTC did with the TouchFlo add on to WM OS… It just fanciful but with no overall experience achieved. Microsoft better bucket up their UI for this version of WM that the Sony Xperia will be running on, else it would be another flop attempt to rush out something that seems cool but fails after the initial 5 mins with the devices. Another knee jerk reaction to iPhone…

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Click on the image above to go to the actual Sony site that will give you more info on the Xperia.

Speaking of the curve slider design… Hmmm… I shared with my wife on this last year after looking at some of the devices from HTC and not sure if I have written some blogs about it… It is exactly the same idea that the Sony Xperia have. But the fact of the matter is that, ‘layman’ design ideas pretty often comes from looking at something that we have NOW and taking a slightly different approach to ask what-else-could-we-have-done-better kind of questions and improve on it and thus one will find many similar ideas that came out around the same time… By virtue that many of us are looking at the CURRENT product line and working on the same improvement thoughts… I guess with a dedicated focus on research and design, like those design house (Frog Design comes to mind) one has to LOOK AHEAD 2-5 YEARS at what the design may be like and work on it NOW to lead the way…

Anyway… stay tune for the mini iPhone review…

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March 31, 2008 at 4:29 am

Best Ads from Ma Team… Presidential Campaign

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Go Ma! Go Taiwan… Rise from the ashes of corruption… Be what you were blessed to be. The sun awaits…

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March 20, 2008 at 4:11 pm

A bit old… but cool!!!

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Proud product from Taiwan!!! Hurray!!!

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March 10, 2008 at 10:03 am

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The Eee version 2

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This is worth getting!!! Bigger SSD Drive, 1 Gig RAM, bigger screen…. Question is, for how much more? Heard it is coming this month end…

One often forgotten feature of the Eee is that it can power up external display if need be since the Intel integrated chipset capable of doing that. 🙂

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March 5, 2008 at 4:15 am

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I want this too

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Tablet needed… We truly are blessed to live in a world where creativity / imagination is limitless… The children of this generation… lucky you!!!

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March 4, 2008 at 1:01 am

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