Let me just jump right out and say it. When it comes to most computer related technology devices, size doesn’t really matter to me. I think smaller is cool and impressive with just how much they can fit into a small package, but I don’t have to continually change devices to keep getting smaller.
One of the things that I’m regularly experiencing is that I get teased about the size of my phone. I have been using a PPC-6700 with Sprint for the last three years or so now. I have credit to get a new phone and have no real desire to change devices.
My wife has a Palm Centro and she’s the one that regularly teases me about my phone. I decided to find out what’s the real difference between phones. Below is a comparison of a couple of phones that I found on the PhoneScoop website and reviewed on EveryJoe.
|Model||PPC-6700||Treo 700W||Palm Centro||iPhone 3GS|
|Weight||6.07/172 oz/g||6.0/170 oz/g||4.2/119 oz/g||4.76/135 oz/g|
The challenge I get is that my phone “looks” larger than it is because it’s a square block. Unlike the other devices above which have tapered edges that make them appear smaller. The trade-off in my mind is that I have a huge screen and full-slide-out keyboard. The only real difference in size of all these phones is the weight, and the difference is about 2 oz. Sorry folks, but that’s not going to strain my back.
I’ll take the two ounces in exchange for the features I have that my wife doesn’t and the size of screen I have to use with the full keyboard. The size doesn’t really matter to me.