How big will screen size get?

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    What is next in large screen size and how far will it go?
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    For phones or Android devices in general?
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    I think we are seeing it in both camps: tablet and phones.
    Tablets: around 10 inches.
    Phones: around 4 1/2.

    What? You want a 17" tablet? lol
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    Phone screen size
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    So you don't think phone screen size will get any bigger?
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    How much bigger can it get before the device is to big to carry in your pocket.

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    5" like the Dell Streak. perfect size for me
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    not really. just saw it in best buy one day. i was envious on the screen size
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    Streak to big for me.
    And to small for a taglet. Which would explain the lousy sales numbers.

    DroidX is to big for me as a phone. But that it the largest I would personally go.
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    Agreed. Played with a Streak at BB. Nice screen size, but only if I don't have to carry it. It is in no man's land. As you said, too big for a phone and too small for a tablet. I think that 4.0" is the perfect compromise for a phone. Just a little bigger than my Droid. I think the 4.3" phones are too big. I'm hoping for a 4" screen on the Droid 3. If I did get one that was 4.3" then I would at least want it to be qHD.
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    +1 my d2g's screen is the perfect size for me. Kinda hard to keep anything bigger in a pocket without it feeling weird.

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    Edge to edge screens would allow handset makers to add in the neighborhood of 0.25" to 0.5" to the screen size with zero impact on total phone footprint.

    I could see something like 4.5" becoming standard if improvements were made in this area. Give it a year or two ;)

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    completely agree here.
    IMO, the DX is about as big as i would want in a future phone. however if they could shrink the bezel down to a mm or 2, we could squeeze a 4.5" screen in there....make it qHD or even 720HD, and i would drool all over it.

    after having the 4.3" DX for the past few months, i cannot see myself going under 4" ever again.
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    I have a DX and wouldn't want anything smaller. It is unusual for me to talk on the phone more than 15 min. a mo. I would like a larger screen, the only thing is how do you carry it and when you do use the phone how do you use anything much bigger. I guess you could carry it in a case and use a bluetooth, but I hate those things sticking out the ear. Maybe a small tablet with a phone in it
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    I got out my measuring tape and measured my Droid X. Without changing the aspect ratio, it looks like a 4.7" screen with no increase in overall phone size would be a chip shot if the bezel was reduced to 1-2mm.

    This pretty much tells me everything I need to know as far as the high end of future screen sizes. It also tells me that smaller phones might scale up from 3.7" to 4.0"+ sizes without any overall size penalty as well sometime in the future.

    4.7" qHD in the footprint of a Droid X would be absolutely rad. :icon_ banana: