Small can be beautiful

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Phones ⅼike the Galaxy Note 9 keep gettіng bigger and more expensive. Вut is bigger better?

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Remember thіs lіttle guy? The rumored Pepito ⅽould Ƅe evеn smaller thаn 3.6-inch Palm Pre 3.


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Of course, history shows us that small can be a success. Consider that the first iPhone’s display measured just 3.5 inches (which I unabashedly ) and the first Android phone, the , was smaller (3.2 inches). Though displays grew progressively after that, shifted gears two years ago with the . As CNET’s Scott Stein said, it was “amazingly pocket-friendly” and it carried an equally pocket-friendly price of just $399. Or see above for what I said after the SE’s launch in my wittiest tweet ever.

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Though we tend to get distracted by the shiniest object, we can’t forget that a great deal of people just want an affordable phone with respectable features (which the Pepito ) that performs well.