Yesterday was a really hot day.
Exhausted and looking forward to an ice cold beer, I looked down at my phone as I took the final steps towards the gastropub where I had scheduled my last two meetings of the day.
An unusual thought caught me by surprise, “Boy, does my phone look stunning or what?!”
Never did I think I’d have these words to say about a Samsung phone, but today, I was basking in the sheer beauty of the shiny, new Galaxy S6 Edge.
It’s been a long time coming, but let’s back track a bit. While it’s been the dominant force in the smartphone industry for many years now, Samsung has never been famous for superior design. If we’re talking about adjectives – thin, light, innovative, and sturdy are some of the words journalists have thrown around. Pretty, maybe. But stunning? Not in a million years.Read More›
The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are Samsung’s most premium looking phones yet. Samsung ditches plastic and faux leather for glass and aluminum. Forget bezels, the S6 Edge’s display seemingly wraps around the phone, and is stunning. Specs-wise the phone gets only incremental improvements but comes with built-in fast wireless charging, a even better camera, and a new and improved fingerprint scanner that works! Check out my hands-on review.
Back in the early days of Apple, Steve Jobs often found himself on site visits at Sony’s headquarters in Japan. Jobs was fascinated with everything Sony and often took inspiration from the Japanese-tech giant, says journalist Nobuyuki Hayashi whose closely covered Sony for several decades.
Hayashi tells me, even Jobs’ now trademark black turtleneck, jeans, and sneakers are said to have been inspired by Sony’s assembly-line uniform.
At the pinnacle of its success, Sony was in many ways the inspiration for up and comer Apple.Read More›