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CES2020: Cyrcle Phone is round and has 2 headphone jacks

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  1. [2]
    VoidOutput
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    What is that Android 1.6 looking search widget doing on the home screen?

    What is that Android 1.6 looking search widget doing on the home screen?

    5 votes
    1. Keegan
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      I believe it's from the AOSP launcher. I've seen it a few times on custom ROMs.

      I believe it's from the AOSP launcher. I've seen it a few times on custom ROMs.

      4 votes
  2. Algernon_Asimov
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    I love seeing any phone that isn't just a rectangular slab of glass. They are all so very same-same and boring. So snaps to the inventor for that! And, I love that the inventor got her name into...

    I love seeing any phone that isn't just a rectangular slab of glass. They are all so very same-same and boring. So snaps to the inventor for that!

    And, I love that the inventor got her name into the product name: Christina Cyr made the Cyrcle Phone. That's almost as clever as the design itself. :)

    4 votes
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    rogue_cricket
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    I think it is an interesting idea just from an exploratory standpoint. When you think about how you hold a smartphone and where your thumb goes, you do have a kind of natural radius or curve. I...

    I think it is an interesting idea just from an exploratory standpoint. When you think about how you hold a smartphone and where your thumb goes, you do have a kind of natural radius or curve. I also think if you had things built that were intended to be displayed in a circular resolution it could be pretty cool.

    I'd get one as a curiousity depending on price! But my instinct is that it'd be too pricey for what I'd basically use as a toy.

    3 votes
    1. MimicSquid
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      My thumb does inscribe a curve, but that would be better supported by a phone shaped like a boomerang than one shaped like a circle.

      My thumb does inscribe a curve, but that would be better supported by a phone shaped like a boomerang than one shaped like a circle.

      2 votes
    2. Moonchild
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      I don't know as I agree. #1, using your phone with your thumb isn't a great idea anyway, but #2 I think there's value in having a display which is larger than you can touch; that way, you can be...

      I don't know as I agree. #1, using your phone with your thumb isn't a great idea anyway, but #2 I think there's value in having a display which is larger than you can touch; that way, you can be manipulating and viewing content at the same time.

      2 votes
  4. freestylesno
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    I like seeing innovation and trying to get out of this rectangular world. But this isn't it. Granted I see a niche market for this.

    I like seeing innovation and trying to get out of this rectangular world. But this isn't it. Granted I see a niche market for this.

    1 vote