Reg Hardware Mobile Week Viewsonic focused on those with multiple mobile accounts this week, making an appearance at Mobiel World Congress (MWC) 2012 to reveal a collection of dual-Sim smartphones. One model bears a very similar moniker to Apple's popular handset, the 4S, so it's very possible that the Cupertino lawyers will …
Apple will probably only get anywhere suing over '4S' if this phone also turns out to be a disappointing anti-climax to what people thought Viewsonic were going to release as it would possibly be copying Apple's 4S too closely.
Plus there's a micro nuclear reactor design by Toshiba called a 4S, some clinical software called 4S-Dawn and a Porsche Carrera 911 4S, all of which, presumably, were less of a disappointment to people...
It did not bother Apple to bring out a music player called a Nano when Creative had a music player called a Nano that had been around for years. However, I have no doubt they will carry on when someone does it to them.
HTC, the iphone, Palm Pre. In that order.
Dual Sims - Good News
I don't really care about the perfs or the looks but it does have "dual sim cards" Isn't this the first reasonable smart phone to have them?
Correct me if I am wrong but I don't recall Apple, Samsung or HTC have any "dual sims" within the last year or so. ( Motorola rings a bell bit I can't remember why).
dual SIMs is useful, but...
But while essentially useful, dual SIMs isn't really that big of a trick to implement.
So I don't see why the only way to get dual SIMs should be in these obviously ho-hum, underspecced, somewhat clunky phones...
Whats the deal, Viewsonic? even Chinese el-cheapo outfits do equal or better than this.
Picked the wrong designs and the wrong manufacturing, or just hoping to make a mint from saving tons of cash on the cheesy hardware spec, while cramming it down the throats of those desperate for the 2 SIM function?
Samsung, can you please build us a decent phone with 2 SIMs, so we don't have to resort to this?
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