The phone is ugly. While it may have some advantages over the iPhone, it is definitely not hip. Good luck Motorola.
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"What are you lot techs or fashion girls? I'd take functions over form as long as it fits in my pocket, I want things that work not just look pretty. Fix the bugs not the icons!"
I think they should fix both and I think style and function go hand in hand.
This is a finger operated device, see the talk bubble? If I press outside the bubble but inside it's bounding rectangle, am I in or out of the icon? The design makes it ambiguous.
You see how styling it as a button, you also make it clear to the user what is inside and what is outside of the icon.
A good stylist is what Google needs for that device. I've seen it several times and thought 'yuck'.
I agree that it looks ugly, but I can't wait to end my iPhone contract and try a bit of Andriod. Maybe not this phone, but in 6-8 months something better is bound to come along. Things have come a long way since WM5, but I'm not sure it has always been in the right direction. iPhone may be the current sweetheart, but it'll never last.
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