It's Not Just Candybar vs. Clamshell Any More

Over at InfoSync they’re discussing how people have deep-set preferences about the style of phone they use: whether it’s a clamshell or a candybar. One nitpick: he claims that the clamshell only became popular recently with Samsung’s push into the market, but I recall the Motorola Startac being the phone that people wanted back in the mid-90s and that was definitely a clamshell. Still, he points out that the handset makers are starting to expand outside of either category with the new spring loaded keypad that shoots out from under the phone and the other random experiments that come from out of nowhere. So, if you’re a clamshell or a candybar loyalist, it may be time to look around at your other options.

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