The 12 Cellphones That Changed Our World Forever | Wired
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the cell phone, Wired goes through 12 groundbreaking mobile devices. One thing that strikes me when seeing this and other posts covering the cell phone time line, is that it’s not just Apple that has gone stale in terms of hardware form factor innovation.
After the introduction of the iPhone, the industry, and we users, just settled for the big touchscreen slab. Now, there’s just different screen sizes and more or less bezel. And until Google Now, Siri and other alternative data input methods get reliable enough, I think we’re stuck. But if the emerging wearable tech trend takes off, it will speed up the improvement of the quality and reliability of voice input rapidly. Which in turn will spur form factor innovation even further. Looking forward to it.