Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell is a prolific blogger and IT enthusiast and has kindly allowed us to reproduce his popular weekly IT Talk column first published in the Solihull News. Dave is also CEO of Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN which play a key role in providing strategic support to Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector. Dave has extensive experience in the IT sector, with roles including IT Director with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.
Smartphones, Tech News 10th March 2015 2239

Samsung Hopes New Phone Has Lots Of S6 AppealSamsung

Samsung has been the most successful mobile phone company of this decade, clocking up more than a quarter of all worldwide sales and shifting twice as many phones as second-placed Apple.
It was sales slide with the S5, though. So, having launched its new S6 this week, a lot rides on the new flagship model.
The S6 will actually hit the shops on April 10 and is already subject to a huge level of hype, not least about it having a curved screen.
Well, actually, it doesn’t. The S6 itself has a standard flat screen. The deluxe model, the S6 Edge, has a screen with a bend in it, also forming one edge of the phone.
It is not curved in the manner of Samsung’s swanky new TVs.
A 5.1-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel screen at 577 pixels per inch rather knocks the latest iPhone’s 4.7 inch, 750 x 1334 pixels per inch into touch.
The pundits at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where the S6 was launched on Sunday are impressed.
They also reckon that the failing of the Touch-Wiz user interface, which dogged the S5, have been largely addressed and along with Android Lollipop – it provides a good operating environment.
The glass edge, though, gets mixed reviews and looks more of a gimmick than a true innovation.
Amongst its few functions, this thin strip of glass is used to display the time and weather.
It also allows you to assign colours to key contacts and lights up with assigned colour when they get in touch and the phone is faced down.
Yes, we were all waiting for that, weren’t we?

Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell is a prolific blogger and IT enthusiast and has kindly allowed us to reproduce his popular weekly IT Talk column first published in the Solihull News. Dave is also CEO of Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN which play a key role in providing strategic support to Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector. Dave has extensive experience in the IT sector, with roles including IT Director with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.

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