Black Slabs and Button Icons

The hardware of mobile phone design is boring. I’m not the the only one who says this. There’s nothing inspriing about the black slab – no matter how much folks want to decry that its some kind of common pancea for the form factor. Honestly, I think the black slab trend has been a cop out and a chance to trim costs while trying to make the facade that innovation in the interface is happening in the software. I don’t agree that much is happening there either. But, at least with the software side of things, there is something that we can point to and say “yea, that’s probably a better way to look at things.”

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