Ever feel like you don't have enough room in your life, let alone your handbag, for your technology anymore? When technology such as cell phones first arose, they were huge. We look back at these old phones now and laugh at them - so why is modern technology getting bigger again? When tech started to become more advanced in the early 2000s, the biggest trend was to see how small you could get your phone. This even become a joke that ran in mainstream media, such as in the movie Zoolander - with Ben Stiller's clueless character using a tiny cell phone. These days, it seems as though we have come full circle. The new iPhone 7 Plus comes in at a whopping 6.2 inches long by 3 inches wide. The iPhone 4, on the other hand, was only 4.5 inches long by 2.31 inches across. Therefore, we can see how technology has grown (quite literally) in just a few years. But what can you do if you're not in for this new maximum size fashion amongst technology? Thankfully, there are a number of smaller products on the market that have been developed with practicality first in mind.
Many people originally bought their tablets to act as a hybrid between their cell phones and their laptops. But now, with laptops getting smaller and phones getting bigger, it's like that line has been slightly blurred. A good tablet should be one you can carry around on your person without it being too much effort. With that in mind, many companies have shunned larger tablets for much more compact ones. You wouldn't normally think of Dell as a brand to go to for a tablet, but they have produced the Venue 8 7000, one of the sleekest mini tablets of 2016. There is also the classic iPad mini and the Samsung Galaxy Tab is great for those who already love the phone version.
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