Metric Specs in the Database
Was just checking out the product page for the new Xooms, and I had was a little disappointed when I had to pull up a unit converter before I was able to be blown away by how thin and light they were.
Being a Canadian, I have grown accustomed to getting a devices dimensions in metric, that means millimeters for thickness and size, and grams for weight. When I see them in imperial, inches and pounds respectively, it just doesn't really mean anything to me.
I'm sure I'm not the only one in this situation, and I am positive that the Verge has, and will continue to have, a large readership base outside of the US, many of whom will likely want to be seeing metric specs for devices.
So while it might be a little too much to ask for you guys to pull out a unit converter every time you are writing a post or talking about something involving some sort of units, it would be nice to see metric units in the database. This could mean putting the metric units beside the imperial ones on the same line (just bracketed or something), or putting a setting in the user profile that would allow you to change whether the database showed imperial or metric units by default. To maximize the value of this site for those without an account, the first option would obviously be better.
I recently said somewhere that this database is the only one I've seen that seriously competes with the one on GSM Arena, which has been my go-to for a long time. At this point, the only major thing keeping me from entirely switching over to this database is that lack of metric units.
If anyone else agrees with me, and would also like to see metric units in the database, or if you have something else to add, or even disagree, leave a comment to let me and (hopefully) the Verge staff know.