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Old 06-03-2013   #81
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i dont need a smartphone.

but i just bought an old pda at the thrift store, a psion 5mx pro. and i would like a modern version of it.

a real, pocketable computer with a keyboard. where you can completely decide by yourself what to do or install on it, using ordinary batteries, and having a passiv lighted bw screen.
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Old 06-04-2013   #82
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I seriously suspect that when my current phone plan expires I'l go back to normal phone ... if they still exist that is!
They still exist, Nokia make extremely basic phones, or slightly basic phones. I decided to get a slightly basic model, one of the Asha models, and I really like it. Good battery life, simple to to use, a keyboard as well as touchscreen.

I've been through loads of smartphones, trying to find one I like, but I just don't like any of them really. I used to love palmtops, like PalmPilot, Psion, Newton etc. but the magic is not just gone in modern smartphones, it's buried 6 feet down with concrete poured on top.

I love my computers, but can't find any love for any of the modern smartphones.
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Old 06-04-2013   #83
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My most important iPhone apps are:

- ForumRunner
- Light Meter
- Maps
- WhatsUp (free messaging with my daughters overseas)

So yes. By now, it would be difficult to live without these. Or conversely, require schlepping around 2 additional devices, at least.

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Old 06-04-2013   #84
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I find them fun and helpful a lot of the time, my world wouldn't crumble if I had to go by without them though.

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Old 06-04-2013   #85
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I'm not, they are, I hate that in a device.
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Old 06-04-2013   #86
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I don't have a smart phone and don't need one. Just a normal phone will do, you know, the kind that you use to make and receive calls. Period.

Besides, what is so "smart" about a "smart phone" anyway ?

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My smartphone is mainly for connecting to RFF and also for looking at camera pr0n on Ebay. I hate it when people call and want to talk.
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My smartphone is mainly for connecting to RFF and also for looking at camera pr0n on Ebay. I hate it when people call and want to talk.
Put all incoming calls into the blacklist ;-)
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used ignore smartphone cameras, but recently started to think that best camera is the one thats in your hand. no regular camera can beat that.
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Old 06-04-2013   #90
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Why in the world would you NOT like your smartphone?

If you don't like the smartphone camera, don't use it, but holy smokes...we can now carry more stuff in our pocket than we used to have on PCs !!!

I love my cameras but I couldn't get through the day without my iphone!!!
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