Originally Posted by REDVOLUTION
I hope you are right.
Since the advent of the "smartphone" they have all been rather unimpressive.
You know what I mean. When you get passed all the buzzwords and marketing-speak. If you really look into what they have been pedaling its be lackluster to say the least.
I agree completely. I have yet to find a so-called "smartphone" that is revolutionary or impressive. The case styles are getting better, but now they are getting too large to be used as phone which is just as bad as 10 years ago when they started getting too small to be used as a phone.
I personally use two laptops, a desktop and an iPad nearly every day. For my phone, I have an old flip-phone that works great as a phone which is what I want from a phone. I understand the desire to create all-in-one devices but history has shown all-in-one devices rarely succeed when it comes to replacing the other devices. Yes, it's nice to use a smartphone to search the net while you are out, but any serious searching is much easier to do from a laptop/desktop keyboard.
As much as I love my iPad, I don't want to write an article on it even with a wireless keyboard. As much as I love my gaming laptop, I would much rather play games on my desktop. A smartphone as a computer is only handy when 1) you are away from a real computer and need something right then or 2) you are bored and need a toy to entertain you for a while.
I prefer the smaller size of a flip-phone and the larger size of a tablet device over a single device that is too large for a phone and too small for a computer.