Originally Posted by Reality
I agree completely. I have yet to find a so-called "smartphone" that is revolutionary or impressive. The case styles are getting better,
(1) 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.
(2) 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.
[View Full Quote](3) 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.
(4) 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.
(1) Agree and disagree. Too large but they are computing devices now and the phone function is almost secondary. 10 + years ago it was a large phone and it was large because it had to be. Now they are large because they are computers.
(2) I hear ya. 2 laptops, 2 desktops, android tablet, ipad, itouch, ipod, android phone, flip razr2 - I too loved the original razr flip phone. Still do.
(3) Absolutely. It is NOT practical. No matter how much a ipad user will say, "I dont know how I ever survived without one" laughable. But the all in one is here and it is the future, ultimately.
(4) Again, If they did a major upgrad to the original razr I would get it again and use it primarily as as just a phone. My 2nd phone # is on a razr 2 flip phone STILL. People laugh but the call quality is awesome.
In summary, I will adjust to the size of the Sammy2. I actually dont run with the "its too big" crowd. For me it serves computing power for the purpose that I need - on the go.