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Smart phones, gimmick or necessity?


Blackhat

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I do not understand the craze of the need for a smart phone.

I have a basic mobile phone with which I make & receive calls & text messages. It has other functions that I do not use. I am not fully aware of all that smart phones can do but are we being duped into thinking that we must have the latest technology even if we do not need it? These things must cost more than a basic phone and I imagine most of what they offer is available on your PC, laptop or digital camera which most people possess.

Can anyone really justify the absolute necessity for such a device? A few years ago we managed quite well with just calls & text.

If you have a smart phone can you tell me what benefit it gives you and does it justify the cost?

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SeiyaIkki

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It's true that we could live without many technologies, but I personally think that it is a bit different with smartphones... every time I see someone using a smartphone, they're minding their own business, not even acknowledging people around them... playing games, watching movies, checking email messages, etc.... I mean, I'm not saying you can't do it, but social interaction is a good thing...

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Pine Man

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'they're minding their own business'

That's a good idea;-)

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Forum Editor

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"social interaction is a good thing..."

It is, and that's exactly what you're doing when you send texts and check emails.

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