But in exchange for cheap monthly rates you guys end up paying full cost for the phone though, right? If I recall it is the opposite of the US market... we get the phone at a cheap subsidized rate but end up paying a fortune for the monthly plan, especially data rates.Nokia E63, on the 3 network here in the UK. £13 a month for internet (1 gig a month?) and 300 minutes or calls within a month (swappable) facebook, twitter, msn and skype. I don't like touchscreens so the keypad is great for me.
I'm not sure I could get used to using a virtual keyboard like that.... I tend to be a keyboard smasher! Goes back to the days of using the old IBM & UniSys keyboards back in the day that were actually made out of metal and could take a beating.I used to have a Palm PPC and that was great for playing Bejewelled and reading ebooks on, even used it with an infra red keyboard at college to type notes up.
I was a Motorola RAZR user for a number of years before my current BlackBerry. The next phone will be a Droid 2.I like plain and simple, nothing fancy. I use a "switch-blade" type of cell phone.
Which begs the question; How much computering does someone need everyday? Its comical to see people shackled to their devices and stressing over them. I'm glad we don't have armed conflict in the states. Being oblivious to your surroundings makes you a great target. Perhaps that is what the powers that be want? Is there a population culling being prepared, Hahaha.Modern "smart phones" are essentially small compact form computers.
Yep, on that I'd agree. The trend for the newer generations seems to be narrowing their focus on their phones even when they are outside in settings where they should be paying attention.Being oblivious to your surroundings makes you a great target.
Did the phone companies pay for it? No, the citizens that pay taxes paid for it. Money that could have went into a community garden or funding for a free clinic. I call it all a misdirection to take people's focus away from life and things that are supposed to matter. Placate instant gratification and people won't look at how messed up are world actually is. If they don't look, why fix it?Stuff like this just makes me shake my head in disbelief... This city embedded traffic lights in the sidewalks so that smartphone users don’t have to look up