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Old 06-25-2007, 05:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Cell phone stupiditiy ... or what ... ?

I'm just wondering, does anyone see any logic to this?

After how many years of the phones being around - contacts are still limited to internal memory and 3-500 contacts (for the most part).

But then these contacts don't have fields for many common things - addresses, for example.

You can buy a full PDA phone and get these features, but why have the fancy MP3/camera phones avoided such an easy fix/feature that would make them desired by more then a few people.
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Probberly because they are down as "Multimedia Phones" and they have used up all the possiable memory on what they think people will like best.

MUSIC, VIDEOS AND IMAGES!
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Old 06-26-2007, 02:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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But, but! I do like the idea of having everything in one package - my phone, contacts, calendar/to-do, and media player...but I really don't want the integrated keyboard like the PDAs come with, nor the $25+ "data plans" that you have to get with them...
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Ahh well... life goes on Vormund !
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Yep, the day we write open-source phone software... That'll be nice.
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Old 06-26-2007, 06:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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There is such a phone that is suppose to be coming out in 2008 but i forgot the link i will post it if i find it.

It is also suppose to use linux






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Openmoko.org Portal Site
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There is such a phone that is suppose to be coming out in 2008 but i forgot the link i will post it if i find it.

It is also suppose to use linux

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Wow, that sounds awesome! Thanks for da' link/info!
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Tkey is correct. It's called target demographic.
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Tkey is correct. It's called target demographic.
Maybe, but it also is a considerable lack of intellect among the industry - I mean, think of the complexity of adding a field or two of text... yeah, that'd be difficult. :snob:
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Why thankyou :> not very often i hear Tkey is correct...
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