If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy
James Madison (American 4th US President (1809-17), and one of the founding fathers of his country. 1751-1836)

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The "Just a phone..." argument

After reading the article "Samsung SGH-C140 is Just a Goddamn Phone, That's All" @ Gizmodo I really started thinking about all the phones that are out now and it occurred to me that maybe Samsung is onto something.

Don't get me wrong...I don't for an instance think that by Samsung making this phone that it will stop making all the other bloated phones they make, but to make a simple phone like this as an option is in fact a cool thing. Although I don't think this phone is an option in the U.S., which it should is really all you need in a phone. I can say from personal experience that having a web browser on my phone hasn't really served any purpose...sure it is the best thing you have seen for hte first week you have it...but the excitement is lost eventually. Most people who do find themselves in a situation when they NEED to surf...usually have access to a computer with a high speed connection, whether that be at work, home, school, or elsewhere.
The camera feature is cool on a phone, but on most phones the quality sucks, so I figure if it is worth taking a picture of...get a furkin' camera. Most camera's today can fit in your pocket and still take a remarkable pictures, as an example check this out. It is the Olympus FE-110 and with dimensions of "3.5" W x 2.5" H x 1.5" D (87.5mm x 62.5mm x 38.5mm)" how can you go wrong?

One of the other deals that gets me is the addictive things that kids, geeks, and most others tend to fall prey to. These things are the games, ring tones, wallpapers, and any other thing that you can "pay to play" with on the phones of today. These things are the coolest thing since Star Trek....that is...until you get the bill for these lovely little extras. Which leads us into the other realm...the bil...all this crap that they cram into the phone comes at a cost. Oh pay for the texts you pay for internet pay for just about everything...alot of folks pay for all this crap and never use it enough to justify the cost of such services.

In the end...give me a phone with an contacts list...and I am good. All that other crap can go the way of the Amiga.

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