Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by darklide, Aug 22, 2010.
Are Smartphones a gimmick if so why and if not why?
voted no. with all the additional functionality it's hard to call them a gimmick. it may seem that way to people who dont need one but get one because its cool as they end up not using some of the advertised features (not just iPhone users)
Also quick question is the Htc Desire HSPA+ and will the Htc Desite HD be HSPA+?
No, smartphones are a sign of the times.
Smartphones are the next step in mobile computing. Laptops look less and less portable compared to them.
Gimmick? Hardly. Photography is a hobby of mine and I just got a Droid X. There's a web site, using Google Maps, that helps me find viewpoints for sunrise and sunset shots!! I can go from that to finding the nearest Chipotle! Gimmick? LMAO!
Well to be a gimmick it had to de some lie or deceit but these phone are true power house mini computer in the palm of your hand,you can't put a cheap basic flip phone in the same class but not all smart phone live up to all the hype,(palm pre and storm).
i can't even think of HOW they would be considered a gimmick. Gimmick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I have a smartphone cause it makes my life easier, has for years. Some people I suppose have them to be cool. They are not.
Smartphones are an extension of PDAs, which have been gaining in popularity since the first Palm Pilot in 1996. They are not a fad, but a growing utility in our society.
One person voted "yes". I want to know who and why???
my first smart phone was windows mobile.. yuck!! lol. so i took a shot with android and cant put it down. i can do all my normal daily things on it.
Featuures of smartphones can be gimmicky. But the phones themselves are not.
A better question would be: will most smartphone users really handle the power? Or will they they only use them as more expensive feature phones?
Yes; smartphones are NOT gimmicks for those who use and need the features they provide.
Not rely. I mean smart phones offer any means of communicating with other people a regular PC would, plus some degree of entertainment.
Everythings new still. It will probably be another 3 years before we have a Windows 7 feel to a smart-phone.
Garmin phones are gimmicks.
Windows 7 on a phone would be a gimmick. There are some people who would like to try to do that, just to show they can.
Probably a luddite who thinks cellphones are gimmicks also. Probably thinks you only need a landline, and that only drug dealers need cellphones... LOL
Its not a gimme, maybe it was back then, but now no. Many people have one. Even if it is still a gimmick, it wont be over the next few years.
If you only judge it by the advertisements/hype then maybe,but if you take the time to learn & take advantage of what all it can do for you then you realize they can enhance your life.If one word were used to describe it I would say possibility.
Please don't group the pre with the storm. The storm was a ridiculously over-hyped pos. The pre really wasn't all that over hyped and webOS still has features I would die to see in my new evo. I would never recommend the pre with all the android options out there but it wasn't a bad phone.
Smartphones are the logical progression of wireless technology.
Some apps/functions mmay be considered gimicky however functions such as:
-Mass storage and music playback
-iTunes/Amazon MP3 stores
-Social networking (Twitter, Facebook)
-Instant free messengers
-Good quality cameras
are far from gimiky
Were the original computers gimmicks? Wireless? HD TV? 3DTV? (OK, I'll give you that one)
Will nanoquantum computers be a gimmick?
No, smart phones are just part of the evolution of technology. If you think they might be because all of the things they can do, well we don't need mobile phones as a whole, we managed for hundreds of thousands of years without them just fine.
we also managed without proper sanitation, modern anti-biotics, modern medical techniques and cars.
saying we managed without mobile phones for 100s of years is silly
Smartphones are a great example of the evolution of mobile communications and computing. I've been using smartphones since before the category was created. Beginning with a BlackBerry for business, it became apparent early on, just how useful they are for my highly mobile lifestyle.
Today a smartphone is a regular part of my must have devices.