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Would you go to a flip phone and a tablet?

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  1. bob60626

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    I've seen this discussed on a few websites. Would you consider ditching your smartphone for a competent flip phone and a tablet? Ideally the flipper would have Bluetooth, possibly a GPS, a cheap plan, and long battery life. Compact, easily replaced phone in your pocket, tablet in your bag or back pocket.


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    I wouldn't. Although I like my tablet, I would not want to have to carry it with me everywhere I go.
     
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    I agree, don't want to have to carry my tablet everywhere. :smokingsomb:
     
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    I can carry a phone around and not notice that I am carrying a phone. It sits snuggly in my holster and leaves my hands free. If I had to carry around a tablet, I'd notice the bulkiness of it as I would have to have some type of bulky case or I would have to dedicate at least one hand to hold it. I'd rather have one device that does pretty much what both a flip phone and tablet can do for the most part. The only thing my tablet has that my smartphone doesn't is a physical keyboard to make typing easier and a larger screen which in most cases isn't a big necessity when you want to be mobile.
     
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    Yep, I'd prefer the Padphone over your combo. There are times where I have to go places and NOT carry my tablet, but may need its capabilities.
     
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    I have a few smartphones and a few tablets (4G / Wifi), but nah, I wouldn't want to go without my smartphone.
     
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    Myself, never. Flip phones are absolutely annoying. And crappy. I would sooner have a smartphone and a tablet or a phablet on its own. I had a flip phone once. A Motorola Razr. You know, back when Razr was still a dumb phone, and not a smart phone. I hated it. I had a Blackberry Tour once. It is considered a smartphone. I hated it. I now have my Samsung Galaxy S II. I'm in my happy place. I'm eventually going to get the Nexus 10 as well. It may not be able to run some of my favorite PC apps (like Trimble SketchUp and Sibelius), but It would definitely be nice to have. So, no dumb phones/flip phones - tablet combo for me.
     
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    Hell no, personally i wouldnt!

    I like having the smartphone features with me in my pocket and enjoy the huge display on my S3, no way would i leave it for some 1.8inch QVGA screen flip dumbphone, not a chance. I actually use my Gs3 a lot more than my GTab10.1, and would rather get rid of the tablet if i had to. :)
     
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    maybe.. if the dumb phone could tether data for the tablet... on 4G speeds.
    but then i would have to carry a tablet .. which kind of kills the benefit of reducing bulk with the dumbphone.


    i can see a small smartphone (4" screen) with really great voice commands.. 10x siri. then free tether 4G data to a tablet.
     
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    I much rather have my smartphone and carry a laptop rather than have a dumb phone and a tablet. I rely on my smartphone's capabilities too much to downgrade.
     

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