"Things the smartphone replaces"
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CNET Top 5
CNET Top 5
Things the smartphone replaces
DonÃ¯Â¿Â½t you pity that poor Luddite you know who is still carrying some dumb flip phone
telling you Ã¯Â¿Â½I donÃ¯Â¿Â½t need a smarpthone, I just wanna make calls.Ã¯Â¿Â½ Dumbass.
OK, thatÃ¯Â¿Â½s a
But smarpthones arenÃ¯Â¿Â½t really even about being phones.
with the Top 5 things the smarpthone places - not even including your home
land line -- based on a survey done in June 2011 by Prosper Mobile Insights.
many of these ring a bell with you.
#5 is the MP3 player.
Simple phones are generally crap or non-functional as
But smarphones are usually at least OK with their big color screens, touch
interfaces and plenty of and often expandable storage.
Now, you may find a smartphone
to bulky or delicate to sweat all over as your workour MP3 devices, but aside from that
you can see why an iPod is rapidly becoming old tech.
#4 is a personal planner.
Ugh, thank you smartpone for jamming a stake in the
heart of those hoary old Franklin Covey day planners with their bad pleather jacket that
matches your bad tassel loafers.
Of course, syncing calendars across various web
services and your smartphone can give you a stress disease, but at least you wonÃ¯Â¿Â½t die
clutching a little daybook.
#3 is the digital camera.
I donÃ¯Â¿Â½t recall the last time I used my point & shoot digital
Not even sure I know where it is.
For many people there just isnÃ¯Â¿Â½t a gap any
more between smartphone camera and a high end DSLR.
Smarpthone take high res
pictures and often HD video, and share it as well as GPS stamp it all in one little stealthy
No more of that tourist look.
Oh, if you want a great camera phone, check out my other recent Top 5 best camera
phones at top5.cnet.com
#2 is a GPS portable nav device.
52.3% ThereÃ¯Â¿Â½s decent to excellent TBT nav in any
recent smarpthones now.
A lot of people will object saying there are too many
compromises in screen size, power use and multitasking clumsiness with phone based
GPS but since most of us only use Nav once in a while -- I bet you know how to get to
work and back -- good is good enough.
Before we get to the #1 things the smarpthone killed -- can you guess -- here are some
other things it has knocked off farther down the list, including a disturbign 24% who got
rid of their computer for one.
LetÃ¯Â¿Â½s not go overboard here.
OK, the #1 people say their smarpthone put in the box to sell on eBay is...their alarm
I donÃ¯Â¿Â½t even know how to set mine any more.
Your phone is you
appointment, travel, To Do and home alarm device - why would have a separate one
that does nothing back wake you up once a day?
For more T5Ã¯Â¿Â½s like this go to top5.cnet.com.
I am Brian Cooley, thanks for watching.
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