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  1. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Took me a while but I did the math and the answer is ...I'll see all you boys and girls soon on the imore and android central forums.
    Not!
    Maybe CrackBerry.
    prasath1234 likes this.
    04-15-2015 07:55 AM
  2. fatclue_98's Avatar
    if apps dont define a smart phone, then what is the point of app numbers.
    Uh, marketing?
    oviedofreak82 likes this.
    04-15-2015 07:55 AM
  3. Spectrum90's Avatar
    I beg to differ. When you really stop and analyze it, the iPhone is nothing but an app launcher.

    Let me explain before I get skewered.

    To me, the definition of a smartphone is what it was a decade ago when they became the new norm: the marriage of a cell phone and a PDA. The Palm Tungstens of the time allowed mobile pros to bang out emails, set up meetings in their calendars, edit Office documents, etc. Then you would sync all your tasks with your PC and send to whomever OR, use your phone as modem (PAM) and send from anywhere.Smartphones were developed to carry just one device.

    As a stand-alone device, the iPhone is useless without an internet connection. There's no file manager to store your info. There's no place to save your edited docs since the apps are internet-dependent. You can't even save your work to external storage because Apple has never seen fit to grace their devices with SD storage. Heck, you can't even do a bluetooth file transfer to a PC because Apple devices only do BT FTP with other iOS devices. Can't save your files via USB to your computer because iOS doesn't support USB Mass Storage. No can do with NFC either.

    So you see, apps aren't what defines a smartphone. Take away internet connectivity and what can you do with your device? With WP, a heck of a lot more than with iOS and about the same as Android.
    You're trapped in the 90s-100s. Nowadays internet is everything.
    Kevin Rush and etad putta like this.
    04-15-2015 08:09 AM
  4. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    You're trapped in the 90s-100s. Nowadays internet is everything.
    The internet is not everywhere, consistent and constant. It isn't always fast and cheap. It isn't always free.

    The people who think the internet is everything, everywhere and cheap are cloistered.

    To do "real work" on-demand, at anytime needed, it must be possible to work without the internet and sync to it when you can. Internet dependant Apps can not do this work.
    noersetiawan and fatclue_98 like this.
    04-15-2015 08:31 AM
  5. etad putta's Avatar
    Not!
    Maybe CrackBerry.
    You are running out of options my friend.
    04-15-2015 08:38 AM
  6. etad putta's Avatar
    The internet is not everywhere, consistent and constant. It isn't always fast and cheap. It isn't always free.

    The people who think the internet is everything, everywhere and cheap are cloistered.

    To do "real work" on-demand, at anytime needed, it must be possible to work without the internet and sync to it when you can. Internet dependant Apps can not do this work.
    But by percentages that area is small and growing smaller each day.
    04-15-2015 08:40 AM
  7. Spectrum90's Avatar
    The internet is not everywhere, consistent and constant. It isn't always fast and cheap. It isn't always free.
    Electricity neither.


    The people who think the internet is everything, everywhere and cheap are cloistered.

    To do "real work" on-demand, at anytime needed, it must be possible to work without the internet and sync to it when you can. Internet dependant Apps can not do this work.
    It's more efficient to do "real work" connected, with access to all the data, and in collaboration with coworkers.
    Although, in all the platforms is possible to provide offline capabilities to improve suboptimal situations.
    04-15-2015 08:43 AM
  8. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Those who think the internet is everywhere have never worked inside a hospital. Have never worked on a construction site of any type. Have never worked in an underground facility. Have never worked near a utility company and certainly have never been in a rural area.
    04-15-2015 11:20 AM
  9. fatclue_98's Avatar
    You are running out of options my friend.
    Please explain. Don't give me the "BlackBerry's dead" excuse, it's older than dirt. Tell me how my device will cease to function if BlackBerry were to miraculously disappear off the face of the Earth tomorrow. I have a 10 year-old iPAQ sitting in my drawer that functions the same exact way today as it did when it was released. As I mentioned in an earlier post, a smartphone is a measure of how it functions as a stand-alone device. To that end, webOS is clinically dead and Legacy BB OS7 is on life support since few carriers offer BIS.
    920Walker likes this.
    04-15-2015 11:28 AM
  10. Jazmac's Avatar
    Those who think the internet is everywhere have never worked inside a hospital. Have never worked on a construction site of any type. Have never worked in an underground facility. Have never worked near a utility company and certainly have never been in a rural area.
    Or worked in the Las Vegas Strip casino.
    fatclue_98 and ALpHa.Q.RoUgH like this.
    04-15-2015 11:30 AM
  11. hotphil's Avatar
    Please explain. Don't give me the "BlackBerry's dead" excuse, it's older than dirt. Tell me how my device will cease to function if BlackBerry were to miraculously disappear off the face of the Earth tomorrow. I have a 10 year-old iPAQ sitting in my drawer that functions the same exact way today as it did when it was released. As I mentioned in an earlier post, a smartphone is a measure of how it functions as a stand-alone device. To that end, webOS is clinically dead and Legacy BB OS7 is on life support since few carriers offer BIS.
    Ahhh iPaqs. Fond memories :)
    Good times!
    They were "i" before it was cool to be i.
    04-15-2015 11:34 AM
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