Smartphones; what am I missing?
Unless it’s video games, I’m not into technology so much. But obviously, smartphones are all the rage. However, unlike a lot of trends and other gimmicky things that come and go, smartphones are bigger than that. They are something revolutionary, which I believe have become a permanent tool of every day life, and will continue to evolve as such, and that, for a long time to come.
Problem with me is, I’m still in the mentality that a phone is something you use to call people or receive calls with, and not much more. I have a cell phone, which is one of those flip phones with a tiny screen. You can go online and take pictures, but frankly it’s really not worth it at all.
Still, I thought it was awesome when I got it. And I still like it. But it has dawned on me for the first time that well…I may have to upgrade. I buy calling cards for my phone, which when activated, add amounts of use time to your phone. I like it this way, it’s easy and convenient. But it’s getting harder and harder to find the cards, and my guess is that this will soon be abolished? Am I wrong, or is there still a market for old dinosaur phones?
I don’t see the point of going online on my phone, visiting Facebook and, forgive me, Fluther. Not while I’m out doing stuff. Plus I’m not interested in texting. On the other hand, taking (good) pictures and videos and stuff seems pretty cool. I mean, you can do that with a smartphone, instead of having to spring heavy money on a decent camera. That is, at least, for casual intent.
I’ve been thinking about getting one, but I’m not all that motivated to do so, really. Not when my phone, for the time being, is doing its job. So what am I missing? You have a smartphone? Does it rock? Or does it suck? What am I missing?