Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Apr 2011 21:29 UTC
Legal Well. Raise your hands if you didn't see this one coming. Nobody is safe from Apple's and Microsoft's legal crusade against Android, not even Samsung, which supplies a lot of chips to Apple. Apple has sued Samsung for copying Cupertino's look and feel in various Samsung devices. This is about as surprising as the tides rolling in. Update: And Samsung's going to strike back. Hit 'm hard, Samsung. I don't like you anymore than any of these other patent trolls, but maybe we'll finally see it all crash and burn.
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Maybe i went backwards.
by judgen on Tue 19th Apr 2011 14:20 UTC
judgen
Member since:
2006-07-12

I sold my mobile phone a long while back and now i do not even miss it or any of the functions that i claimed that i needed found in cellphones. The phone-over-ip solution i have at home is sufficient for my calling needs. And it is actually uplifting not to be "reachable" all the time.
I did however have to get myself a watch, as i used to use the phone for that purpose before.
But hey, a nice watch with an awesome wristband is a beautiful accessory and fashion statement that is on the rise now, so it is all good.

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RE: Maybe i went backwards.
by umccullough on Tue 19th Apr 2011 20:23 in reply to "Maybe i went backwards."
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

And it is actually uplifting not to be "reachable" all the time.


Indeed - it's that aspect that prevents me from getting a cell phone again. Well, that, and the ridiculous waste of money every month to be "available".

I did however have to get myself a watch, as i used to use the phone for that purpose before.


I got over that too... whenever the time matters to me, I'm either in the car, at home, or at my desk - all of which have a clock. If I'm wandering around in public, I can always ask someone for the time (which usually induces them to pull out their cell phone and check it).

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RE: Maybe i went backwards.
by phoenix on Wed 20th Apr 2011 15:25 in reply to "Maybe i went backwards."
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

And it is actually uplifting not to be "reachable" all the time.


You know, just because the cell phone rings ... doesn't mean you have to answer it. ;) Same for text messages. ;)

I've had a cell phone for 10 years now, and it is very much a tool for *my* communications needs (as in outgoing), and not a tool for others to constantly nag me (incoming). ;)

It's all about perspective, and not letting our tools enslave us.

And for that reason (having connectivity and power for *my* uses) I can't wait for a good hardware-keyboard Android phone to come to Canada.

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