Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 31st Oct 2005 09:42 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless According to recent news, global shipments of smartphones are up 75% in Q3 2005, with PDA-only handheld shipments falling 18% and converged devices more than doubled in volume. So, what are the tech-inclined OSNews readers are opting for? Come in and vote.
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None - for good reason
by on Mon 31st Oct 2005 14:05 UTC

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I voted none, because I recently turned off my cell phone for good. (It was a basic model, by the way.)

After reading accounts of US cell phone carriers being denied liability insurance in the wake of health concerns around cell usage, I opted not to expose myself to a risk that the insurance companies consider "uninsurable."

If the insurance companies don't want part of the action, that's enough to scare me --- it's like rats jumping off the ship.

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RE: None - for good reason
by zeos386sx on Mon 31st Oct 2005 18:06 in reply to "None - for good reason"
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2005-07-18

I opted not to expose myself to a risk that the insurance companies consider "uninsurable."

did you ever think that they find it uninsurable because there is no corolation between cell phone usage and health problems. in other words, maybe they fear that offering the insurance would cause claims to be made. even when the insurance company denies a claim it costs them money especialy when the courts get involved.

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