[LINK] Dumb phone

Rick Welykochy rick at praxis.com.au
Thu Dec 1 15:02:10 EST 2011


Gentle Linkers,

I've often thought about a dumb phone, as opposed to a smart phone. And apparently
the concept is not that daft.

<http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=dumbphone>

Specifically,

   "This is a near-exhaustive list of smartphone OSes. If a phone doesn't use
    something on this list it is probably a dumbphone:

    * Android
    * Window Mobile
    * iPhone
    * Blackberry
    * Palm OS
    * Symbian"

I am hardly qualified to comment on the above. I would imagine that it would not
be too difficult to root and Android phone, and replace all the bloatware with
an open source "dumbOS" that guarantees that all your phone does is make phone
calls.

Does anyone see a need for this?

cheers
rickw


p.s. I like the idea of dumb phone, since all it does is phone. Nothing else. All
the other brain offloading tasks that smart phones perform are left to me and my
brain. Under my control. This has to be a Good Thing (TM).




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