[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.



   "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

Does anyone see a need for this?


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).

Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services

Things are only impossible until they're not.
      -- Jean-Luc Picard

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