1. jrbenson's Avatar
    Why are they called smart phones?

    My old 'dumb' phone could restrict calls not in my contacts be sent straight to voicemail.

    I could assign ringtones to groups or categories.

    Don't get me wrong, it does do some really cool stuff. But it seems like whenever I want to do something, you have to download an app and it cost $$$.

    The which looks to work best to restrict calls cost $50.

    Just wish they took your basic flip phone features and add to it...

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    01-20-10 10:42 AM
  2. bluz's Avatar
    my wish too.
    01-20-10 11:34 AM
  3. Gwyndon's Avatar
    My biggest complaint is how they are not user friendly. Every time I mention this everyone always says just give it a couple of weeks and you will be fine........

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    01-20-10 02:26 PM
  4. VDK's Avatar
    There a app on the home screen to restrict calls plus more and I know it isn't $50 lol. And you can assign ringtones and pictures to contacts.

    Then again, BBs aren't for everyone.

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    01-20-10 03:22 PM
  5. jrbenson's Avatar
    VDK, can you direct me to it?

    i've poked around and have not found it...
    01-20-10 11:32 PM
  6. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Smartphones are more about the other features than the phone. Basically doing things that would have required a PC.

    Email, Web browsing, viewing/editing Office documents, managing appointments, etc. are features that smartphones have that regular cellphones do not.

    The phone is the feature I use the least on my BlackBerry. I've used 725 MB of data in 6 days, but I've only talked for 10 minutes.
    01-20-10 11:37 PM
  7. R1cE's Avatar
    Smartphones by definition is a device that has a phone function, but also has a complex operating system that allows third party apps to be written and to be run.
    01-21-10 01:01 AM