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Well with my smart phone, HTC one, I can do everything a tablet/laptop could do for the most part.

Watch videos, listen to music, open/edit pdf/office files, surf the web. There really isn't a need for a laptop/tablet imo if you have a good smartphone. Add to that it only cost $199 and its not a bad deal.

And I'm not sure what you mean by the prices are nuts. $200 isn't bad for an all-in-one device. If you buy a $200 laptop it is going to be a piece of crap.

Is that with a contract? Because it retails for 600$.
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I'm always kind of surprised how many people on this forum aren't into phones or mobile devices. I mean it is a tech nerd forum after all.

OCN has traditionally been a performance computing forum, mobile stuff for the most of us is something to use, not something we obsess over, not our hobby.

I had a 7 year old Samsung dumb phone before I bought my HTC One. Just goes to show, when it's about phones at least I tend to buy when I need a new one. Desktop hardware on the other hand I buy when I want a new toy.
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Well with my smart phone, HTC one, I can do everything a tablet/laptop could do for the most part.

Watch videos, listen to music, open/edit pdf/office files, surf the web. There really isn't a need for a laptop/tablet imo if you have a good smartphone. Add to that it only cost $199 and its not a bad deal.

And I'm not sure what you mean by the prices are nuts. $200 isn't bad for an all-in-one device. If you buy a $200 laptop it is going to be a piece of crap.

Except that doing anything on a phone will take 10 times as long compared to a laptop.... But other than that yeah, smartphones are pretty handy.

$200 though? Contract or something?

I paid the full MSRP for my One here; 649€.
 
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Well I was just looking at phones and where a non contract phone was going for $500+ and I could not see a reason. I decided to go with a new service and low and behold a all in one Data plan was cheaper than a phone plan. I went with Tmobile because well i am cheap and it cost me $45 a month. I got a Windows phone the 521 and it seems nice and the GPS in it is better than my tomtom that I have had for a minute.

I guess it is just since I do acquisitions for all these people here I got them IPHONE5s thought the company and now they are having more issues with the Iphones than we did with blackberries. I did not upgrade because my blackberry gets 4-5 days of battery and the iphones maybe a day.
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$200 though? Contract or something?

I paid the full MSRP for my One here; 649€.

Yeah it's with a 2 year contract. I'm not sure why you would buy it without one and pay the full msrp.

You have to have a company to provide you with your cell service or you can't use your phone lol........and I'm not going to waste my time trying to jump from cell company to cell company.
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