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Yeah, checking your email, looking up directions/phone numbers, getting online maps, checking the weather and traffic... Who cares about those things right?
Email: Home PC
Directions: PC / Car's GPS
Phone Numbers: PC
Weather: PC / Window

I guess my monthly phone bill will a lot less than all of yours
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windows mobile device.... WMD
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haha nicee. i see what you did there.. with the WMD.

I personally dont have GPS, but my phone takes care of that wonderfully. And when you need to always be up to date w/ your email, having it on your phone helps tremendously. If you dont use it for business, then of course.. who cares. This doesn't apply to you. It must be obvious that email / directions / weather (even entertainment) in a small device is very useful to a professional, whether they travel a lot or not.
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Yeah, checking your email, looking up directions/phone numbers, getting online maps, checking the weather and traffic... Who cares about those things right?
Are you really away from a computer for that long that you need to check your email on the go? You must be important, wow. I keep my phone numbers in my phone, and GPS works great for directions. Last time I checked, windows are translucent, and you can tell the weather by "looking" through them. For traffic you could use the same method as finding out about the weather (crazy right?) or you could turn on the radio and listen to the report.
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Email: Home PC
Directions: PC / Car's GPS
Phone Numbers: PC
Weather: PC / Window

I guess my monthly phone bill will a lot less than all of yours
im simply love how you seem to love to justify all the alternatives to having it on a cell phone

1 directions ----well..yes we can use it on a PC...but what if you're like me, and you wanna get directions from one place to another, or you simply want to find out how's traffic on a particular highway/route? sorry, but you're PC isn't going to do that on the go...and lots of people like me, dont have GPS in their vehicle. I have a honda s2000 and its not even an OPTION from the factory...if i wanted it, i'd have to spend upwards of $1500 in my car to get it. looks like having it on my phone is a def plus...
2) phone numbers/businesses ---- i guess you've never been out w/ some friends and wondered when panda express closes (happened last nite). you could call 411 for what is it not, like $3-$4 dollars a call, or simply look it up quickly w/ the net on the go.

looks like getting my phone rather than having gps installed in my car has been a money saver in itself. 125 for phone vs about 1800 for a comparable gps unit. i'll stick w/ paying a lil more for data per month, i think it'll end up catching up to me in about 3.5 years @ an extra 40 per month for my package...
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im simply love how you seem to love to justify all the alternatives to having it on a cell phone

1 directions ----well..yes we can use it on a PC...but what if you're like me, and you wanna get directions from one place to another, or you simply want to find out how's traffic on a particular highway/route? sorry, but you're PC isn't going to do that on the go...and lots of people like me, dont have GPS in their vehicle. I have a honda s2000 and its not even an OPTION from the factory...if i wanted it, i'd have to spend upwards of $1500 in my car to get it. looks like having it on my phone is a def plus...
2) phone numbers/businesses ---- i guess you've never been out w/ some friends and wondered when panda express closes (happened last nite). you could call 411 for what is it not, like $3-$4 dollars a call, or simply look it up quickly w/ the net on the go.

looks like getting my phone rather than having gps installed in my car has been a money saver in itself. 125 for phone vs about 1800 for a comparable gps unit. i'll stick w/ paying a lil more for data per month, i think it'll end up catching up to me in about 3.5 years @ an extra 40 per month for my package...
Why are you even arguing with us? It's not going to change our opinions...

$1800 for a GPS... Last time I checked they can be had for $200 just about anywhere... and it's got a bigger screen then your cell phone. I guess having one in your cell phone is helpful if you get lost a lot while on foot.
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Why are you even arguing with us? It's not going to change our opinions...

$1800 for a GPS... Last time I checked they can be had for $200 just about anywhere... and it's got a bigger screen then your cell phone. I guess having one in your cell phone is helpful if you get lost a lot while on foot.
arguing w/ us? wow, i didn't really know it was an "us vs them" type of deal. if so, i guess this thread has been taken to a very pathetic level. but anyways, even if i bought a suction cup dash mounted gps (which i'm personally not too fond of) thats still a good $75 more than my particular phone, and still i'd only have something that is dedicated to gps...no email on the go, no web pages etc...
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Why are you even arguing with us? It's not going to change our opinions...

$1800 for a GPS... Last time I checked they can be had for $200 just about anywhere... and it's got a bigger screen then your cell phone. I guess having one in your cell phone is helpful if you get lost a lot while on foot.
WalMart was selling a certain Garmin model for around $150 I believe. And there's no cost to operate a GPS. And you can even look up restaurants that are in your immediate area, as well as just about anything else. And it's much faster than downloading that information to a mobile device since it's all right there on the GPS. I digress...


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arguing w/ us? wow, i didn't really know it was an "us vs them" type of deal. if so, i guess this thread has been taken to a very pathetic level. but anyways, even if i bought a suction cup dash mounted gps (which i'm personally not too fond of) thats still a good $75 more than my particular phone, and still i'd only have something that is dedicated to gps...no email on the go, no web pages etc...
Not all of us need to be attached to the world like that. When I originally commented in this thread, that's what it was in regards to really. I just dont understand why people feel the need to do all of those things wherever they go. I'm not flaming, I'm legitimately wondering.
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post #29 of 30
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haha WOW, so off topic. this is supposed to be about a new browser for cellphones, something I'm personally excited about. no one cares whether or not you find email / internet / tv (etc) on a phone useless. in reality, MY opinion doesn't even matter. everyone has one and none of them are absolute truth.

however, I do enjoy using my phone for the internet. that is why I posted this thread. if you dont have something to add in regards to the Skyfire browser for cellphones, leave it alone.

stay on topic
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What I look for in a cell phone: Small and thin as possible, makes calls, does texting, the end.

Am I the only one that doesn't need a web browser on a cellie?
i second that.not so much the texting thought, i canceled it off my phone. found it easier to just call the person then spend 10 dollars a month for a text plan i would go over every time.

But about web browsing, I never really want to go on the web on my phone.. Why? Because the screen is so small, anything smaller then my laptops screen and I don't like it. If the screen cant display the whole web page, it just makes browsing tedious and not relaxing like it should be.
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