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IPhone Legacy: End of Feature Phones?

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mfbertozzi
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Re: End of Feature Phones till a new get back?
mfbertozzi   10/24/2011 12:00:08 PM
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@Hawk: I really appreciate your post and after all, I think it is right.

"Unless you live in a part of the world where people really don't care about extra features on phones"

I believe nobody could definitely say "I don't care about extra features", sooner or later each one of us need to use them for his professional and persona life. What I am wondering once again is how positive is it. Maybe positive and negative evaluation, at the end, bring same weight on the scale.


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Re: End of Feature Phones till a new get back?
Hawk   10/24/2011 7:44:49 AM
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@mfbertozzi, Not if the manufacturers have already dropped out of the feature phone market. You may want an antique as much as you like but the only ones you are going to get are never new (that's why they are antiques) and the price could be way too high also. Feature phones will still be around, I agree, but you may have to walk a few miles to find out and your favorite carrier may either not have it or support it. Keep the ones you have now, you may need it somewhere down the road. Unless you live in a part of the world where people really don't care about extra features on phones.

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On their way to phone museum
Susan Fourtané   10/24/2011 6:07:49 AM
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To me, Sony-Ericsson's move seems to be smart. The smartphones are still relatively news, therfore their prices. In some more years' time when the prices considerably dropped there will not be too much of a market for plain vanilla phones. They will slowly move to phone museum. 

On the other hand, I don't believe Nokia is going to take its cheaper phones out of the market after the recent investment in moving manufacturing sites, building a new one and all the comes and goes. Plus, its smartphone business is not going well.

And well, some people who seem to be to weak to control their smartphone and instead the smartphone control them can have the option of always keeping their little Nokias as it happened to this guy: http://www.good.is/post/why-i-dumped-my-iphone-and-why-i-m-not-going-back

-Susan 

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Re: iPhone legacy
Susan Fourtané   10/24/2011 4:52:52 AM
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Barbara, 

There are two kinds of salespeople who really annoy me to the point that even if I was planning to buy something I just leave the shop without buying anything the minute after I was annoyed either because they have tried to push a product or because they came around like bees to the honey asking if I need some help (when it's obvious I don't) and stay next to me even thought I said no. 

iPhones are not exacly the kind of produc that no one buys and need to be pushed. I can't see why he was pushing iPhones. 

The thing with smartphones and tablets is that if you don't really need one you are not going to buy one unless you really let yourself convince easily. 

-Susan 

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Re: Remember the spiderman 2 phone???
Susan Fourtané   10/24/2011 4:27:14 AM
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Ashish, 

You reminded me to this story about a guy who dumped his iPhone and got a simple little old Nokia just to make calls and send SMS.

 http://www.good.is/post/why-i-dumped-my-iphone-and-why-i-m-not-going-back

-Susan

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Remember the spiderman 2 phone???
tech4people   10/20/2011 3:17:10 PM
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Guys, Remember the Phone used by Peter Parker in Spiderman 2?? The Sony-Ericsson piece was one of the classic feature phones from the SonyEricsson stable. After that it all started to go downhill for them in the basic handset category. So its no real surprise that they decided to exit the segment entirely. Regards Ashish.

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Remember the spiderman 2 phone???
tech4people   10/20/2011 3:17:03 PM
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Guys, Remember the Phone used by Peter Parker in Spiderman 2?? The Sony-Ericsson piece was one of the classic feature phones from the SonyEricsson stable. After that it all started to go downhill for them in the basic handset category. So its no real surprise that they decided to exit the segment entirely. Regards Ashish.

tech4people
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Re: End of Feature Phones till a new get back?
tech4people   10/20/2011 3:00:43 PM
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Mfb, I agree entirely. Smartphones have become way too complicated,complex and delicate to use. After a certain amount of time,the need and desire for a simple feature less trumps everthing else. I just wanna use a phone for phone calls and SMS. That's it. Also no-one is looking at the issue of viruses. If you lose your smartphone because of malware/viruses the pain can be immense,really immense. So it makes more sense to keep a basic phone ready for each and every emergency(unlike what marketers would have you believe). Regards Ashish.

mfbertozzi
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Re: End of Feature Phones till a new get back?
mfbertozzi   10/20/2011 10:19:09 AM
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Well, your interesting post is bringing to me some thoughts about product life cycle, in general. It is right smartphone's features are more powerful then feature phone, current trend is very positive for smartphone and maybe apps' number to install inside will increase as ramp...but for how long? Maybe smartphone's features will become very complex to use and poor feature phones get back. It happened for several products.

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Re:Iphone Lagacy; End of Feature Phones?
Anne   10/20/2011 10:13:42 AM
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This is the revolution of smartphones, there is tremendous drop in use of feature phones and that indicate an awful decline in its sales.

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