Brains And Braun vs. Sleek And Stylish

Not exactly a new topic, but it looks like more people are beginning to realize that there’s a bit of a dichotomy in the mobile phone market these days, as the hefty smartphones take on the sleek and stylish regular mobile phones. The question some wonder about is whether people are willing to jump to a larger phone — after years of demanding smaller and smaller phones — just to get the additional features and larger screen. Of course, this doesn’t always need to be an either or sort of situation. While there’s a clear split now, and people will decide based on what they use their phone for, it’s not impossible to see a world where you use a smartphone for some things and a smaller, not so smart mobile phone for times when the smaller size is more convenient. While, right now, subscribers can move numbers by moving SIM cards (if they’re using a GSM phone), how long will it take until that process is more automated — such as having multiple phones working off the same number? Derek adds: and lets not forget the personal gateway idea.

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