• address book
  • calendar
  • reference book / the internet!
  • photo album
  • train tickets
  • scientific calculator
  • camcorder
  • compact camera
  • simple entertainment
  • ipod
  • explorer scale mapping
  • compass / GPS
  • spirit level
  • payment - OK this is not ready in the UK yet, but trust me before the end of 365 it'll be here
  • torch
  • memory stick
  • pen / note pad

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this little lot or a smartphone? its a no brainer!

i've been thinking about today's picture all day today, i couldn't get past the idea of old & new. my first idea was a blu ray sat on top of a VHS next to an ipod sat on top of a walkman next to a halogen maglite next to a LED torch. I settled on this one, its old and new but in a different way.

everything that's here (bar the bank card) has been replaced by my phone. train tickets - email confirmation for pre booked tickets & some routes you get a barcode to flash to the conductor (i refuse to call them train managers!), map & compass - google navigation & GPS, calculator - realcalc app, ipod - android music player, address book - google contacts, camcorder & camera - built in 8 mpx camera & 1080 camcorder, memory stick - 16gb built in + google docs cloud storage, spirit level - accelerometers & spirit level app.

as for the bank card, i bet by the end of the year you'll be able to use yer mobile to buy stuff, maybe not using NFC but definitely with the phone.

back in the day (pre android) you used to have to lug all this about, now i just need my skinny ass smartphone. good work technology, 9 times out of 10 you make the world a better place.

camera sat on tripod, flash manually fired at ceiling on 1/2 power during 4 second exposure. no mauling in software, just resized in photochop

  1. GarethAFinlay 38 months ago | reply

    No brainer. So you toko all the above gear yeah ?? Less complicated than smartphone

  2. mjtmail (tiggy) 38 months ago | reply

    i ♥ android
    i ♥ google


  3. Phil Gradwell 38 months ago | reply

    It's just a shame you don't have the battery capacity of all those devices too.

    Smartphones are ace and I have to admit to being a google and android fanboy too.

  4. julian.. 38 months ago | reply

    Interesting concept. Once you start downloading apps you could add a lot of other things to that pile. I remember hearing about Japanese gadgets that did multiple tasks like camera/phone/computer and wondering whether I'd ever see one. That was about a decade ago. I like Google but I am not interested in phones, so I went for the Apple ipod touch, which is super lovely.

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