We might not know it or even like it but we’re definitely all getting Smartphones

A strongly worded comment from @RichardBlogger to this Patient from Hell article in the Guardian got me thinking:

telehealth does not mean we will all get smartphones, so can the advocates stop telling us we will have them?

As someone who’s been using a mobile for nearly two decades I’m really amazed that so many people still haven’t realised that with the rate of innovation in the mobile market today’s smartphone is tomorrows feature phone and that we’ve already actually all got phones with smart features.

To prove the point let’s compare the feature list of my first proper (and very expensive) Smartphone (a Nokia 9100 Communicator) with the EasyPhone (3G Doro PhoneEasy 615) mobile that I set a senior citizen up with recently (interesting this happened to be her first mobile phone). To suggest the Doro isn’t smart underestimates the design that has gone into hiding the complexity from the user – which is nicely illustrated in the specification compare/contrast:

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