BlackBerries were originally invented for people who work at a computer for long hours each day, and may want to do some work away from their desk.
Now, I see 10 year olds playing on an iPhone, when everything they do on it is just games and music, which you can do on the iPod touch.
Answer by zman · Feb 10, 2011 at 03:23 PM
Smartphones were invented so that while you wait for your important call, you can play a game and so that you can take notes during the important call and so you can store more contacts and info and even pictures. The smartphone was not invented to be a ultra-portable small scale computer that is only good for it's apps compared to other devices and that are assimilated by the modern mega-corporations to be put on an expensive call and data plan automatically so that you end up paying a fortune for things that are often free on other platforms. I don't know how my fellow americans will act in the near future but I can say that I will not be buying a smartphone in the near future because the android platform is now open source so I can run it on my PC or nearly any platform I have. I would suggest people get a cheap dumbphone like I have and use your PC, tablet, or mini-tablet to text message and surf the web and use apps for free. You can get free texting with Google Voice if your interested.
Answer by trueb · Feb 10, 2011 at 03:43 PM
well the electronic computer (ENIAC) was created to figure out trajectory calculations for artillery in WWII. Do we still use it for the same thing now? Supercomputers where originally made for calculations, now with IBM's Watson they are playing Jeopardy... A Jeep was made as a durable means of transportation for the military, Along with the Humvee, now they are for people who have a little to much money to spend. Texting was a form of communication for the military so you could be more quiet and discrete about it. The internet was made for research institutions and military use.
Point is the use for technology changes all the time so to say this is why they where create (for business people) and to say its wrong for it to have changed well look at our history, we went from figureing out how artillery should fire a shell to what we use computers for now.
Answer by KnightZero · Feb 10, 2011 at 12:44 PM
The original blackberry was only a smartphone in the loosest sense of the term. The ability to check email on a phone was attractive - and the functionality continues to evolve.
Just don't port WOW to any smartphone platform - we'll have real problems then.
Answer by rodimusv · Feb 10, 2011 at 03:50 PM
Has the world forgotten what the railroad was invented for? It's called progress and there is no escaping it. It will only continue to evolve. The tablet will eventually kill the laptop. The Kinect sensor will eventually kill the remote control. Internet connected TV with Kinect technology will eventually kill the home computer. Integration will lead various technology into single devices. Think of the calculator. Take care.
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