"replaced not only my telephone but also my camera. alarm clock, calendar, memo pad, tape recorder, maps, gps navigator and traffic monitor, star charts, calculator, laptop, copier/fax, radio, photo album, newspapers, magazines, OBD2 scanner and more"
Sounds great. Have to think about it then, lol. Let's see, could get rid of my wrist watch, have fun looking at the star charts, forget the easy to read paper maps and GPS, forget about enjoying reading the newspaper at breakfast, and cancel the easy to read car mags, could load a couple of pix of our cat, retired so don't fax, forget about high fidelity radios in the house, don't tape record anymore, we have better cameras, people send us enough picture calendars of their fav state, retired so no alarm clocks, and, oh yeah, when the house power goes out, the land lines still work, the cell phones circuits don't, or they are filled to capacity thus also down, would get to participate in making butt calls, and having to always carry that 3x5 goodie, and remembering to keep it charged, minding that a battery may blow up on me, and worry about losing it or have it stolen.
So, the smart phones sound like the cat's meow, lol. It's not the cost of the unit, but the monthly/years charges which we think are too expensive for what we would get. I think what happens is people buy one and then shape their lives in order to use it.
Maybe someday, though...
89 Milano (wife's daily driver since 1989, Shankle Sport)
91 164S (my daily driver since 1994)
94 164LS (~Q) (trip Alfa since 2000)
72 Morgan 27 (water time since 1976)
previously owned since 1964:
62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6