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First Smart Phone, makes me feel like a dummy. Casio Commando...

Discussion in 'Electronic Devices' started by DBR, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. Rasthor

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    My fave was the old Motorola Star-Tac. Used that thing for ages. Then caught the smartphone bug. Couple Blackberries, the original Motorola Droid (that I loved). Then the iPhone 4. Liked it, and then the iPhone 5. Liked it until IOS 7 dropped. Hate it. Going back to an Android device.
     
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    That could be a picture looking down my street right now. And I remember the Mavica, too. Used one at work. Matter of fact, the USB floppy drive I had to get because the new computer they got me didn't have a floppy drive is still in a desk drawer. You never know.
     
  3. DBR

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    I had to get one, too! Or my Mavica would have been hopelessly dinosaured. The external USB floppy is like a walker for the old boy. :D

    That pic up above, just to clarify, wasn't with a Mavica, but a five year old Casio Rock.
     
  4. jag-engr
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    The Casio Commando looks pretty tough (for a smartphone). I don't understand why all smartphones are made so delicately. The first thing you have to do is purchase an expensive case to keep from destroying the phone you just bought. I would think an armored phone could be made much more compactly than a thin phone with an armor case.

    FWIW, I'm an Apple man by default - I started using an iPhone because it was provided by my company. When I changed jobs and got my own smartphone, I stuck with the iPhone so I wouldn't have to learn a new phone. The iPhone works and I know how it works, but I think the proprietary chargers, lack of MicroSD slots, and functionality limits imposed by the operating system are ridiculous.
     
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    Agree on all counts.
     
  6. microbe

    microbe EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    You'll manage. You working a pc or whatever to post here on this forum don't ya? Live and learn DBR.:)
     
  7. DBR

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    Not considering calculations, these things probably do a lot more than a regular home set up PC. Right out of the box, this thing is a racehorse, not a stubborn donkey. ;)
     
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    That's why I stuck with a smartphone when I had to buy my own - I used to carry a calculator, camera, and GPS with me when I left the office. Now, I have all three built into my cell phone! I don't get anywhere close to utilizing it's organizational capabilities and networking/syncing potential, but I'm completely okay with that.
     
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