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The term "smartphone" makes no sense.

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    If you install certain iPhone apps, plus Jailbreak the Touch - It can WORK as a phone. If you carry a little WiFi hotspot in your pocket It WILL act as a smartphone. Ya just use something like Pinger or Googol Voice, something which has a private dialer.
    This is true, I once pondered about doing that with my first gen itouch way back when, I would had also needed a headset to make that work.

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  2. #12


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Don't Touches have BlueCheeseTooth?
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  3. #13


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    Why is Bluetooth called that? It's not blue and it's not a tooth
    Why are laptops called laptops? they don't need to be on laps
    And why are they also called notebooks? They're not made from paper
    And why are mice called that? they're not rodents



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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Don't Touches have BlueCheeseTooth?
    The first gen itouch didn't, all the newer ones do.
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  5. #15


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    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    Why is Bluetooth called that? It's not blue and it's not a tooth
    Why are laptops called laptops? they don't need to be on laps
    And why are they also called notebooks? They're not made from paper
    And why are mice called that? they're not rodents



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    Those also don't make sense.

    A Desktop UI on a laptop doesn't make real sense when it's mobile.

    Notebook isn't used much these days.

    Mice is also something that is an odd one.
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  6. #16


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    Gahhh! To me a Notebook is like a tiny IBM with a atom processor. A LAPTOP is a computer with a processor and dedicated video card that can keep up with some serious Desktops!
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  7. #17


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    I was under the impression that laptop was the former name of a notebook due to the word laptop meaning you can use it on your lap, which causes overheating and some serious burns, notebook however, doesn't imply this and you are meant to use it on a flat surface.
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  8. #18


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    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    A Desktop UI on a laptop doesn't make real sense
    When I'm using that UI, it's sitting on top of a desk so it makes perfect sense.

    Calling a piece of PC hardware a "Desktop" when it's perfectly happy to live under a desk is the part that doesn't really work.
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  9. #19



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    hey we could call a smartphone a stupidphone instead <g>
    My husband thinks they are stupid when they do not do what he wants- so it fits!
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  10. #20


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrNeeds View Post
    I was under the impression that laptop was the former name of a notebook due to the word laptop meaning you can use it on your lap, which causes overheating and some serious burns, notebook however, doesn't imply this and you are meant to use it on a flat surface.
    That's True - My Dell Inspir0n 9100 Laptop burns the fook outta my knees! OW!

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