June 22, 2009

Surveys Indicate Phones Getting More Complicated

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by Franz Bicar

You think you know all the features in your smartphone - both inside and out? Well think again. A survey from FoneBank is telling us that nearly two thirds of Britons are having a hard time knowing all of the features on their phones and that mobile phones today are getting way complicated than when they were, say, eight to ten years ago.

What is even more intriguing is that 61 percent of handset owners think there are too many unnecessary features on their mobile phone now than compared to ten years ago, with 45 percent saying they don’t use the MP3 function in their cell phone. This could mean that we are actually paying for some features that we are not even using or are not even aware that the feature exists.

A further 30 percent also admitted they don’t care about the quality of the camera on their mobile phone. Half of those surveyed said they only use our mobile phone to make calls and send texts, while 39 percent choose a mobile phone based on how simple it is to use. When it comes to simplicity, the phone that came on top is the Motorola’s V3 RAZR. Motorola may not be on the headlines today, but their RAZR line is still one of the favorites even until today.

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