I have been put in my place by no less than David Pogue in this morning’s New York Times. He was writing about single use devices like cameras and GPS systems and how they match up with all-in-one solutions like cell phones.
Normal people don’t suction-cup their phones to their windshields for navigation.
Either they do or I’m not normal. Please hold your judgement!
Maybe I don’t want to replace my DSLR with my iPhone (though the photo on the left was taken with a Motorola Droid X cellphone and it’s my profile picture on Facebook), but I use the camera all the time. It’s there! My DSLR often is not.
The GPS is among the most valuable features my phone possesses. For under $10 I bought the suction cup Pogue has hoisted me upon. Seriously, I use this thing all-the-time in my car which has no GPS. I use Mapquest4Mobile which is free on my iPhone. Google’s nav software is free on Android phones.
Among the many advantages: I get live traffic info because the GPS is connected to the phone which is connected to the Internet.
Most people don’t suction cup their phones to their windshields. Maybe they should!