Ok, ok, T-mobile’s G1 with Google Android is one hell big smart phone. But it had following missing features that makes it no smart in any way:
1 It can show your location with the help of GPS and Google Maps. It can even show you your way if you happen to live in some selected cities. I know my place’s position well. Can this piece of marvel tell you the position of the caller at the other end? Is it smart enough to tell me that the caller is calling either from his bathroom or is he actually on roming as he is claiming?
2 It can tell you description about the caller – which a simple phone can also do. But this smart phone can’t tell about the mood of the caller. For example, you are prepared to have a romantic chat with your fiancé or want to have a lovely conversation with your boss in the morning, but eventually you ended up receiving endless nags. And you say your phone is smart! Huh!
3 Can this smart phone – or any smart phone if that matters - tell you “Brother, you are going to misplace me right now, so be cautious” No! And it isn’t any smart either.
4 OK, when it get lost, it can lock & encrypt sensitive data so that no one can use it. But if some one stole it for forensic analysis – e.g. your fiancé – then can it destroy itself with all its sensitive data?
5 Agreed, your smart phone can do host of work that include entertaining you with audio-video, games, help you in your office work, can automatically order pizza… etc. But, is it smart enough to turn pages of news paper that you are reading right now? It can not prepare steaming hot coffee for you either.
Are you still going to say it as Smart? May be some day, in near future it may become one.
(picture courtesy - Gizmodo)