Finally, a simple cell phone!

My Treo 600 recently died a hard death. I had to learn a new cell phone, a relatively low end one, and it was a serious undertaking.

Someone I know recently did a 90 minute drive in 3.5 hours because their car's GPS inadvertently was set in the 'avoid highways' settings and they were in unfamiliar territory, without a map, and so had no choice but to follow the long way.

I've seen this idea suggested elsewhere, but how a cell phone for people who don't read manuals? Why can't a cell phone be as easy to operate as a regular telephone? (Yes, the new home cordless sets with built in answering machines are almost as complex as cell phones!)

It seems someone has finally done it! Thank you KDDI, Kyocera and Toshiba.
Originally posted on Sep 19, 2005. Reprinted courtesy of ReRuns plug-in.
Posted on August 9, 2008 and filed under Life, Technology.