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Seeking attention using gadgets!

By Deepak Gopalakrishnan in 'Engineering Comics - "Absolute Zero"', Jan 30, 2013.

  1. Deepak Gopalakrishnan

    Deepak Gopalakrishnan The Absolute Zero

    Engineering Discipline:
    Attention seeking.

    Yes, it's finally happened.
    We've reached that stage where anyone with a black and white screen is cool. We've become indifferent to the number of cores on our phones, the internal RAM and all that.
    Secretly, all of us (especially the corporate types whose company has given them BBs so that they can be 'connected always') yearn for simpler days. And Snake 2.
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    1. Harshad Italiya
      Harshad Italiya
      No one can beat Nokia 1100.
      I am still using Nokia 1100. (4th Keypad)
    2. Kaustubh Katdare
      Kaustubh Katdare
      Everyone these days has a Galaxy phone and no one really cares. I seriously want to go back to landlines. :D
    3. sksaxena
      In what sense are you saying so?
    4. Rupam Das
      Rupam Das
      My Nokia E63 still rocks even after four and half years. Drop it, throw it, wet it, it is still alive. Giving out mails everyday morning as I wake up. Coolest thing? It has a torch and that is the most essential feature a smart phone in India must have.

      In some business meetings, people have literally given me a look of shock when they see me speaking over it. SAMSUNG? No way.
    5. Anoop Kumar
      Anoop Kumar
      Nokia 1100 was a great phone and so does Nokia 2300 with probably first radio capability. I remember first time listening radio in Delhi bus, people ware amused to see Nokia 2300 and its beautiful design . Unfortunately both phones mic was busted because of multiple catch practice from roof top.

      But I have to say GPS is a free functionality which a both time and life saver utility.You never have ask for direction.
      Recently I caught up in heavy jam in hill area while visiting to a religious place and GPS shows me that it just 50ft climb we can be out of jam. Otherwise we would have busted there for 4-5 hours.
      For torch you can find a free app on every platform.

      But what is really annoying, when people add following lines in signature/status:
      --send from my iPad
      --send from my blackberry etc..

      So I added in my gTalk status: On Nokia 1100 Torch edition :)
    6. Harshad Italiya
      Harshad Italiya
      Easy to use ! And in sense of Love ! :) I still love Nokia 1100 more than my HTC Inspire 4G. :)
    7. sksaxena
      Great and true! Easy to use...awesome phrase. Even I have Nokia 2100...it's also of same type. Quite cool.
    8. Saandeep Sreerambatla
      Saandeep Sreerambatla
      Nokia 1100 is my first phone , its actually Nokia 1108 white screen model for 1100.

      I loved that phone, the snake game is my favorite. Unfortunately that got stolen :( in 2006.
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    10. Ankita Katdare
      Ankita Katdare
      When I really want to do something urgently on my cellphone, I get lost in the plethora of apps to choose from.

      A simple handset that lets me dial and receive calls or just send smses would be awesome. :D
    11. Indrajeet Roy
      Indrajeet Roy
      My phone is so old that I've forgotten when I bought it!! It's held together by tape and rubber bands!!

      I'm saving up for a better phone, so I guess the saying "The Grass is Greener on the Other Side" remains true!!
    12. A.V.Ramani
      My Nokia does not even have a number.
      I do have a nice note book and a pencil to write with. One of the oldest gadgets after the palm leaf.
    13. Gurjap
      buy a nokia 6600 and flash it around. Watch what happens (still a coooooool phone that one)
    14. Anoop Mathew
      Anoop Mathew
      Got a 6680 still up and running. The only other phone which can match its speakers is Nokia 6300. Back in good old 2007-2008, a bunch of us buddies used to roam around the streets of Abbassiya, Kuwait as 'walking radios' - all playing the same song on their individual Nokias. That was one great time - class 11th and 12th! Miss those days and all the fun. In those days, it was with pity that we looked at someone with a Samsung.
    15. Anand Tamariya
      Anand Tamariya
      Not sure if people have explored enough, but I do appreciate features that smartphones bring to the table. viz.
      - I carry my whole music collection in my phone and then stream it via FM to my car and home audio. Saves me money not having to upgrade the audio systems and I never miss my music.
      - Using maps has become a second nature. I don't venture out for a new address without having a look at maps and needless to say, I'm never lost!
      - Alarms and reminders for meetings and birthdays which sync automatically.
      - Flash in smart phone can be used as torch.
      - I use internet to verify information rather than taking it for granted from any source.
      - Location based reminders which remind me of things to do in appropriate places.
      - Weather updates have helped me plan my long drives countless no. of times.
      - Voice recorder helps me playback the music piece to myself to find the flaws while I'm playing music.