I’ve changed my mind on smartphones

For many years I’ve been a cynic about whether smartphones actually aid productivity. I was proud of my cheapie “phone only” phones. I lugged a little netbook everywhere.

However I’ve repented. I’ve been using using the latest and greatest Galaxy Nexus with Android ICS 4.0. Feels good to be on the top of the gadget hierarchy for five minutes.

My previous criticisms about smartphones have not gone away. They are over-hyped and they give a false sense of security and productivity. However I think if used very carefully they can give a modest productivity boost.

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