Message from discussion Looking for a New Phone
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From: "J. P. Gilliver (John)" <G6...@soft255.demon.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Looking for a New Phone
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2012 23:32:44 +0100
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In message <k1sjdq$sj...@dont-email.me>, Brian Gaff
> Personally, I prefer a phone that is just a phone. I don't really need a
Yes, I recently heard someone on a comedy programme describing a new app
he had: it allows you, for people whose 'phone number you have stored,
to actually have a voice conversation with them (-:!
>computer and camera that is also a phone. However, the idea of having an ocr
>on your phone to read stuff could be useful.
As long as it actually is in the 'phone. There seems to be a strong
movement to blur the distinction between software in the 'phone, and
services offered over the air (at a cost). OCR, and translation (between
languages) after the OCR, are a particular case in point.
(I suppose they're still useful if the actual processing isn't in the
'phone, but it needs to be clear when that is the case, since [a] there
may be extra costs involved, [b] it won't work if you haven't got a
J. P. Gilliver