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HTC wants you to have a phone for your smartphone

0. phoneArena posted on 31 Aug 2013, 15:08

You know what's really annoying? Having to use your smartphone as an actual phone. That really takes valuable time away from surfing the web, checking through various social networks, and of course playing games. Sure, you could use a Bluetooth headset, but HTC has a better idea: why not have a phone for your smartphone?...

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posted on 31 Aug 2013, 16:06 4

18. willard12 (unregistered)

Yup, they made humongous phablets. So now, everyone else, like Nokia, can follow.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 16:06

19. scsa852k (Posts: 331; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


posted on 31 Aug 2013, 16:34

23. xtian1103 (Posts: 363; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


posted on 31 Aug 2013, 17:05 1

25. philansel7 (Posts: 27; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)

Fail !!! Face Palm !! next time we will get an mp3 player to listen to the songs on our phone!!

Great idea !!

Let's vote for this one !!

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 17:28 4

26. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3816; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

Yo, dawg. I heard you like phones. So I made a phone for your phone, so you'll never have to answer your original phone again.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 18:04

27. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

Part of me says this is future thinking, think of it like this..
Main soc an GPU, screen ram and storage in one part, with wireless add one such as this mini, Google glass an what other body smart parts. Main body stays in pocket unless you need it,, I know it loads us down, but in this brave new world things like this are IMO happening in small starts.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 19:21 4

32. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4322; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Unless you need it?
When do you NOT need your phone to answer a call?
There's the bluetooth headset for you if you are too lazy to take out your smartphone.

So you mean it's okay if smartphones don't have the calling ear piece as long as there's another device to answer the calls?
Like hell man! This is just stupid thinking...it's like HTC came up with this stuff because they can't think about anything else to do.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 18:30 2

28. kingkoopa765 (Posts: 18; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)

shut up and take my money... then give it back, seriously. This is nuts, why do i want to try this? it's probably a solid build quality and looks like a home phone. Sold, but not really.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 19:38

34. JewBakaUCFG (Posts: 176; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)

Was this one of the trade secrets the design team allegedly stole? Good. Let them have it. Let them fail.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 21:12

35. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

really? the whole point of a smartphone was you have that one device that does everything, has it got to a point that your smartphone needs a dump phone too. whats next a smatphones phones will soon have there own smartphone too lol. if you find devices like the htc one or note too big too use as a phone then doesnt that mean you should maybe get a smaller phone instead or get a bt headset. if you going for a 2 device solution then you might aswell get a tablet and a small smartphone. to me that makes more sense than getting a smaller phone for your smartphone...having said all that each to there own, if this is useful to even just a few than thats good.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 21:27

36. mkl4466 (Posts: 53; Member since: 25 Sep 2008)

For some reason I'm thinking this might be aimed at China or an emerging market where a family might share a smartphone. It turns the smart phone into a cordless base station with multiple extension handsets like a home phone. The other features are just added in for giggles.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 22:36

37. ibap (Posts: 785; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)

I think this is actually aimed at those who can't fit a phablet in their pocket, and keep it stashed in a backpack or messenger bag, and are tired of fumbling to get their phone out.

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 00:42

38. Antonyjoseph (Posts: 217; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)

Why not just carry a feature phone with a second SIM. The new Nokia 515 feature phone is perfect for this.

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 00:56

39. legion181 (Posts: 24; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)

We heard you like using the phone, so we put a phone in your phone so you use the phone while you're using your phone.

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 07:15

42. fo0ling (Posts: 19; Member since: 07 Jul 2013)

Almost frikkin $50! You serious HTC? A resemblance of a wireless telephone that would pretty much pair with such a good and beefy looking phone? I'm sure this is a whole lot of fail.

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 07:20

43. Leo_MC (Posts: 2701; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)

Buy a freaking tablet if you want big screens and let the phones be pocketable.
That's why I want an iPhone.

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 08:53

44. amilcarmz86 (Posts: 95; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)

this is hilarious!

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 10:02

45. DaRKaiSeR (Posts: 3; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)

in some areas of the city or even some countries is very dangerous to show a phone like the htc one, you can get the mini and do not have that risk, i will buy it if it works with htc one google edition soon

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