I’d be interested to see what people here make of this bit of kit that’s soon to hit the market. It might well be that a lot of people here would find a 2.45 inch screen on a phone just way too silly but is there a market for it??
I have considered ditching a smart phone all together myself. I only really used it to look at Facebook and the news (mostly the BBC news app) but since the Brexit referendum result was announced I just don’t look at these things any more, head-in-the-sand style!!!
Three things have stopped me from getting a little calls-and-text-only effort.
- Messaging. Having only the ability to send messages via text (SMS) is not good enough these days.
- Podcasts. I’d have to find an alternative way of getting my podcasts to the car. This would be a ball ache without a smart phone.
- Writing text messages on a stupid number pad like an animal. That can just fuck right off. No.
Because I don’t play games or watch videos on my phone, just podcasts in the car and the occasional message, I’ve not bothered spending £600 on a new phone recently. I’m still using a 2013 LG Nexus 5 (Hammerhead). A quick high5 to some jolly decent chaps on XDA for their superb Rom.
I totally understand why this phone would be no good for people with certain jobs or lifestyles, but are there enough people out there who don’t need the latest processor/gpu to make this a viable product?
Predictions please people! Does the market actually want this product? Is destined to become an historical oddity or is there a section of the market that is currently not being catered for?
Oh yeah, for the record I’m a cheapskate who find the teeny tiny price tag attractive.
below is from here
Here’s the full spec of the Jelly:
1.1GHz quad-core processor
2.45-inch five-point touchscreen (240-by-432 resolution)
1GB RAM (2GB in Jelly Pro)
16GB internal storage (32GB in Jelly Pro)
Android 7.0 Nougat
2MP front-facing and 8MP rear cameras
Dual nano SIM card slots
802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4GHz/5Ghz WiFi
GPS, G-Sensor, Compass, Gyroscope