How fantastic is that, I’ve just read in the MailOnline about an anti-iPhone, the world’s simplest mobile that only lets you make calls.
It’s true, this simple phone doesn’t let you access the internet, doesn’t have games or a camera, doesn’t let you send text messages….. yes, it only lets you make calls.
It’s called ‘John’s Phone’ and apparently the Dutch makers are expecting it to be a hit with technophobes and children buying their first mobile phone.
At £67 you don’t even get an address book either, well you do but it’s behind a flap on the back of the phone and it’s a physical pen-and-paper notepad!
You can though get it in a variety of colours, including snow (white), sweet (pink) and grass (yes, you’ve guessed, green).
Designer Diedriekje Bok said: “At a time when there is an abundance of choices and oppressive channels, we wanted to develop a simple gadget.
It is also a useful phone while travelling, exercising or weekend sailing.”
I do see some merit in this anti-iPhone idea. As good as I’m sure the iPhone is, when I recently changed my mobile phone I actively wanted to be different, to not follow the herd as it were.
So I looked at alternatives to the iPhone.
In the end I opted for the Samsung Galaxy S – it’s absolutely great as far as I am concerned. I love it for all the normal phone calls, texting, tweeting etc but so too for all the other smartphone goodies and myriad of Android phone apps.
The camera and video are superb. So easy to take photos and such good quality – means the bulky SLR never sees the light of day!