problem of terminology with new (i)Phones
I find myself feeling rather awkward when just trying to label these new iPhone like devices. We tend to just call them smartphones or merely phones, but I can't escape the fact that by being so much more than that they pretty much escaped the traditional definition of a "phone" too much to be called a "phone".
So what is it? If you forget all the historical terminology connotations for a moment and look at iPhone, all you basically see is a small computer device with a certain set of functions. When you look at Neo1973 you see it even more as a small computer because, while it has a certain set of functions by default, they can be changed quite a bit by changing the software on it.
So, does anyone have an idea for a better naming of these devices or are we to settle with expanding the meaning of a "phone" to cover these?