At this point, we should probably retire the word "smartphone" and just call the touch-screen-equipped real-world tricorders we all carry "phones." They're the market standard in both functionality and form factor. Anything less is a "feature phone" (a bizarre euphemism if I ever heard one), or more accurately, a "dumbphone." But if you're really strapped for cash and need a hassle-free way to connect, you could get what Brian Lam calls a "hobo phone"--SpareOne, a $50 cell phone that runs for 10 hours on a single AA battery.
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