Are smart phones really smart?


I’m using a blackberry 8320 (not sure if its labelled as smart phone) and recently wanted to schedule a meeting in Jan 2012. I opened the calendar and selected the option ‘Go to’ and entered jan 05 and it dutifully took me to jan 5th of 2011 with a bold announcement that this event is in the past!!

I would have expected that the app would be atleast intelligent to sense that 2011 is about to end and that future appointments in jan and other months would have to be in 2012 (if not 2013 for those who plan years in advance)

I’m disappointed!!

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5 Comments

  1. subramanian said,

    December 14, 2011 at 7:38 am

    You said you clicked go to. Did you expect the phone to logically think if you wanted to review an old app or make a new entry? Why is ‘new entry’ not available? Phones cannot think on their own. They can predict your next move based on past activity.

    • badrirag said,

      December 14, 2011 at 8:56 am

      Sub, you are right that I want the phone to be reasonably intelligent. The calendar does not store readings for more than 6 months and so there is no point in me to go back to jan 2011 because any logs therein would have been removed by july. Logically, therefore the phone is expected to take me to the next year and that too without prompting whether it is a new entry or a relook at past. That’s the basic smartness that I expected!!

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