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Ten things mobiles have made, or will make, obsolete

Nov 23, 2009, 15:33 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Lim)

"Wristwatches - Want to know what time it is? Most people have given up on wearing a watch and simply use their mobile phone's clock. It's not just about checking the time though. Wearing a cool watch used to be much more of fashion statement or a way for people to show off how affluent they were, but today phones have taken over those roles to a great extent.

"Bedside alarm clocks - It's unlikely that mobile phone manufacturers realised how successful the alarm clock feature would be. Our anecdotal evidence suggests that most of our friends use their mobile phone as their daily alarm clock. One look on Google and you can see how popular iPhone alarm apps are. We think that standalone bedside alarm clocks' days are over."

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