I have a small cell phone (truly a piece of crap) that I use maybe 5 times a year. I also have an ASUS eee pc netbook with a largley useless touch pad. Both of them are hard for me to read and difficult to type into. With regards to the huge cell phone/tablet numbers thay are very likely just existing owners feeling the irristable urge to have the next version and the old one gets stuffed in a drawer, or, worse yet put in the trash.
The TV ads that I see make the consumers and suppliers of these devices look like rude, inconsiderate, ignoramuses. Who really believes that a few milliseconds more speed on a cell phone call is really detectabe or necessary.
With regards to mobile internet there needs to be features, etc, that are intended to help fing information rather than as primarily a platform for ads of widly varying obnoxiousness. Not to mention the spamming, etc that are made easier along with making ads easier to create (ala flash player).
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