Re: Ourageously expensive gimmic
Then buy a cheap mobile phone.
A smart "phone" is only nominally a phone. It's a portable computer that we choose to name after its oldest function.
Most people like having the convenience of having a very small very powerful computer they can carry around. Some people don't value that.
That's fine, but they are two completely different markets. Both choices are valid.
I don't get why you are complaining about the availability of something which will be useful to some people that aren't you.
I won't be buying one - it's quite a way out of my (~ £250 every ~ 2 years ) budget too, but if people want it then that's up to them.