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TCL Communication Announces the Alcatel GO FLIP 3 and Alcatel SMARTFLIP, the First Flip Phones with Google Assistant

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    moocow1452
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    I think these smart dumb phones are going to be a big deal. Voice assistants and apps are going to get you a massive chunk of functionality on a contemporary Android phone, but with the form...

    I think these smart dumb phones are going to be a big deal. Voice assistants and apps are going to get you a massive chunk of functionality on a contemporary Android phone, but with the form factor of a flip phone, and the ability to "pack light" on times that you want to get away from your favorite time sucking pocket portal to distraction town.

    1. Algernon_Asimov
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      Maybe. Samsung put out a smart dumb phone 4 years ago (I know because I bought one earlier this year). Admittedly, it doesn't have Google Assistant, and I can't install Assistant (I just tested...

      I think these smart dumb phones are going to be a big deal.

      Maybe.

      Samsung put out a smart dumb phone 4 years ago (I know because I bought one earlier this year). Admittedly, it doesn't have Google Assistant, and I can't install Assistant (I just tested it). However, it's still a flip phone with a smart phone inside.

      This type of phone has been around for years, but it hasn't become a big deal yet.

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