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As sales crash, Gartner wonders who can rescue the smartphone market ... Aha, it is I! 5G Man!

alain williams Silver badge

I buy things if I need what they do

I do not buy things so that the vendors can maintain sales levels.

My 'phone is some 5 years old. It does what I want, the battery frequently lasts all week.

My main PC at home is 8 years old. I over specced it when I bought it so it still has plenty of grunt. I run Linux so no probs with continued OS support.

Various laptops: still work, I buy them cheap as I need to do little with them except be available when I am away from home & lend to people; they just need to be able to run a browser, Emacs & occasional word processor.

Summary: if it ain't bust, don't buy a new one.

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