Calling a cellphone a mere phone seems a little silly these days. The little pocket wonders now do so much they are really handheld computers. With extras. The process of mashing one or more gadgets together in the same box used to be called convergence, but that approach quietly died as the mobile phone ate up any and every rival device. So successful has this been that whole product categories have had the life choked out of their twitching bodies by the phone... (Wired)
I agree with all the items on their list except for MP3 players like the iPod. I suppose one day they will become obsolete but when the max storage available on the iPhone is a measly 16G I don't see this happening anytime soon. They'll have to vastly increase the storage capacity before it becomes attractive to more customers. Nope, I'm still sold on my 80G iPod. As for landline phones, sheesh I can't even remember the last time I had one. 7 years ago? I honestly forget.