Your first-generation smartphone may be old, outdated, and out of contract, but it can still serve a purpose (or eight).
Old smartphones never die--they just get stuck in a drawer after being replaced by something newer and cooler. Ah, well, that's what happens in these fast-tech times, right? Out with the outdated, in with the latest and greatest.
That's true for MP3 players and digital cameras, maybe. But smartphones? They're another story. A smartphone sitting in a drawer is a waste of pocket power. In fact, whether you have an old BlackBerry Pearl, a Palm Centro, a T-Mobile G1, or even a first-gen iPhone, you have plenty of ways to put an aged handset to good use. After all, you paid good money for that once-sexy communicator, so why not get some extra bang for your buck?
Below I've rounded up seven fun and practical ways to resurrect an old smartphone (as well as an eighth option). Not every suggestion listed here will work with every phone, but I guarantee that you'll get at least a little more mileage from your moldy mobile.