Originally Posted by Mrs Beanbag
There is more than that, i'm sure... why a phone needs a quad core CPU i don't know...
Phones don't have them, smart phones have (relatively) powerful CPUs. Big difference. You can still buy non-smart phones. They allow you to make phone calls and send SMS messages (and maybe a calendar and Sudoku). Actual phones.
Smart phones should be seen as small, relatively powerful pocket computers with built-in phone functionality for people who want some computer and phone functionality in a small, highly portable device.
They're two different devices for people with different needs.