It is not just about the prices or saving money. They could put those on us anyway, however in this age, you get everything online, and usually Google is our friend. But these companies must have an environmental policy, and they have to strive to cut waste, CO2 emission and so on. The more paper they save or the more plastic and chemical they save the better they comply with those regulations and policies. Remember having a proper guide for my old Nokia 3310. Full colour, many pages, so on. And was around £50. Got nothing for the S3, when it was almost £500.
Just wondering how long a smart phone would last running a navigation app, Bluetooth and GPS ???
The charge state on my iPad drops like a stone with a navigation app and GPS running over blutooth, it definitely needs a charger to be a credible alternative to my Via 120 Live.