I don't know that Star Trek can claim to have started the cell phone revolution - Dick Tracy had a wrist communicator in the 1930s comics... - I do know that one reason why I'm reluctant to go from a cell phone to a Smart phone is I've got a Motorola fliptop phone, which I got when I went with the Tracphone no-contract service, and it looks like a Star Trek communicator to me. And if I remember right, it was only $8!
But sooner or later I'm going to have to let nostalgia go and move into the modern world, especially since I've got a boss in Portugal who makes mobile websites and wants me to be able to scope them out on an actual smartphone here in the US.
Anyway, I've been bopping around the internet looking for resources to help people with cell phones, smart phones, carrier issues, all that good stuff, and I've found one at a site called Clear Talking.
Here's the URL: http://www.cleartalking.com/main/forum/
A lot of their contributors are from overseas and it's interesting how tech works in places like Guatemala, etc. where you don't think of people having access to cell phone service.
So if you're trying to decide between an iPhone or an Android, or a tablet, why not check out those forums and see what they can offer you?