No, it's greed...if the votes counted, they would do it. And no, I'm not about to go buy some ridiculous phone just to be able to get geared up and everything at a decent rate. It's not exactly nice to have to take months to get what others can get in a couple weeks at most.
Most people have a smart phone, no one was really saying you needed to buy one to vote with, just an easier solution if you did have one. I'm not going to argue with you about it, the reasons that it can't happen are pretty clear but I understand your frustrations. Then again, you could always farm EC/coins to buy what you need. Thats not hard to do either and would take less than months.