They're broadcasts though. As said before, I think Abrams has made the Communicators futuristic cell phones.
No, the designers of cell phones made them modern communicators. The whole reason so many cell phones over the years have had flip-open designs is because their designers wanted to play Star Trek
. So if the influence is now going the other way, that's hardly inappropriate.
Oh absolutely. I was just talking about the context of the film. It's not a problem as I see it. If it really bugs anyone the ship was a giant transceiver, and because the Enterprise is nearby is why Kirk can make that call. Also throw the Narada explanation in there just for good measure.