What iWant in a phone

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by GoodWatch, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. GoodWatch macrumors 6502a


    Sep 22, 2007
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Remember the first Motorola ‘brick’? Back in the good ‘ol days a cell phone was still a device to make calls with. Now we have arrived in the age of the smart phone with Apple’s piece de résistance as one of the pinnacles. I’ll tell you what I want from such a device. Assuming the necessary infrastructure is well in place. HSPDA network with nation wide coverage for instance. (We are almost there).

    Making calls. Duh. Yes, I want to make clear phone calls everywhere. That means a powerful antenna and top-notch circuitry.
    Making photographs? No. My Nokia has a camera but I never use it. Leave it out and spend the money on something else.
    Exterior. Scratch proof and sturdy. No plastic or paint jobs that wear away please.
    Clever user interface. Yes, the iPhone is the leader of the pack here.
    Multi media player.
    Large memory, preferably user upgradeable. Why Apple didn’t include a card slot is beyond me.
    Multi sync capabilities. I’m a corporate Lotus Notes user and it would be very neat to be able to sync right out of the box. Now I’m struggling with a program that doesn’t work 100% all the times.
    A good onscreen keyboard.
    A good multi protocol e-mail client.
    A good web browser.

    That’s all folks.
  2. northy124 macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2007
    i like that lol especial a good email client would me good
  3. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    I've never had a contact phone before, so I'd like to play with features not previously available (unless you pay a lot). Such as MMS (even though email makes this redundant).

    I'd just like an iPhone with a minimum of 64gb memory. I know I know, but it's a wishlist :D . GPS would be nice, 3G to speed the internet up a bit. non-recessed headphone jack so I could use it as my hifi. Extensive list of 3rd party apps. A method to use your own FTP server instead of .Mac for uploading photos. Built in radio would be nice.

    Total wishlist yea, but if such a phone existed I would buy that in an instant.
  4. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816


    Nov 7, 2004
    I just want the obvious things that I took for granted in any other phone.

    The ability to send picture messages, not everybody has email on their phone.

    The ability to send text messages to multiple recipients.

    To be able to forward messages.

    Bluetooth file exchange.
  5. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    MMS, Music through bluetooth headset(I'd go get one for that!), send SMS/MMS to more then one person, sync with wi-fi.

    Add that to the iPhone, and I'm sold(well I'm already sold, as I own one but you guys get the point)
  6. iSamurai macrumors 65816


    Nov 9, 2007
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    I'd like to see a better camera and 3G... But the 3G/EDGE should have a choice (manual override) of switching between 2/3G.

    Flash and Java support. ya ya ya I know, when the SDK is released, adobe and sun will do something. But probably software openness is pretty important.

    I'd also like to see a smaller/mini iphone, that's more phone than PDA/ipod. Obviously web browsing and touch screen keyboard will be compromised, such as this one, which is reported on engadget a while ago:


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