The Ultimate Cell Phone 2

Revision of my thoughts on the perfect cell phone:

  • Use open standards wherever possible. I don’t want any device’s life limited by it’s drivers or software.
  • Connections: USB, Bluetooth, Wifi
  • Charge battery via USB or a traditional charger
  • Act like a thumb drive
    • USB Mass Storage. Show up just like a flash thumb drive when the phone is connected to a computer.
    • Ringtones (mp3, ogg, midi, wav), Address books (xml format?), Calendars(ical), all show up as files in standard formats. Sorted into their own directory (/Ringtones, /Addresses, /Calendars, etc.).
    • Extra space can store arbitrary files. If the phone doesn’t understand the file, the phone ignores it.
  • Every alert / noise the phone makes should be customizable.
  • Caller groups
  • Calendar
  • Addressbook
  • Recieve email /SMS (with alert)
  • Keypad lock
  • Quickly to silent mode
  • Record voice memo
  • Record conversation
  • Don’t charge me extra for each feature.
  • Sending pictures or text messages aren’t seperate services, count off of my regular minutes. No extra charge.
  • Voice mail should be transparent. User should not be able to tell the difference from an answering machine.
  • Let me download my voice mail messages to my computer, in a standard format.
  • No long distance charges. (Within US at least)
  • No roaming charges.