I’ve been looking at the trend of mobile phones growing in size with amusement. I thought the logical way to go would be have smaller and smaller phones, till you had one that fit into your ear (or implanted into your brain!). On the contrary, mobile phone makers are trying hard to fit in every possible function into the device from camera’s to FM radios to e-mail clients. As a result, the end product is a lot more bulky than a purely functional phone. A better way to do things would be to make smaller phones that do the basics, which have lighter batteries that last longer, which radiate less heat, which probably integrate voice with video and which finally make the ‘talking to people’ experience better.
It’s about time somebody did to mobile phones what Apple did with the i-Pod – create a super simplified phone that can be used for only one thing – making calls. I mean, who uses a mobile phone for any serious photography??