I am testing two phones at the moment. I normally carry two iPhones day to day as one is mainly used as a handheld computer and I hate having a call on a phone I am conducting an interview with so one only really gets used for data.I tried carrying the four phones for about five minutes before I realised just how ridiculous that was. That said.. due to my mobile digital communication needs I still feel I should still have one iPhone to hand (mainly for Audioboo). I have seen others in the mobile tech industry who everyday have five or more phones on their person. Yes I know it’s their job to do so but I can’t help but think whoever is out there designing mobile tech.. should really try a little harder. Of the three phones I am carrying now, all have a couple of great features on each of them but not enough in one for me to leave the other two behind. Are the mobile phone companies working together to always leave the customer wanting.. always looking to the next upgrade? An upgrade they are ready for six months into an eighteen month contract? We can get over specced watches, cars, washing machines.. most things, but for the discerning geek there has never been ‘one phone to rule them all’. Maybe we just expect too much. I am not going to list the few features I feel the ultimate mobile should have. They reside between the hardware/firmware/online and social integration and ease of use. Everything I feel I would like in one device exists now but spread out over about four handsets. Feel free to use the comment section below to add your wish list. You may have had the same phone for five years and are perfectly happy. You may not even have a phone and be equally happy. Occasionally I feel I should liberate myself from this ridiculous tech quest but if i am honest.. I love my job. What’s your one phone to rule them all?
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