Now that some of the newest and forthcoming Phone Edition devices are being revealed or presented at the 3GSM World Congress 2006
in Barcelona, the online communities are abuzz with both anticipation as well as frustration.
With initial reports of the HTC Hermes' technical specifications
(i.e. a possibly-inferior clock speed on its CPU, yet another memory module type to deal with, and a non-standard mini-USB port that may impose new cables and accessories), to other devices that just seem to lack just one or two major features (such as a QVGA screen, quadband, EDGE, Wi-Fi or at least 128MB ROM) to make it the "killer product," one has to ponder: who's "behind the wheel" to make these seemingly haphazard decisions? Is anyone listening to the end-user's needs?
Given the opportunity to build your own Phone Edition device and keeping within reality and affordability (i.e. no 2.2" SVGA LCD or 3500mAh Lithium-Polymer battery the size of a quarter), what would be the specifications of your device and how much would you be willing to pay for it? Is there a device now or in the near future that you would make a few changes to, in order to get it right? What are your thoughts on getting your ideas to the right people, so that we won't be scratching our heads at the next conference? :?