Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Where Art Thou Perfect Mobile Phone? Is There A Mobile Phone Holy Grail?

n95iphone I have a confession.  I'm a gadget junkie with a very non-techie mobile phone.  I've been sitting on the sidelines while purchasing a Blackjack for my wife, watching many of my coworkers love their Blackberry Phones and drooling over the iPhone's cool user interface and the N95 neat features.



What do I own?  An LG CU500.  It's nice enough, works well as a phone, has 3G which I've used to tether an Internet connection to my laptop several times.  But it isn't a great phone for the gadget junkie.  I want a phone that handles Internet will, that has a keyboard (or at least a virtual iPhone-like keyboard.)


Here's a list of my simple "wants" in a mobile phone (yes I know it's a far stretch from what I now have):

  • Small Form Factor, lightweight
  • Easily locked keyboard (or) flip-phone, slider etc.
  • High Speed 3G
  • At minimum 2MP camera - with decent photos
  • Touchscreen and keyboard input
  • Wi-Fi
  • Replaceable Battery
  • Long talk time before recharging required
  • Flash and Java capable
  • GPS
  • Quad Band
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • FM Radio
  • MP3 Capable with easy-to-use interface
  • Stereo Headphone Jack and Stereo Bluetooth Capable
  • Removable SIM
  • Affordable - let's just say, if it has all of these features, I'd pay what they're asking for the iPhone :)
  • Ability to install & run 3rd Party and Open Source Apps
  • Ability to unlock and use on various networks
  • Quality Speakerphone

So does this phone exist?  I think it might be the phone you get when your iPhone and N95 get together, but I don't think one exists in the market today.  Anyone have any suggestions or thoughts on the Holy Grail of Mobile Phones?  Help!!!