I’ve been a smartphone user for a few years now. Â The funny thing is that about 90% of the features of a smartphone I don’t care about. Â Here is the list of things I don’t need my phone to be able to do:
- Play music/MP3
- Play video/watch TV
- Play games
- GPS navigation
- Make fart noises
- Twitter, Facebook and 99% of the Internet
Now, here is a list of all the features a phone needs for me to love it:
- Make/receive phone calls
- Text messaging with a full keyboard because I 442833 trying to type with a 12 key phone pad
- Sync my contacts with other sources like Google or Exchange over the air
That’s it. Â Really. Â So simple, and yet no one does it. Â At least not that 3rd point, unless you get a full blown smartphone and pay $70-$100 a month for service. Â Sure, a camera on the phone is nice, but I don’t need it and use it so rarely that I wouldn’t miss it if it were gone. Â But its the contact sync that is the deal breaker. Â Every non-smartphone I’ve owned could sync, but you have to buy software and connect it to your PC to do it. Â Lame.
I could be wrong. Â Maybe there is a phone out there that does just what I need and doesn’t require a large monthly payment for service. Â But if there is, I haven’t found it yet.