The idea is that Finnish designers bocetarlos and take care of others, but there is no specific commitment to make them, or that what everyone wanted was to join the team, in Nokia looking to do a bit of crowdsourcing (utilize the intelligence of the masses and participation) and not spend the thin line that separates the design by committee. Still, I think out gracefully, because the concept that won the vote last August is a lot like a N8 (here you can see more advanced renderings, specifications, etc. of Nokia U).
Anyway, I was thinking (which is unusual for me) how would I do a cell phone. Here are some ideas. If after met, do not expect money (do not think many of the ideas listed here are really original), but (for example) lifetime supply of equipment by the company to succeed through this blog. Take note.
Finite but not both, detachable keyboard
I like the touch screen phones. I think the physical keyboard doing his bit at certain times, and does not bother me, but if it is not strange. Do not know why designs like the Lenovo Lephone or the LG Versa (offering an optional keyboard that attaches to the phone) are not more popular. Of course, for me the ideal of non-touch screen phone for a long time was the Nokia E70 with butterfly keyboard (looks like a normal mobile with keypad, but you open it and there is a full Qwerty keyboard, one half on each side of the screen , the Nokia 6820, which itself was sold in the country, was similar, but not a smartphone).
I’m not interested, however, a particularly large screen. I have the good fortune to try many phones and I think that over the 4 “and the thing becomes meaningless and exceeds the concept of” pocket computer “, in Motorola once told me that the ideal size was 3.7”. I’m closer to the 3.5 “. When he left, the iPhone (58 mm wide) it seemed a little big. Now I got used, but I think it is on the edge. The Nokia 5800, for example, is 52 mm. The BlackBerry are around 66 mm. I would point to 55 mm.
In thickness, and while the standard today seems to be the centimeter, teams do not bother me with 13 or 14 mm if that gives me a decent camera (good lenses and finite phones are incompatible). It could be less than 10 mm, yes, Samsung demonstrated in 2007 with the U108 (the team had 5.9 mm thick), but I think it is worth sacrificing battery for that.
I want to use the free space on the back of the phone
I’m sick of having to press a button on the phone to see what time it is. And while many teams have an LED to warn of a missed call or a new text message, as information is limited. Above, every time I turn the screen to see that, spending a lot of energy.
So, I propose: what if we use the back of the computer and electronic ink paint? It can be colored, so we can pimp our mobile everything you need (select the color you want for the team, or dithering, a photo, etc.).
And we can reserve a portion to show all the time, clock, temperature, missed calls, new SMS, email, next appointment … The good thing is that electronic ink does not consume battery until it changes its state (in the worst case, once per minute). And if a user does not like the disabled. When unlocking the screen would turn off too, (for anyone not see that information if your hand does not cover.’s As a screensaver, but not on the screen, because the display (whether they know it) is what most spent on any mobile device.
I even walk investigate how about electronic ink displays color for the front of the computer (in order to achieve all the phone is a screen … it could make real good games), or try the Pixel Qi hybrid displays (LCD designing visible in daylight, and consume less power) but is optional.
Buttons, damn buttons
I do not want buttons on the front of the unit (see Display, below) but I do want that producers agree on the location of the volume controls, the camera, the audio jack, the microSD card slot and the computer’s power button. More or less all going the same way, but “more or less” is not enough. I would propose a standard location. I understand that often put those options where they enter (in the hardware of a modern cell spare not precisely place) but still …
Not to mention Qwerty keyboards that keep the organization of the letters, but who scatter symbols, control buttons (Shift, etc.) where they see fit. I understand that between an operating system and another are keys that are not meaningful, but some kind of agreement should be able to achieve.
General Hardware (and remote control)
Here, I fear, I have little to add. Speaking of CPU, GPU, RAM, internal memory, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, etc.. depends on several factors, among which are the operating system to be used (recommend one type Free Symbian, Meego and LiMo, possibly half as Android free, but it is clear that the owners as iOS or BlackBerry OS go well), the destination equipment (high-end? midrange?) and the state of the industry-what chip is cheaper at what time, basically.
I think, well, that overall there is little to complain (they come 2.5 GHz chip, dual-core, no less). The bottleneck is still the battery, and there is not much to do, because the limits of that technology is moving much more slowly. Solar chargers could think or move … but I do not contribute much.
Just add an order to all mobile manufacturers to standardize the FM radio once. I figure that with time the TV tuner will also be standard, if they manage to avoid the external antenna. Add USB function-on-the-Go and offer the N8 (connect a flash drive or a direct camera phone), a front camera for video calls, and so on.
And mounted on a service that allows Wi-Fi similar to what it already offers DLNA, but showing the computer screen (perhaps with the Intel Wireless Display technology?). DLNA allows you to stream audio and video between devices (a TV or stereo and a cell phone, for example). LG, Samsung and Nokia support this service for years. But I want something that allows me to see the phone screen on the TV. Moreover what resolution should detect new’m using the monitor / TV and adjust what shows. After all, both iOS and Android and MeeGo are capable of handling standard desktop resolutions, and current chips are able to decode and record video FullHD problems so you should not (and if there are, well, this is a text in a blog, can solve it with words). The alternative is to use HDMI, which include multiple smartphones.