I want a new phone. The menu interface on my SonyEricsson T610 is annoying and frustrating. Part of it is T-Mobile (a text message for each voice message isn’t necessary), part of it is SonyEricsson (a 12-step process for writing an SMS?), and part of it is me (highly critical behavior strategist & interaction designer).
I’ve already talked about how BluePhoneElite is a necessity in my world. I use it for all my SMS writing and 90% of my phone calls. With BluePhoneElite, I only need to touch the handset to talk – if my Jabra was charged up, I wouldn’t even need to do that.
The more I think about how I use my phone currently (dial-up internet, voice calls, some text messaging, address book and calendar back-up), the more I want the opposite of the Treo.
Rather than a pocket computer, I want a peripheral – something that’s nearly useless on it’s own. I’m thinking of the phone version of the iPod Shuffle.
Here’s what I’m looking for:
- No keypad, just a single button for dial/hang-up
- Bluetooth for voice, data, dialing, address book and calendar synchronization
- Voice-activated dialing
- Audio Caller ID
- No ringtones, just vibrate
- Call Recording
- Access call recordings, voice & text messages with a web browser
- That’s it. Nothing more.
If you’ve seen anything like this, let me know.