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Phones are a lot like other products in that when you get the one you think you want, your main takeaway is to learn about what you want different on your next purchase.
My wife and I are always discussing key things we want in our next home purchase (like more garage space, for example) - though we have no plans to change houses anytime soon. That has been the iPhone for me. I knew immediately I didn't want one and knew that it wasn't going to change.
Why? The dealbreaker for me is the lack of an actual phone number pad, where you have to use softkeys to dial your number. I have that now. I hate it and will never get a phone again that doesn't have a physical number pad for dialing (except maybe a really small one that is totally voice controlled - but that seems unlikely in the near-term.)
So, in case any phone vendors are out there, or if you are influential with a phone vendor, here are my asks:
Now, in the cheapy version, that would be it. Wouldn't it be great to have that option? Of course, I do want a few other features which I think are implied. I think if the phone uses Windows Mobile, I probably get these automatically:
So, in summary, I just want a small, stylish phone, with Outlook scheduling and good Internet usability. It'd be nice if I could replace my music player with it, but I have no interest in replacing my camera or having a touch screen only.