Tuesday, June 19, 2007

A blueprint for the perfect phone

Introducing the DUB phone ...

"The perfect mobile phone doesn't exist. I wish it wasn't true, but believe me -- I've looked high and low. Pick any phone on the market and you'll find something wrong with it. But rather than criticise what's on offer, I'm going to present you with what I believe is the perfect phone.

It's codenamed DUB -- design, usability, battery life -- and it's the fruit of years of observations. All the technology I mention in this article is available to use now and the specs aren't outlandish -- I've tried to balance them relative to what I think most people want.

Talking to people every day about phones, the four themes that come up time and time again are design, usability, features and battery life. The DUB phone fulfils these four themes in a hopefully straightforward way.

Many of the features I've given the DUB phone are currently available on different handsets, but no phone has all of these features -- yet. Think of this as a call to arms -- can any manufacturer rise to the challenge and make the perfect phone?"    (Continued via Crave at CNET)    [Usability Resources]

DUB The Perfect Phone - Usability, User Interface Design

DUB The Perfect Phone

2 Comments:

Anonymous Erik Dahl said...

I had many of the same issues when I was looking for a new phone. I was purposely downgrading from a smartphone. I wanted a light, durable phone with good telephony, extended battery life, and a well thought out interaction design. The closest thing I found was the MOTOFONE, which was developed for emerging markets. . There's a great mini-site under the "learn more" button that explains all of the ethnographic research that went into the design of the motofone. Unfortunately, its not yet available in the US, but this is definitely my front runner of phones. the learn more mini-site is definitely worth checking out.

6:19 PM  
Blogger Usernomics said...

Thanks Erik. That was a nice reference. Much appreciated.

7:55 PM  

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