Fewer Choices, Better Products
There seems to be a never-ending race by Apple and Samsung et. al. to produce more and more new phones until every man, woman and child on the planet has had at least 3 at the same time, and upgraded a dozen times. They get richer, so do telcomms. We foot the bill for wanting bright and shiney things which can hold more pictures.
Neither company will gain hegemony in the mobile market. Any model in the last 2 years is fine – all the screens are good and sharp, controls are great, and it all works well.
What consumers and businesses need are smartphones which:
- Have long, long battery lives
- Are not a black box – you know what's going on with them
- Better protection against virus and malware
- More selective APPS -- only those that work, those that don't harm
- Less bloatware installed
- Lots of memory and storage
- Easier to manage contacts, and selective use of contacts
- Easier to make and mange phone calls
- A new shape, other than the "brick" which fits better in your hand and is comfortable to use
That's just my little list. What's on your list?