My Next Phone

After hearing Steve Jobs’ keynote at Apple’s MacWorld 2007 in San Francisco I am drooling over the new iPhone. I was so happy to see the Multi-Touch interface demonstrated. As I was very impressed with the original
Unfortunately, I live in Hong Kong and Apple is releasing the iPhone in the US with Cingular in June of this year, and not making available in Asia until 2008.

If you’ve read my previous post, you will see my list of features for my dream mobile phone. I guess I will have to settle with a Nokia E61 for now, as it has 9 out of the 10 features in my list. Then upgrade to an Apple iPhone in 2008.

This may be fine, as I most likely do not want to owe a revision 1.0 of the product and at the moment Apple’s iPhone currently has all 11 features but does not have UMTS yet, which Steve Jobs already hinted that it will.

My Ultimate Phone 2007

In anticipation of Steve Jobs’ keynote at the MacWorld San Francisco tomorrow Jan. 9, 09:00 – 11:00 PST, I like to share the features of my ultimate phone to have. This is a list that I had be composing for some time and building upon.

Here are the features in reverse priority: (with 1 being the lowest priority)

  1. at least 2M – 3M pixels camera with digital zoom and true flash
  2. QWERTY keyboard or an easy and intuitive method of entering large quantity of text (ie. Email bodies, etc.)
  3. supports WiFi (802.11b/g/n) and upgradeable to WiMAX (802.16e)
  4. at least dual mode: UMTS (3G or WCDMA) and GSM, support with the standard tri-band UMTS (850/1900/2100MHz) and quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900MHz)
  5. supports GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA and upgradeable to 7.2 Mbps HSDPA
  6. minimum display size of 2.8″ with a pixel dimensions of 320 x 240 pixels at 32bit colours
  7. 12mm or less thickness
  8. supports POP, IMAP, SMTP protocols and Blackberry Connect
  9. full Standards (W3C) compliant web browser that supports Javascript and FLASH
  10. standard PIM applications: Address Book (including multiple phone numbers, email addresses, and web address, Photo ID would be nice), Calendar
  11. synchronization with Apple’s iLife suite (iCal, Address Book, Mail, etc.) via Apple’s iSync software

The ultimate and most desirable feature would be “to have the Apple user experience in its interface”.

Will Steve Jobs make my dream come true on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007? We will just have to wait and see.