Eclipse Design Phone: Is Simple Better?

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Here's another design from Rune Larsen, the designer of the Easy as Pi phone. All the phone has is a standard keypad and a pop-up see-through LCD.

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This makes us wonder. Are people actually interested in higher megapixel counts, more memory, more connectivity, more media playback, and more everything in their phones? Or do they only want one like this, simple and for phone-use only? What's your reasoning for each?

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For us, we'd like as many features as you can cram into a package. Damn the torpedoes—and battery life.

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DISCUSSION

bourgeoisie
bourgeoisie

I'd like to see the ability to customize the phone's menus and applications more (such as hiding the feautres you don't need/use.)

People keep saying there's this huge untapped market for the "Phone-only" phone, I disagree. There is a market for cheap cell phones, but I think a lot of the supposed "Phone-only" market falls under this category. People just don't want to look like jerks for having the cheapest cell phone around.

There are simple phones out there. What's wrong with ignoring the things you don't need? just like ignoring commercials for products you don't need when you're watching tv.

Ex. Samsung t509

http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/phones/De…

Ex. Moto Razr

http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/phones/De…