A Rant: Not Enough Choice When it comes to high-end 'smartphones'?
I think the 'smartphone' market is currently offering way too little choice. Especially in the high-end range we are very often paying for features we do not need...all in the name of 'convergence' and the chase for the iPhone-killer badge.
Years ago Nokia had the guts to launch a high end E61 without a camera and then shortly thereafter the E61i with a cam. There were great top-range phones without gps etc etc...
What I'm saying is this: if you needed a 2nd car just to drive the same two 10-mile routes daily, would you pay extra for GPS and a ski-rack?
Why can I not buy a phone with a great screen, speedy processor, shedloads of RAM and a keyboard but without a camera or gps? It's become so nutty that 2 years ago Samsung launched the Jet. It had GPS but there was initially no satnav software available and even Google Maps didn't work on it.
Rant out. Over to you... Any opinion?