This week's question turns to smartphone. The media had its work cut out earlier this month with the launch of Apple's highly-publicised iPhone 3G. The handset has already sold millions of units worldwide, and fellow smartphone competitor, BlackBerry, will soon be launching its retort in the form of the BlackBerry Bold.
Over the past few years, our fairly simple mobile phones have grown into pocket computers, and promise to do just about every task formerly allocated to our desktop machines. But, do they ultimately fall short of that promise?
We'll be the first to admit that some of these handsets are truly outstanding portable computers. Apple's iPhone is about as easy-on-the-eye as it gets, and its stunning looks are coupled with functionality that seemed impossible on a mobile handset just years ago.
Similarly, BlackBerry devices have become renowned as the ultimate mobile productivity tool for the business user. Even the likes of Nokia, Samsung and many others are providing no end of smartphone models to choose from.
Yet, despite the huge selection of smartphones available, has any handset quite managed to provide the perfect blend of portability, functionality and style? Apple's iPhone comes quite close, but to the surprise of many it still lacks basic features such as MMS support and stereo Bluetooth.
Clearly, different users have different opinions on what a perfect smartphone should offer. So, dear readers, we ask you, what constitutes a perfect smartphone? Is battery life all important to you? Or is a higher resolution screen more important? Are you unable to grasp typing without a haptic keyboard, or does a touch screen best serve your needs?
Share your thoughts in the HEXUS.community forums, and let us know, what would you want your smartphone to do?
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