What is your Ultimate Windows Mobile device? (made up from other devices)

I've been writing this blog article in my head for a while now so I thought I'd actually publish it!

When I ask people what their perfect device would be I always get the typical answer of something impossibly thin with near infinity battery life and every capability under the sun....

Obviously there are a lot of engineering challenges that prevent that device from being built.  Instead I thought it would be fascinating to take the best bits from various devices and create your own ultimate device. 

Essentially some pick 'n' mix engineering 🙂

So to kick things off here is my perfect device:

Function/Spec Device
Keyboard QWERTY - The Treo 750 keyboard - still for me the benchmark on QWERTY keyboarded devices.
Screen The Motorola Q9h screen - IMHO the best screen for use in daylight/sunny places
Memory 128MB (or more)
Processor HTC TyTN 2
GPS AGPS from the HTC Touch Cruise
Hardware Buttons Mute Switch from the Treo 750
Dedicated Camera Button
An OK Button
A Start Key 
Scroll wheel from the Samsung Blackjack (or i600)
Speakerphone Motorola Q9h - An often forgotten feature but one I use a lot for conference calls
Camera 3 megapixel - from the HTC Touch Cruise
Form Factor HTC Excalibur
Voice Quad Band
Data capability 3G HSDPA 7.2 - WiFi a must

My perfect device would be a mix of the Treo 750, Motorola Q9h, TyTn 2, HTC Touch Cruise, Samsung i600 in the form factor of the HTC Excalibur. 

Of course if some kind manufacturer wants to build this I'd be very happy 🙂

What is your ultimate pick 'n' mix device ?

Comments (10)
  1. How does the Xperia X1 stack up?

  2. John says:

    You forgot screen… gotta be 640×480 or better!  I’m dying for this!

  3. Hakan Forss says:

    My Ultimate Windows Mobile device would be a new kind of device:

    * Processor, phone (radio), GPS, WI-FI and large battery (at least a week’s battery time) would be in a larger belt mounted unit.

    * Rollout/folded larger screen, qwerty keyboard in one hand held unit.

    * Headset with long talk time.

    Everything connected with Bluetooth.

    When at the computer the device auto connects and I could control the device on the computer using the computer screen, keyboard and mouse for better UX and battery time.

    Outlook integration for making calls and sending messages directly from the contacts.

  4. Nuno Luz says:

    Go no further, I had a Treo 750v wich I loved, and now I have a Samsung i780 that tops the Treo and has a great processor, battery life, GPS, Wi-Fi, HSDPA/UTMS, and very usable QWERTY keyboard.



  5. AKoers says:

    My favorite device would have most features my O2 XDA Flame has now, like:

    – about 3" VGA screen

    – 500 mhz or faster processor

    – 2 GB of RAM wich I absolutely love!

    – USB host

    – tv-out (not a must but very geeky 🙂 )

    – 3G or better (HSDPA, HSUPA etc)

    In addition to the Flame features:

    – A slider qwerty keyboard

    – Windows mobile 6.1

    – AGPS

    – at least 2 days of batterylife with dataconnection on, wifi and bluetooth off

    – desktop quality webbrowser with YouTube, Flash, Ajax and so on

    – a nice, ladylike color like red with flowers or something

    And last but not least: availability within the next month or so… 😉

  6. Alex says:

    Totally agree with Akoers. Once you have used a 3" VGA screen, you won’t settle for anything less. Except that Flame doesn’t come with a wm6.1 upgrade.

  7. davidacoder says:

    I am at the total other end: I want something as thin and light as possible. The Benq E72 looks great on the web, but they don’t seem to sell it in Europe. The only thing missing, as far as I can tell, from it is GPS, which would be nice, and Windows Mobile 6.1 and a way to buy it. I find it really, really annoying that the small, thin form factor for Windows Mobile phones is sooo badly developed.

  8. kenetic charger (good call Loke!) and good battery life, pedometer (my wife! and me!) and a dedicated GPU.

    And 8GB or better of Zune storage.

    Real headphone socket.

    No bigger than an iPhone (in fact that’s pushing a little on the big side) and the screen must be scratch proof!

  9. Krash says:

    Offbeatmammal – I think you could improve on the Experia X1 with

    square buttons instead of triangular ones. Also I hope it has the

    four contact iPhone compatible 3.5mm headset with mic.

    davidacoder – buy the E72 on eBay. I think it is a beautiful phone except for the red racing stripes.

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