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It’s fair to say the smartphone has become an essential part of life for many people Why This Technology Blogger Does Not Own a Smartphone [Opinion] Why This Technology Blogger Does Not Own a Smartphone [Opinion] "Do you have a smartphone yet?" It's a question my friends ask often, and it's a reasonable one to ask. I make my entire living writing about technology, explaining how to use software and interviewing... Read More . They wouldn’t dare leave home without their iPhone, Android, Windows Phone or BlackBerry, and if they accidentally do leave it behind somewhere then their whole world quickly unravels. Hyperbole or not, people sure love their smartphone Are You Addicted To Your Smartphone? Are You Addicted To Your Smartphone? At one time, landlines and payphones were all we had--and we survived just fine, thank you very much. But now, it’s almost laughable if you don’t own an iPhone or Android, and for some of... Read More .

However, as much as anyone loves their smartphone, there will be aspects of their chosen device they wish were somehow different or better. There may never be such a thing as a perfect smartphone, but that won’t stop us trying to build one. At least on paper. Welcome to this week’s We Ask You all about your perfect smartphone.

Creating The Perfect Smartphone

We want to know, What Would You Include In The Perfect Smartphone?

This question was inspired by the unveiling of Project Ara Samsung Buying BlackBerry Denials, Google Reveals Project Ara Prototype [Tech News Digest] Samsung Buying BlackBerry Denials, Google Reveals Project Ara Prototype [Tech News Digest] Samsung wants BlackBerry, Google reveals Project Ara, Facebook restricts violence, Lightroom Mobile on Android, MySpace isn't dead, and why you should never rely on your smartphone alarm. Read More , a modular smartphone in the works at Google. Having a modular smartphone opens up all kinds of possibilities, not least of which is the capacity for every individual user to build the smartphone of their dreams piece by piece.

So, you, individual smartphone user, what would be an essential part of your perfect mobile device?


We don’t want to offer too many suggestions here, because instead we want you to delve deep into your soul and retrieve your own personal wishlist of smartphone features and upgrades. Whether they’re based on technology already available or features that only exist in your head and the heads of other daydreaming geeks 10 Famous Geeks Who Changed The World (Not Who You Think) 10 Famous Geeks Who Changed The World (Not Who You Think) If I have seen further it is by standing on ye shoulders of Giants. So, said the genius called Isaac Newton. What was true of one of the most brilliant minds of history should be... Read More .

This is meant to be your perfect smartphone, after all. So think big. Anything goes, although if your ideas are too wacky we cannot guarantee they’ll make it into the final design. Not that we’re actually going to make this perfect smartphone, you understand, but we will be using the best suggestions proffered to detail a kind of Frankenstein’s monster of a smartphone.

Would your perfect smartphone feature screens front and rear? The ability to be crushed and spring back to its original shape? An everlasting battery? A built-in breathalyzer? A digital SLR camera The Best Entry-Level DSLRs For New Photographers The Best Entry-Level DSLRs For New Photographers If you want to take your photography skills to the next level, or you know someone else who does, then there's no better way than to enter the world of DSLR cameras. Read More with interchangeable lenses? Multiple operating systems? The sky is the limit, people, so aim high and help us out.

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