Now you're talking like a problem solver
Get this man a job at Apple.
I don't know about you, but I couldn't have been much more disappointed than I was in the Motorola iTunes phone. Then again, even though I used a Motorola know, I have to admit that the interface is just awful, so Moto probably wasn't the best choice to add even more functionality to phones that don't even operate smoothly in the first place
Fortunately, I just use my Razr to dial friends and take calls, and couldn't care less about all the whistles. To me, it's just a phone, albeit one with a lovely form and a terrible keypad that I suffer gladly.
Admittedly, I like innovative design as long as it works well, even at times if it does not add any real functionality, so long as it doesn't make something less usable. Then again, that is a bias that I share with many. A true early adopter, I guess, which has left me with more than my fair share of new tech toys that didn't work too well, like my Duo 210 and my first Denon CD player. I am even one of those who wants the next iBook to be a tablet, something that raises the hackles of many, but unlike the tablets available that people point to, I want one that really works, with a great OS adaptation and handwriting recognition that hums. In essence, I want a tablet made by people who have thoroughly rethought the tablet, just like the folks at Xerox Parc did with the computer.
Agreed about the hinges. This phone is full of challenges, and given the chips it would require, along with the disk, I am not even sure that it all could be crammed into this phone, certainly if it is to meet radiation regulations. LOL
Still, I think that there are a lot of people that would love this phone, just as there are many who lust after the Mercedes 300SL Gullwing. Was that practical? Mmmm. Did the doors hold up? Ask anyone who owns one. Are they great? All in the eye of the beholder, and I do love them. Then again, try opening the door on a Ford GT40 in a parking lot. You will need two spaces or remain a prisoner in your car. Still, at the dealer near me in St. John's Wood, they get them in from time to time, and they leave the lot quite quickly at a substantial premium. This phone isn't Falling Water, where I could well imagine curling up for a weekend with a great book or three, but it sure makes me more excited than the Slivr, and excites something in me that triggers that elusive emotion we call desire.