The perfect mobile phone doesn't exist. I wish it wasn't true, but believe me -- I've looked high and low. Pick any phone on the market and you'll find something wrong with it. But rather than criticise what's on offer, I'm going to present you with what I believe is the perfect phone.
It's codenamed DUB -- design, usability, battery life -- and it's the fruit of years of observations. All the technology I mention in this article is available to use now and the specs aren't outlandish -- I've tried to balance them relative to what I think most people want.
Talking to people every day about phones, the four themes that come up time and time again are design, usability, features and battery life. The DUB phone fulfils these four themes in a hopefully straightforward way.
Many of the features I've given the DUB phone are currently available on different handsets, but no phone has all of these features -- yet. Think of this as a call to arms -- can any manufacturer rise to the challenge and make the perfect phone? -Andrew Lim