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A Wish List of Features for the Next Round of Cellphones

As mobile phones reach a plateau of innovation, what can we expect from the next generation of mobile devices? Here are six features that could help move mobile technology forward.

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HTC Android Phones Sport AMOLED, New UI layer

HTC announced two Android phones, both featuring a new version of its HTC Sense UI layer. The HTC Desire is a modified version of the Google Nexus One (or vice versa), featuring a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and a 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED display, and the HTC Legend is a mid-range upgrade to the Hero....
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BlackBerry Users Get Amazon Kindle App

Amazon brings its e-book reader software to BlackBerry mobile phones. The Kindle ecosystem has increasing competition, though.
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Under the Hood with MeeGo

Some may be surprised by the merger, announced this week, of the open source Maemo and Moblin projects, given their architectural differences. Maemo targets ARM, while Moblin aims to enable devices with Intel Architecture (commonly "x86") processors.

Put aside that difference, though, and the projects are peas in a pod. Furthermore, given that the Linux kernel supports more than two-dozen architectures, can't open source app stacks evolve beyond architectural boundaries? Sure they can, and many have.

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Samsung Unveils First Bada Phone

Samsung announced the first smartphone based on its Linux-based Bada operating system, and the first phone to offer both Bluetooth 3.0 and 802.11n. The Samsung Wave is equipped with a 1GHz processor, a 3.3-inch, 800 x 480 & Super AMOLED& display, plus the TouchWiz 3.0 UI layer, says the company...
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