Stone Free wrote:From what I can gather, the Android OS seems to be the way to go. Can't believe the Nexus One doesn't have FM radio. Surely someone can make a phone that ticks all boxes.
With a large model range, they invariably don't. It's called marketing. Really, it's just a tiny computer so the software/firmware side is often the only major differing point, when you look at the guts of them.
Then, they need to decide shape/size/form factor, colour etc. And then, extras like camera quality, GPS, etc etc.
If they only have two models, and someone thinks they're too big, they've lost a sale. Apple are at one end, with a very narrow offering (but ppl can 'customise' their phone with apps). Traditional phone manufacturers, (Nokia, HTC etc) are the other end, with literally 100s of phones.
At the end of the day - think about what you are really gonna use it for. What are the must-haves. What are the nice-to-haves. And then go from there. I invariably end up with a lower spec phone than I expected.
Oh, and Google may have had something to say about the lack of a radio. Perhaps they're gonna have streaming audio? Or an iTunes? Or who knows what in their medium-future?