Cell phone usability

I thought I understood what clam-shell cellphones were about. You fold it up so that the buttons and the display are protected when not in use. I like that idea, I would buy one of those for sure. So why oh why (yes Motorola, I'm looking at you) would a designer take a clam-shell phone and stud the outside with buttons! I can't put my phone in my pocket without my keys setting it to speaker mode, or my sunglasses changing my selected ring tone. I know I could use software to lock out button presses, but why should that be necessary when the basic design of the phone should have taken care of this? Grrr...

Okay, rant over, sorry...

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Must have something to do with Ed Zander...8-)

Posted by Brian Utterback on August 15, 2005 at 05:18 AM PDT #

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