Two things I'd love to see in my next mobile phonePosted by Dylan Beattie on 03 January 2009 • permalink
- When the phone's first switched on, it's locked. When the phone is locked, it display's the owner's name and number and - here's the twist - it can call certain predefined numbers. So if I drop it in the street and you pick it up, you can use it to call my house and tell me you've found it - but you can't use it for anything else.
- I want to be able to call my own phone (e.g. from a landline), enter a PIN, and switch it to Loud Ringing remotely - so next time I lose it somewhere around my house whilst it's on silent, I can reactivate the ringer from another phone.
Both are basic software features you can probably implement in any modern handset - they don't use any new hardware or infrastructure. I guess since they make it easier to find missing phones, they make it less likely you'll end up buying another one, though...