AllAboutSymbian has a feature by Krisse, who “looks at why $50 phones are revolutionary while $500 ones aren’t, and then describes what the very last smartphone ever made will be like.”
Here’s one possible vision of the day smartphones stop growing up:
– All your files and applications would be stored and accessed online, the smartphone’s only major task would be to run the internet application/browser so you can access those files and apps when you’re on the move. The online apps would include all communication and media functions, as well as navigation, payment, timekeeping etc.
– The internet connection would be fast and reliable enough to stream all your media files, and the connection’s latency would be small enough not to be noticeable to the average person.
– There would be cameras in the phone which would have such high resolutions and frame rates that the human eye wouldn’t be able to distinguish between them and upgraded models, so upgrades would be pointless.