been looking at features that should be standard on phones, the basics that dont seem to be so basic right now(ok, the worldphone thing isnt basic, but from what i've seen in forums a LOT of people would like to see it standardized). it is not specific to any carrier or manufacturer(i do mention HTC phones, specifically for comparison sake). please sign on, my hopes are that it can then be sent on to several manufacturers(provided enough people show support) and that said manufacturers will improve their offerings. my own thoughts compiled while reading through suggestion forums, with my own interpretations. not my own thoughts; found in forums 1) the technology is out there now to make water-proof electronic devices without making them bulky or heavy. the digital camera industry has been developing and implementing this for some time now. please follow suit. the ability to not have to worry about dropping my phone in a puddle or some lummox spilling their drink on it while it's on the table would be great. 2) front facing cameras: please make them standard. 3) processors: stay ahead of the curve. unless you are just trying to throw out something for the pre-pay crowd, there is no reason to use processors that are slower than the current standard(which i believe is 1Ghz, moving to 1.2Ghz) 4) onboard memory: should be measured in GB, preferably double digits. but honestly 8GB would be a good basement. this is in addition to, not in place of an SD slot. 5) radios: please include CDMA and GSM to enable global use(keeping up with changing standards of course in the move to 4G). this is a suggestion that seemed universal in the other threads i read. WIFI:time to add wireless N. FM radio as well please. 6) size matters: i like the features on the EVO 4G, however, it's a bit too large for my taste and the kickstand seems to me to be just another bulky moving part. i like the way my Hero feels and stows. i dont want a big-screen TV, i want a smartphone. i know that a LOT of people will dissagree with me on this one, but im sure there are those who will agree as well. 7) twin phones: i know that there are a lot of people who cant live without a physical keyboard. i cant live with one. the Hero can be credited for this, smooth, sleek and the keyboard not only works great but can be replaced with a simple trip to the "market". that said, it would be wonderful if similar phones could be released with the key difference being one has a physical keyboard and one does not.