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What would you change in the Symbian S60 phone book?

Via Darla – Tommy over at S60 blogs has a great discussion going about what people would want to change in Nokia’s phone book for S60.

My main point would be in usage aspects. When you look at the details of a contact, then do something else and later go to the phonebook again, it’s still in those details, not in the contacts list where you’d expect it to be. Also, the details screen wastes too much screen estate – you could easily put all the information on the screen at once, and add some color for readability (probably display it like a business card – now it’s more like the developer’s first draft after he pulled the fields from the database browser).

Another thing (which would need to be done in something like Outlook first) is linking of contacts. I may have different members of a family with their own phones, but they probably share a lot of the other data, like fixed line phone, fax and address. It would be nice to be able to link contacts to other contacts’ details like that, and just add stuff like mobile and birthday separately. Make that syncable online, and you have a killer app going. Add Plaxo and LinkedIn or Xing for added fun.

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  1. I would like that my contact name and number would be displayed together as in windows mobile or in old phones there is an option whether to show only name or to show the number as well. This is really annoying for some people to have only name and then click this name and view the number. Thanks.

  2. I would like that my contact name and number would be displayed together as in windows mobile or in old phones there is an option whether to show only name or to show the number as well. This is really annoying for some people to have only name and then click this name and view the number. Thanks.