Another thought: It seems to me that the form factor that needs to die is the one we today call the smartphone. Why not just put phone capability into a 7-inch tablet like my Galaxy Nexus and let that be my phone, with some kind of Bluetooth earbud or wired headphone to go with it?
Really? Really? Have you ever held the Samsung Galaxy Note in your hands? Did you feel ridiculous holding it next to your ear? Of course you did. You can’t even hold it in your hands properly without the thing fumbling around. And it only has a 5.3” screen. Only. Now imagine carrying a 7” gadget around as your main device.
Tsk, tsk, Dan Lyons.