I think you're right. But you know, phones are going crazy, who knows what's coming next?
This discussion has focused on cellphones overtaking the role of the carputer. And someone earlier, I think, hit the nail on the head, AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN! Integration with the car will always be a drawback, cause there is no IEEE for car interfaces and never will.
I sure would like to see a "phone"-phone, though. I'd like something I could use in my ear all the time (but inside the ear (and over your throat perhaps, so you don't even need to speak aloud), like those in-ear headphones), completely voice activated (all bluetooth protocols supported, you control your phone, media, home theater, the car, etc.), no keyboard or pad or anything. Just display numbers in my watch or whatever. Now that's a phone. Back to "basics".
I disagree on that. The aim should be complete and transparent communication/integration between the systems (with the proper obvious safety and privacy in place, meaning, you can't change your car ECU settings nor your daughter can access unfriendly sites, etc.). But things like media, A/C, nav, phone, should be completely open and transparent and in sync. At least that's what I'd like to see.You don't. Contacts should probably stay separate, and nav, well we just save all route files to the main Tablet so their accessible there.
Amem to that.
This hobby's not going away, either.