It just hit me that it is stupid that we have to carry around cables for connecting our super cell phones to computers. Technology is evolving to a point where we will be carrying around a single super duper cell phone, camera, ipod, calendar, web browser, video player…But I was just at a friends house and I desperately needed a memory stick to take some files home. If I had my smart phone cable I could have thrown the stuff on there, but i didn’t. Then I thought, why do we still rely on these stupid cables?..Why not take the simplicity one step further and build in a little pop out usb stick right into the cell phones so we don’t need to ever carry a cable around again?
Having taken apart my Blackberry 8100, I would have to say there’s simply no space for one. It would have to occupy at least 1/8th of the existing volume of this device, so you’d have to make it significantly bigger in at least one dimension.
The male-A to mini-B cable is so ubiquitous now I am surprised there was nothing you could unplug to plug-in your telephone. Usually people have at least something with a mini-B cable.