Yes, Let's Hit The Max, Dual Core Is Just A Stop On Our Route
Yes, But It's Not Going To Get Too Much Better
No, I Don't Need More Than 1 GHz, I cannot Notice It
No, There Is No Point To Kill Batteries For Nothing
Dual-core processors are supposed to be more efficient. As nano micron technology get's better, our processors get smaller. This is probably why dual-core processing is entering the mobile device market so quickly.
Smaller processor = lower power consumption.
As for the front camera, I do have a wife and two kids. Though i do not have to travel for my job, hearing their voices is enough when I am away for something else.
As far as flask goes, I do believe that the D1 can not use flash to its full potential. That does not mean that is does not work it just lacks fluidity(if that is a word). Once you put flash on phones with the higher processor, you do not even notice and hiccups.
I agree with a post someone placed earlier, they should put some solar panels on the phones, like calculators that at the least help reserve power when the phone is idle. Then 2ghz processors will be truly outstanding and last at least 15-18 hours a day on average for all users, light and heavy.
The responses in this thread demonstrate the main problem with cell phones these days. You want something that can stream music, edit excel files, chat with a loved one with voice and video, play video games, and have internet access. THEY HAVE THAT, IT'S CALLED A LAPTOP. THEY DON'T GET 48 HOURS OF BATTERY LIFE EITHER.
People expect people to do the exact same thing and more than laptops with better battery life in a smaller package. If they'd start being a bit more realistic with their wishes the 24 hours of talk time might become a reality. Then you're probably looking at an actual solid workday's worth of heavy use.
I guess I'm a little old school, in that in my business travels I carry a laptop, cell phone, extra batteries for both an MP3 player, and chargers. I've never been on a job or in a country where I haven't had access to a power outlet, or not been prepared. Then again I guess I'm a little old school in that I expect out of machines exactly what they're capable of. If I screw up and forget my extra extra battery and I'm not able to make a call or access a file, its MY fault not my cell phone or laptop's fault.
Then again that's me I'm a middle aged man, that choses to be accountable and uses statements like "I forgot my extra battery" rather than "MY cellphone didn't have the ridiculous battery life i expect out of it for no legitimate reason.