sjgcit: DPR - smartphones do allow extra memory to be added. No idea why you think otherwise.
Consumer wants : Phone with good camera.
Consumer gets : average camera with ... whoops.
It's still asking the consumer to carry two devices when they want one.
Consumers don't care if it can run Android, let alone which version of Android. It could run DOS if it did what they wanted.
Can't tell if this thing has an audio-out socket. If it doesn't it would be a HUGE fail, as that would mean no MP3 playing.
In case Nikon et al haven't noticed all Apple or Nokia or the rest of them have to do to make a better product is add a zoom lens in a phone. All Nikon et all have to do is build a phone, get it certified and make deals with carriers, which is a lot harder.
I have this in store now. No headphone out, and no micro USB charger. You also can't use the device while it's charging, which is surprising considering Android phones do this with ease.
Lawrencew: surely the most obvious glaring omission is that it doesn't work as a phone. It does everything else, so why not make it a phone as well.
I would have bought such a device in a flash if it did so I only have to carry one device.
Yeah, but it would also cost a lot more as a phone, not to mention having to build relationships with mobile carriers, get regulatory approval, etc.
It doesn't make sense. This whole "one device" thing is a bit useless. I'd rather have a few devices that do things superbly than one device that does everything poorly.