In case you missed it, Eric Migicovsky, the founder of Pebble, wants to bring back the small Android phone. He’s gone so far as to put together a website and begin collecting signatures on a petition. It’s a great goal — as a smaller person, I like smaller phones that even I can use with one hand. However, Migicovsky’s wishlist paints a picture of the small Android phone that never was. It glosses over some pretty big issues that stand in the way of bringing back beloved small phones.
Now, I’m not going to sit here and tear his wishlist apart. I’d love to see the phone come to fruition. That said, it’s important to sit back and think about why small phones went away in the first place. After all, if the market was genuinely clamoring for them, don’t you think we’d still have a few to choose from?