Feature fatigue annoys mobile users

There’s an interesting post about “feature fatigue” on mobile devices by Steve Smith at Mobile Insider, based on a study by the CMO [Chief Marketing Officer] Council.

I particularly liked this comment by Smith:

I think that mobile content would do well to get over itself. Let’s face it; having in-hand my headlines, email, games, MySpace, etc. just is not that important. Mobile data is convenient, which is different from important. Important is connecting with family and friends, which is why we learned to navigate phone interfaces to begin with, and why low-tech SMS is the mobile cash cow that mobile TV can only dream of becoming.

Smith goes on to argue for “a seamless, solution for image-sharing and posting that is baked into the operating system of a phone”.