Just read news about Apple iPhone. It wakes other phone-makers up with new technologies that are currently unheard in phone industry. Let me quote from the apple website :
iPhone’s accelerometer detects when you rotate the device from portrait to landscape, then automatically changes the contents of the display, so you immediately see the entire width of a web page or a photo in its proper landscape aspect ratio.
The proximity sensor detects when you lift iPhone to your ear and immediately turns off the display to save power and prevent inadvertent touches until iPhone is moved away.
An ambient light sensor automatically adjusts the display’s brightness to the appropriate level for the current ambient light, thereby enhancing the user experience and saving power at the same time.
Other features are common, except the iPhone is just 0.46" thick. wow! Not to mention this phone is using Mac OS X as its operating system, comes with Safari Browser and Google Maps, Yahoo Mobile, etc. Cost? \$499, but only available in US for the time being.