i sent this mail to google today... there was a bit more in the original version. this is shorter one. just removed a few lines.
What I’m about to say is an idea that occurred in my head when I thought about the contact photos in my mobile phone. I own a mobile phone in which its possible to assign photos to the stored contact numbers. Its often a tedious task to assign the photos properly to the correct persons. But beyond doubt, it’s a very useful feature to see the image of the person calling or sending a message.
When I thought of possible ways to automatically assign the photos, the website orkut suddenly came into my mind. Wouldn’t it be really cool if there’s a phone feature that allows the phone to access the web site via GPRS etc; then automatically search and compare all the stored contacts in the mobile with that of a user’s friends on orkut.com (based on the mobile numbers of course); and assign the corresponding profile photos on orkut as the contact pictures.
Of course its not a universal solution to assign photos, but the rest can very well be managed manually through other sources. Now with extremely advanced phones hitting the market and mobile internet access being far too common, wouldn’t this idea be a really smart feature on a phone?