Dear gents, I don't really want to reopen this discussion, because I came to the conclusion that this might indeed not be the right forum for it (@Eelviny ... I think you did hit the point).
But I would like the "techie Eve community" (like @pauliunas) to consider maybe three final thoughts for future development:
1) Don't immediately kill valid consumer wants and needs with irrelevant techie arguments. The discussion was started by arguing "less is more" and I put up a list of things I felt is not essential for a SMARTPHONE for my private use. Then I assumed that this might allow for some technical solutions that might in return lower the vulnerability of the phone, increase it's usability and save battery life. But I am not a tech experts and I never said I was.
2) I am in the luxury goods business myself, and understanding future consumer demand (in contrast to my tech wiz) is one of my core competencies. So please don't tell me there isn't a relevant market. If you do .. you don't have a clue. Within only 10 years from now, over 60% of spending in premium and luxury goods will be done by people of age 50+!!!! And an EVE smartphone will be a premium consumer good, won't it? So better think about that early.
3) Successful premium or luxury products are hardly ever (or shall I say NEVER) "specified" by techies. Because techies usually want to "integrate all that can technically be integrated", but that is not per se the "smartest product" and for sure not the one that sells best. That's why Apple became so successful ... they hid the techies in the basement But the sales on your future EVE products will eventually tell whether I was right or wrong. Just keep it in mind
There is a significant market for "curated", stress-reducing tech-products. Like a phone with no (or less) gimmicks, but still high-end and of course a "smart phone". For people that might need to be reached, read a text or mail once in a while, or need to get from A to B (Google maps), but don't see the purpose of watching youtube videos, gaming or similar on a phone. Significant people that are tired of carrying around totally oversized, heavy yet uber-fragile things, looking at wearisome color screens and item that constantly run out of battery. But apparently that's not EVE and that is fine. So @Nilotpal_Karan and myself will keep looking at other start-ups. Wish you guys all the best nevertheless. And thanks for letting me raise my thoughts and wishes (I hope EVE will set an example on this for other tech companies). Merry Xmas ... and a wonderful 2017. Cheers, R