Published February 27, 2024

The Debate Over App-less Phones: A Skeptic’s Perspective

"Deutsche Telekom and introduce an innovative AI concierge designed to streamline user experience by eliminating the need for multiple apps."
The Debate Over App-less Phones: A Skeptic's Perspective
Credit: Deutsche Telekom

In a world where mobile applications have become an integral part of our daily lives, the idea of a phone without apps seems almost inconceivable. However, a new phone concept set to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2024 in Barcelona challenges this notion, presenting an app-less phone powered by artificial intelligence.

The result of a collaboration between, an artificial intelligence company, and Deutsche Telekom, the app-less phone aims to revolutionize the way people interact with their devices. Instead of relying on a multitude of apps, the phone utilizes’s Natural AI interface to dynamically create interfaces on-demand, effectively eliminating the need for countless applications.

According to Jonathan Abrahamson, chief product and digital officer at Deutsche Telekom, this new approach signifies a shift towards a more human-centric smartphone experience. The vision is to create a “magenta concierge” for an app-free and human-centric smartphone, simplifying the digital experience for users.

Real-life use cases will be integrated into Deutsche Telekom’s T Phone, showcasing the practical applications of the app-less phone concept. Additionally, another version of an AI smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Reference Design will be showcased, with on-device AI processing promising faster, more energy-efficient, and better-customized user experiences.

Despite the promises of a more streamlined and human-like interaction with devices, the transition to an app-less future may not be as seamless as anticipated. The question remains whether consumers will readily embrace this new way of interacting with their devices.

As the Mobile World Congress gets underway, the unveiling of this new phone concept will shed light on the potential challenges and opportunities presented by the shift towards app-less phones. The debate over the future of smartphone technology continues, and only time will tell whether consumers will fully embrace this innovative approach.

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