Very futuristic :P I guess even a dual core 1,4gHz ARM isn't going to do you much good ;P
Why the hell not? Think about the sort of computers we had ten years ago... of course, I'll be running modern software on it, but not all of it is so resource hungry.
Fixing an Android bug with your Android device ^^,
I also write notes on the phone but I'm careful as to what I write as it can be a security issue. Assuming the phone is lost or stolen.
PS: I destroyed my last phone, and didn't recycle. They don't provide very good recycling facilities here in West Australia. It's something that's council dependant as some councils provide such features in their locality. Slowly getting there as I notice the nearby shops have can / glass / bottle bins now but that's about it...
Though, knowing that, phones will start to see the same problems of compatibility in time. The same problems that PC platform has experienced in decades. This is why I believe phones will hit an advancement wall. Mobile technology has just been playing catch up, they're not really improving as such... I don't think people understand smart phone limitations. In time the limitations will be more obvious. Maybe it will be more obvious when the technology catch-up calms down...
As long as you know what you are putting on a stock android image it should(TM) be fine in my experience.
Battery life isn't great compared to a "feature" phone but not horrible. GPS is really the big killer from what I've seen. When on 3G and using gps for navigation it probably will, depending very heavily on signal strength, only last 6-8hrs by my estimation. Of course this was also keeping the screen on (auto brightness) and gpu usage fairly high to draw the all maps.
If I leave data on all day(both wwlan and wlan) with only occasional gps is is usually(TM) around 20-25% at days end. Not horrible, but we know Apple and Win7 have done better. I'm assuming it is Java so there seems little Goog can do about it now...well, if they used native code for THEIR apps then at least you could get an android experience that had good battery.