Have the scroll wheel go through the most recent unique contact phone numbers rather than all recent calls.
This would show only the most recent instance of a call for each individual contact’s phone number. This way the small available screen size would show the most desired names. I can read it faster, scroll through faster, and make the call I need with much less distraction.
I have so many phone contacts that searching by name using the scroll wheel is simply impractical – by the time I’ve read the list of names (without taking my eyes off the road!) it times out and reverts to the regular display.
This means I use Recent Calls a lot – but there’s still a problem! Frequently I end up having a string of calls from the same person, which fills up the display and requires scrolling and reading. More distraction.