mid 2000's phone design was fucking wild
@tempo They do make LTE flip phones, I have one and like it a lot. It has data & tethers internet, so if I know I'm going to need apps when I go out, I can take a tablet. But a lot of times I don't! It's great.
@tempo specially Nokia had many wild designs back then, if I recall correctly there was a whole R&D unit working on new concepts. Some of them only didn't even got mass produced and were mostly seen at trade shows. See for example https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_7700
In the early 2000s Nokia was the coolest kid in town.
@tempo I remember most of those. The tech had reached a plateau, pre-mobile internet and phone cameras, so weird design was the only way to differentiate your product
@tempo What was the first Nokia called. I remember the other phones, but that one I never noticed. Looks brilliant
@tempo These are so much more cool than the modern phone designs, ultra-thin, foldable, glass-backed and such! Thank you for including image descriptions for these, so I could learn something new as well.
I found an old review for the Nokia 7280 and I am just tickled that it begins with the words “As part of the Nokia fashion collection,”
I f*cking LOVED the nokia 5510! Oh Boy, threw all my money, saved from birthday and Christmas, on some dude who sold me his used one. Wonderful days.
@tempo yeah there was the greatest design.. now we have just a screen..f someone sell Nokia 5510 or 3510 can PM me.
@tempo Nokia had some wild designs going on back in the day. Nowadays phones look so boring: basically big slabs of Gorilla Glass and plastic.
@tempo a friend of mine had that first one and it was wonderful. you entered text by scrolling the wheel through letters and then clicking it. it was faster than you may think.
@tempo I had the 5510 and it was fantastic for texting. Also had I think 128mb for MP3s which blew my mind
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