Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Nokia is eschewing the curves which they arguably brought to mobile phones in the first place and going all angular.
The Nokia Prism was unveiled at a fashion show in China. Yes, a fashion show, not a technology conference as might be expected. To be honest, the technology under the surface of this handset really isn't anything to write home (or a blog entry) about: Bluetooth, USB 2.0 (I like), EDGE, GPRS and Tri-Band.
But the design is rather original, no? I love it when visions of the future from decades gone by actually come to be realised, rather like this lovely slab.
I do, however, have one concern about the angles and this is:
Every pair of jeans that I own has a white line around the lefthand pocket where my phone has sat. It makes me all nostalgic, looking at an old pair of 501s which no longer do up to see the outline of my first ever mobile - a Siemens S8 - which this page informs us has such groundbreaking features as a "large 4 line display" and "99 name phonebook".
Look at those sharp edges on the new Nokia! A recipe for denim disaster, no?
Some more about the Prism:
From the Mobile Gazette
From the Register
and finally, for those of you who dabble in Mandarin, from Nokia