I miss the times when phones looked good
@selea my favorite was the Sony Walkman w810i. I never had it though. It was the phone of my dreams.
@selea I miss the times when manufacturers tried to do cool things with the design of phones. Think of the difference between Nokia, Motorola and Sony Erickson from back in the day. They were all wildly different and really cool.
@selea @kev well the thing is that most of the user interface moved from hardware to software thanks to the touchscreen. So where old designs played with the layout, shape and colour of buttons, that’s now all done in software because that’s where those things are now. Makes the hardware more boring but the software arguably more interesting 😅
@kev Two of those companies don't even exist as their original entities anymore. The last phone I really enjoyed having was the Moto X (first generation, curved back, with finger dimple), mine was white front and navy back. I would love that size and form factor with the current edge to edge screen.
@kev definitely agree, I meant in the smartphone era that was the last phone that I actually liked the design on.
Early 2000s were a great time for industrial design of phones and there were so many unique form factors too. The Nokia ngage was a beautiful phone (never had, but coveted one) and even that had smart features.
@selea I miss the flip phones era. Sure they broke a lot, but boy did they look cool. The new folding touch phones in this generation don't look as good as the flip phones we've used in the past.
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