Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Sep 2012 23:41 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless If there's one thing I miss in the current smartphone industry, it's design. Honest to good, real design. We basically see one boring slab after another, void of any true identity, whether it's iPhone, Samsung, or any of the others. In this boring world of grey, black, and the occasional white, Nokia is the jester, coming up with its own unique designs and crazy colour selection. Today, the company unveiled the Lumia 920 and 820 to continue this trend.
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There is a thriving industry of covers for those boring iOS and Android bricks. It provides bread and butter for hundreds companies that do design in the first place. Seriously, ladies can choose different iPhone covers to match their clothes and accessories (if they want to), not just their lipsticks. For many, phone brick is a commodity, it's like a motor in your car (it does not need to be pretty).

That's an excellent point. People like to customize. I don't. To me, a phone -- even the best of them -- is a boring appliance. But never underestimate the number of idiots out there who want the latest crap shoveled at them by Apple, Google, etc. And further, who want to add some ridiculous bling cover with Hello Kittys or Ninjas or D&G or anime crap. Honestly, I realize that a lot of people are trapped on this consumer treadmill, but it is incredibly boring.

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