Thanks to the huge the success of the iPhone, nearly every smartphone on the market looks the same. Hell, just look at Samsung. They’ve been so “inspired” by Apple’s designs that they’re in multiple court battles with the makers of the Jesus Phone. Nokia is different though. They wear their “We’re from Finland!” badge proudly, and with the recent introduction of the Lumia 800 they really pushed the envelope of what’s possible in terms of industrial design. They could have stopped there too and simply released the Lumia 800 in black and/or silver, but instead they offered consumers vibrant colors like blue and pink. According to the French technology site MonWindowsPhone, two more colors are going to be hitting the scene: white and yellow. Now white has become popular recently simply because there’s way too many black devices on the market, but yellow? When was the last time you saw a yellow mobile phone?
We’re just two months away from Mobile World Congress, where we’re supposedly going to see a huge portfolio of Windows Phone devices from Nokia being announced. If they’re all different kinds of colors then do you think other companies like HTC are going to take notice and start doing the same thing? HTC has already tried to pass a plum phone in America, the Rhyme for Verizon Wireless, though it didn’t pick up that much attention. Part of that was because it was marketed quite strongly towards women, but it’s ultimate downfall was that it ran Android. Not for nothing, we love Android here at IntoMobile, but you still kind of have to be a geek to really like the OS and maximize its potential.
Anyway, should Nokia start selling banana phones are you willing to take a bite and try something new? Or are you a boring business person who wants to be taken seriously?
[Via: The Nokia Blog]