I was just watching MTV, when a classic track came on “Degrees in Motion – Shine On”. If you don’t know this hands-in-the-air classic from back in the day, I’d encourage you to hunt it out. Degrees of Motion also did another track called “Do you want it right now”, which is probably in the all-time Top 10 dance tracks, but that’s another story…..
Anyway, the lead singer I believe was called “Biti” (no, no, not “Bitty” like in Little Britain, you strange people!). In the video she was wearing some head apparel that was (a) difficult to describe and (b) er…. outrageous. In fact, it was verging on the ridiculous, even factoring in the decade, and the fact it was a dance video.
This got me thinking, I wonder what the most outrageous design for a Mobile was? Hmmmm, well given lots of manufacturers play it safe and shoot for candybar, there are not that many candidates, but I’d like to offer my vote – and then readers can feel free to chip in with theirs……
So my contender is the Nokia (yes, really!) 3650 – for two reasons. The first being that the keyboard layout would take a rocket scientist to be able to use easily, and the second being that with very few exceptions, Mobile devices should not be available in Gold!
Of course without these designs, we couldn’t push the envelope of consumer acceptance, so in a strange way we owe a debt of gratitude….
There we have it then, my entry in to the Mobile hall of fame for outrageous handset designs – what are yours?