DIY phone cases, faster charging, saving broken cables – you’ve heard all the most common tips out there. But hidden gold? Roll-up smartphones of the future? And have you ever wondered why all phones look the same today? They are rectangular, they have bigger screens and fewer buttons. But some of us still remember the era of smartphones in all kinds of weird shapes and sizes.
The Motorola V70 blew everyone’s mind in 2002 with its 360° rotating keyboard. It looked like a fidget spinner long before those were ever a thing! In 2003, we got the Nokia 7600. This phone was shaped like a teardrop, and the keyboard was placed awkwardly around the screen in the middle. The 2004 Haier P7 Pen Phone was a phone shaped like a pen that, ironically, didn’t work as one. So what happened to all those futuristic concepts?
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Rear of original iPhone: By Robert Scoble, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7040627
Motorola V70: By Allo002, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20488698
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