Cory Doctorow: I kinda stopped caring about mobile phone design and features a year or so ago. Don’t know why, but my interest just crashed. But Nokia’s forthcoming 7280 has piqued it again — it’s virtually the first genuinely novel phone design ideas I’ve seen in a long time.

The 7280 is a tiny phone intended for use as a “club phone” — when you get home from work, you take the SIM out of your bulky camera/calendar/smartphone and stick it in this tiny little keypad-less (voice-activated) twig of a phone with a small built-in camera and go out on the town. It’s just the right size for a night out on the town, and has just the right features for a lightweight communications context like being out barhopping.



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