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Designer reimagines iconic Nokia and Ericsson phones, upgrades them with Android and Windows Phone UIs

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Designer reimagines iconic Nokia and Ericsson phones, upgrades them with Android and Windows Phone UIs
Nokia’s 3310 and Ericsson’s T28 were among the best phones money could buy about 15 years ago. Today, of course, their small, monochrome displays, their chunky bodies and obsolete features don’t make them too attractive. But what if, in a parallel universe, the Nokia 3310 and Ericsson T28 ran Windows Phone, or Android? Well, designer Martin Hajek teamed up with German website Curved and reimagined both handsets, endowing them with smartphone interfaces: Windows Phone for the Nokia 3310, and Android for the Ericsson T28.

The Nokia 3310 was reimagined in two versions: one with a color display, and another one with the old (yet considerably larger) monochrome screen. Both have a 41 MP PureView camera on the back - this is something that Nokia itself imagined earlier this year as an April Fools prank.

As for the re-made Ericsson T28, this, too, has a large monochrome display - which makes Android look quite interesting. Take a look below (as you can see, some images compare the 3310 and T28 to Apple's iPhone):


sources: Curved, Martin Hajek

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posted on 31 Oct 2014, 23:45 13

1. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


It certainly looks better without the modern operating system. Some things are just not meant to be 'modernised', they just look better the way they were made:)

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 00:40 4

3. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


+10. It's rare that a "designer" ever designs anything that is good. Most great designs come from people who aren't "designers".

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 00:57 11

6. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


No...

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 01:12 12

7. erikiksaz (Posts: 170; Member since: 22 Apr 2010)


That is the dumbest f**king thing I've read on here, ever.

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 04:11 4

13. noler (Posts: 322; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


No Brain, No Pain.

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 00:45

4. ishan.heru (Posts: 69; Member since: 31 Aug 2014)


Old is Gold !!

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 00:08 1

2. hafini_27 (Posts: 870; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


I want an xperia Arc with today's specs

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 01:45 1

9. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


...and screen-to-body ratio

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 04:06

12. flipjzn (Posts: 252; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


^this doesn't so bad at all! :)

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 04:13

14. shuaibhere (Posts: 1983; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Xperia arc is best ever designed phone according to me....
I would love to get one with 5" 1080p screen with s805 and 2gb ram...

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 00:47 2

5. Bozzor (Posts: 169; Member since: 02 May 2012)


You know, a 3310 body with 2G/3G/4G capability, huge battery and that LCD matrix screen would have a freaky appeal...

posted on 02 Nov 2014, 23:44

21. ilani (Posts: 89; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


I was thinking the same thing!

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 01:17 2

8. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


I like their take on the 3310; certainly much more ergonomic than todays phones...

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 01:47 1

10. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


I'm starting to wonder if there can be a monochromatic version of Android for e-ink displays...

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 03:54 3

11. Settings (Posts: 1467; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Actually
https://onyx-boox.com/shop/onyx-boox-lynx-6-8-eink-e-book-reader-google-play-android4-bloetooth/

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 07:46

15. Malcolm.Merlyn (Posts: 129; Member since: 28 Sep 2014)


I would like to uninstall Settings.................... and use terminal for everything.

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 19:50 1

17. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Thanks, Settings, that Boox Lynx is cool!

E-ink is awesome and battery-friendly.

There was a Russian phone some time ago that had it with Android, but I'm not sure what ever became of it...

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 19:56

18. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


I think I've seen that phone before as well. Too bad the UI was sooo laggy

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 16:17 3

16. remtothemax (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 May 2012)


...why is there an iphone?

posted on 02 Nov 2014, 01:29 1

19. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Both Nokias (and the third actually-modern one, which looks like it directly inspired iph6's design) and the Sony Ericsson look better and nicer to use than the iphonie.

posted on 02 Nov 2014, 08:10

20. SupermanayrB (Posts: 428; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


I had the T28. The RAZR before the RAZR. We couldn't talk on our phones on the floor so this phone fit perfectly in my hand to where it couldn't be seen.

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