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

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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21 Comments

1. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 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:)

3. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

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

6. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

No...

7. erikiksaz

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

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

13. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

No Brain, No Pain.

4. ishan.heru

Posts: 69; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

Old is Gold !!

2. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

I want an xperia Arc with today's specs

9. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

...and screen-to-body ratio

12. flipjzn

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

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

14. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 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...

5. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

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

21. ilani

Posts: 90; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

I was thinking the same thing!

8. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

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

10. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

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

11. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

15. Malcolm.Merlyn

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

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

17. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 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...

18. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

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

16. remtothemax

Posts: 260; Member since: May 02, 2012

...why is there an iphone?

19. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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.

20. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 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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