Ugly, uglier, ugliest: abominable phones that should have never existed, but yet did

Ugly, uglier, ugliest: abominable phones that should have never existed, but yet did
We love original product design. In a world of greyish slabs, new ideas stand out and are always welcome. Some of the products we remember, though, just took it too far.

We don’t have a triangular tablet yet for a reason. What’s strange, though, is that those devices listed below are quite real, and were sold for a lot of money back in the day. Some of them even aspired to lead the way for others.

It never worked that way, and if you’ve ever looked about examples of what one should NOT do in product design, take a look at the gadgets below.

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47 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

Nokia 7280 ugly? It looks sexy and innovative to me :/

2. wendygarett unregistered

And pa removed the moto xoom lol :)

27. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

xoom isnt half as ugly as these phones!

42. 8logic

Posts: 153; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

i wanna see you use it............ lol

3. weinerslav

Posts: 126; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Geeee this is a slow day, lets insult someone! I had the 3650, the 7600, the 7280 and 3 xelibri phones, I don't see the need to call them ugly just because they are different, I actually still use some of them from time to time. I guess we are all different and to some of us the iphone is just plain boring and not a religion

13. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I had the 3650! It was such an awesome phone, with lots of cool features and apps back then!! How I used to love it! PA, dont dare say its ugly!

15. weinerslav

Posts: 126; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Agree! It actually was the phone I used for the longest time, 1 year and a few months, that is impressive for me lol, usually I change phone after 6 months tops (yeah, it probably is a disease lol)

14. troutsy

Posts: 375; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Wee-ooo0 Wee-ooo0 Wee-ooo0 Uh oh, fun police are on the scene... everyone turn down the jokes.

17. weinerslav

Posts: 126; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Joke? Oh my... we have a really different concept of what is funny...

4. predator93

Posts: 122; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Optimus VU?

5. redmd

Posts: 1872; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Nokia could release these weird designed phones because they dominated the market then and people went crazy over these as I was lol. that was then but now things are different.

6. aldridhl

Posts: 76; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

At least there was variety and creativity back in the day..

7. wando77

Posts: 1166; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I think the Samsung one looks quite a good phone for girls.

8. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I loved the 3650

9. cretinick

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

My girlfriend had the Nokia 3650! She still keeps it. And she loved the phone. For the tecnology of that time, the Camera was realy good! She still has pictures taken with it in her flickr account.

43. 8logic

Posts: 153; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

but why a circular keypad????????

10. androidisbaws

Posts: 74; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

Where's the iPhone?

18. dirtydirty00

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

i was actually thinking the same thing... the original was ugly as heck now looking back at it...

25. ncv144

Posts: 126; Member since: May 04, 2012

in my opinion, the original had the best design, and the 3g/3gs was the worst, you really had to love the aluminium back of the original iphone.

19. weinerslav

Posts: 126; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

AhAh, it's funny because it's true! LOL

11. squeeb

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Wow those are some god awful phones...save for the 3650, not half bad. Never actually used one to type a txt though...

12. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

lmao at #11!!!!!

41. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I can't stop my self laughing also at # 11

16. zaryab_hussain77

Posts: 104; Member since: Jun 30, 2011

ln 2020 PA will add Galaxy S III to worst design phone of past

33. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I hope you're being ironic here. But in case you're just another shallow, crazy Nokia sh!!p (blind Samsung hater), I can tell you that there's more thought and sense put into S3 design than you're capable of understanding. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6zAqnJiTAE&feature=youtube_gdata_player It's a BEAUTIFUL phone

35. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

It has a pretty common design. It's rectangle just like almost every other phone out right now and a screen. It looks fine the way it is. Looks like a normal phone by todays standards. Here's a site that has a picture of a Lumia, Iphone, and GS3 together. http://www.leawo.com/blog/2012/09/iphone-5-vs-galaxy-s3-vs-lumia-920-%E2%80%93-which-one-is-your-cup-of-tea/

20. jibraihimi

Posts: 800; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

7600 was very cool looking phone back when it was released.........it was great phone, and many people used to own it in my country at that time, but it was more popular among people trying to look more cool..................... Phonearena, seeing ur list I can predict one thing, that in 2020 Galaxy S3 and galaxy pop is sure to make this great list.........

21. timtimity

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

Fair play to the manufacturers for releasing these phones. Some of them might not have looked that great but at least they had the guts to release something completely different.

22. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Honestly, All Nokia's phone that you have listed were AWESOME.

23. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Lmao, that last phone is really the cream of the crop. Precious article

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