What if the Nokia 3310 and Ericsson T28s were smartphones? Beautiful renders show us the past re-imagined

What if the Nokia 3310 and Ericsson T28s were smartphones? Beautiful renders show us the past re-imagined
What if the past wasn't what it was? What if some of the most popular phone devices ever created were not featurephones, but smartphones instead? This isn't just a rhetorical question, at least not today, for we have two dozens of absolutely stunning renders of the Nokia 3310 and Ericsson T28s that paint exactly that kind of picture.

Created by 3D designer Martin Hajek, we found something absolutely mesmerizing in these renderings, perhaps because the devices in question don't look half bad even by today's standards, and despite occasionally being shown off in the company of the iPhone 5s. Whether this is the nostalgia in us talking or not will be for you to decide.

Anyways, both devices are shown off with interfaces that make sense today – Windows Phone for the Nokia 3310 and Android for the Ericsson T28s. For whatever reason, however, the 3310 received more attention, for while both UIs were rendered in a bit more authentic, black-and-white, the 3310's is also then rendered in color. 

Without any further ado, jump right into the slideshow gallery below and take a peek for yourself. Let us know if you, too, liked what you saw.



source: Curved

FEATURED VIDEO

17 Comments

1. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Hell yea Nokia 3310 As a smartphone , BUT runs Android please! That what will Nokia do very soon .... 2016 getting closer and closer

14. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

hmm, let see New Design, New Team, and New OS. Exciting 2016

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

then huge battery backup...

4. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

The Ericsson T28s is not a Sony-Ericsson phone. It was released by Ericsson 2 years before the joint-venture was created.

12. dancheung77

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

That phone was one of the thinnest at the time, so much memories:D

5. DurTeeDee

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Fund it

6. irbaaz

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Its not late do it. You put 41mp camera at back haha

7. RajRicardo

Posts: 483; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

It looks more like the Kim Jong-un's version of nuclear bomb.

8. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

This is old PA

11. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Yeah, and these "let's pretend what this would look like" articles are somewhat inane - I wish they would stop.

9. adeeb

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

I don't understand when people tell nokia should have android not symbian or windows, then how would it be nokia,if ur so mad about android I am pretty sure there are too many options to consider ur device from.

10. Malhar

Posts: 49; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

Exactly

13. SanteriAT

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Soooo... Where can I buy these?

15. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3098; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Circuit City

17. dancheung77

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

haha good one

16. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

I like the 3310 design.

18. Chrisyahya

Posts: 59; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Chuck norris will happy to get this as his 3310 replacement.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.