Remember when mobile phone design got really, really weird?

Nokia phones
(Image credit: Nokia/Future)

Smartphone design is nothing if not predictable these days. The iPhone 14 looks exactly the same as the iPhone 13, which looked almost exactly the same as the iPhone 12, which looked – you get the idea. 

What about before? People tend to remember the time before smartphones as a world of brick phones like the Nokia 3310 – but there was a strange wilderness between these eras when thing went a little... weird. And now, Twitter is digging up some of the strangest phone designs to grace the mid-naughties. (Check out the best iPhone 14 deals if you're looking for something a little less wild.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.