I'm nostalgic for wild Y2K phone design

T-Mobile Sidekick held by a girl in a frame
(Image credit: Chis Weeks via Getty Images)

As a teenager of the '00s, I'm increasingly saddened by what we consider innovation in smartphone design these days. Just quite how excited everyone has become over a Barbie flip phone we haven't even seen yet is testament to how bleak things have got. Once upon a time mobile phone design was an exciting new frontier, and a potential pink flip phone would have been par for the course. 

My first phone was the trusty Nokia 3210 back in 2000, which was hardly known for its exciting build (more its indestructible design... and Snake, of course). But that was followed by an array of rotating, flipping and sliding beauties in an assortment of shapes, colours and orientations. 

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Georgia Coggan

Georgia is lucky enough to be Creative Bloq's Editor. She has been working for Creative Bloq since 2018, starting out as a freelancer writing about all things branding, design, art, tech and creativity – as well as sniffing out genuinely good deals on creative technology. Since becoming Editor, she has been managing the site on a day-to-day basis, helping to shape the diverse content streams CB is known for and leading the team in their own creativity.