In over 20 years the Mobile phone has evolved rapidly and dramatically and if you look at the quality of today’s flag-ship phones – the Apple iPhones, the Samsung Galaxy range, the Sony Xperia’s – you would be forgiven for thinking that this evolution has been a smooth and successful journey. Some may argue that this is the case, some however may remember being told joy-sticks were the way forward or that the mobile phone had hit its peak with the birth of the flip-phone.
Here we take a look at 5, errm… “Interesting” mobile phone designs of yester-year that never quite took off. It’s important to remember that at the time of most of these creations, the mobile phone industry was very different. When it came to development, it was a real free-for-all with nobody really knowing what would break the mould and write a new chapter in Mobile Phone Technology.