Instead of having a nice long sleep prior to exam, the 808 decided to wake me up with its low battery chime (I’m a light sleeper on exam days). But what nicer thing to wake up to than a nice new concept Nokia that makes me reminisce about some older ones. This one takes us back to the delightful N97 form factor (which was brilliant, not the actual use of it) that we saw later with the N97 mini, E7 and N950 (the latter of which showed how nice this overall form factor is with a useable, friendly UI)
My Dream Nokia #80 is said to have a 4.5″ display that tilts out and partners with a slide out keyboard. The back is said to feature ‘Dual Xenon’ even though it’s LED. There’s also a 10mp camera with PureView. Oh yeah, the whole thing is Aluminium too.
The front design is somewhat (very ) iPhoney. But then again, I remember folks confusing my N97 at the time for an iPhone. Heck, people confuse my N9/800/900/920 for an iPhone. I guess any rectangle slab with round corners and a screen is iPhone.
When closed or from behind, it reminds me much more of the N97 more than anything. But from front view and in two separate halves, it just looks like a sliced iPhone 5.
I’d be more up for this form factor if it was more Fabula, no?
Cheers ms.nokia for the tip!