Mobile phone designers come up fresh new designs for handsets with almost every release, making them look better, more fashionable than ever. Cool mobile phones make you stand out from the crowd and feature functions that are just as cool as their looks.
Cool mobile phone design
For many people, iPhones are the apex of cool mobile phones. Their flat, slim form factor, minimalist design and slick touchscreens have revolutionised the market ever since they first appeared in 2007 and has prompted almost all other mobile manufacturers to change their approach to cool mobile phone design.
However, a cool mobile can come in all shapes and sizes. LG in particular has developed a brilliant style for its cool mobile phones that has inspired many other mobile designers. Innovations pioneered on LG's range of cool mobile phones have included the first-ever translucent keypad, as well as cutting-edge collaborations with fashion houses. And you'd be hard pushed not to describe the feature-packed Android phones from HTC and Samsung as cool too.
Samsung's Galaxy range in particular has found favour amongst fans of cool mobile phones and has helped propel the Samsung brand as one of the coolest in the market.
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Cool mobile phone fashion collaborations
Working with a fashion house is becoming increasingly common as phone companies compete in the cool mobile phone stakes with the brand influence and input of top designers.
Samsung cool mobile phones
The Samsung Armani range of cool mobile phones team Armani branding with sleek looks and high-end features.
LG cool mobile phones
LG has also led the way in making cool mobile phones even more sought-after. LG's fashion house collaborations with Prada are every bit as stylish as you’d expect but also harness LG’s technological expertise to devastating effect.
Nokia cool mobile phones
Nokia and the phrase cool mobile phones go together like beans and toast. Cool mobile phone fans have been especially impressed with touches such as hiring mixtape legends Kruder & Dorfmeister and esteemed multimedia artist Fritz Fitzke to create special ringtones and visuals.
Cool mobile phones from Nokia have also blended materials never seen before in mobile phones to give them strikingly different look and feel.
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Cool mobile phone features
Along with new designs, manufacturers have added a host of cutting-edge features to cool mobile phones in recent years that are just as cool as the phones themselves.
Research In Motion's BlackBerry range, for example, offer owners the ability to send free instant messages with audio, video and text over a secure, encrypted connection. Some top manufacturers now even offer the ability to synchronise all your important files over the web with free online/cloud storage.
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What will cool mobile phones look like in future?
Prototype mobile phones give us clues into what cool mobile phones will look like in years to come. With many featuring radical designs, it’s likely that cool mobile phones will become less and less recognisable as mobile phones.
Concept handsets also suggest that cool mobile phones will be even slimmer and feature everything from an all over touchscreen interface to jaw-dropping form factors.
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