Nokia 7500 Prism

Nokia 7500 Prism

Nokia has just launched the 7500 Prism model in China, positioned as a fashion phone with a very unique keypad composed of diamond-shapes (alright, if you are that particular, diamond shape from triangles). It’s certainly a fresh approach to the standard keypad – some blog sites have been calling it fugly, but I actually quite like it. Not sure about the actual product/finishing, but from the glam shot, it gives a rather sculptural quality to an otherwise ordinary handphone.

I’m not sure where the designers got their ideas from – I’ve just put together some images that could’ve been the inspirations – clockwise from left: the Prada store in Tokyo designed by Herzog & de Meuron, a classic ladies Chanel handbag, and the Bank of China in Hong Kong. Or maybe… since this positioned as a fashion phone presumably targeted primarily at girls, it just stems from the old adage “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”?


2 comments so far

  1. Rachel on

    Nokia 7500 is fashionable mobile phone. Came across interesting review on Nokia 7500 at

  2. Gems Sty on

    Hi Rachel,
    Thanks for the link to the review.

    The review implies that the 8800 has the material quality to back up its mark-up for the design while the 7500 lacks a good finishing. I won’t compare the Nokia 8800 against the 7500 though – they each are iconic, and appeals to different market segments.

    The author did bring up a valid point about fingerprints/dirts on glossy plastic – though this is a perennial problem that you’d encounter practically on any high gloss devices (these monsters always look nicer as gallery objects as compared to objects of everyday usage).

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