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”?

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2 comments so far

  1. Rachel on

    Nokia 7500 is fashionable mobile phone. Came across interesting review on Nokia 7500 at
    http://www.g2bux.com/myaction.do?product=391

  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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