My New D750 | August 29, 2005
After my little mobile phone usability dilemma I settled on a compromise. I wanted functionality and usability over style, but style was still very important to me. Rather than go for the gaudy orange W800, I noticed that T-Mobile had their own custom branded version, going under the name of the D750. While it was still nowhere near as nice visually as the K750, It had much more usable keyboard.
I know some of you don’t like the K700 for various reasons. However I personally believe, form factor wise, It’s a brilliantly designed phone. I think it’s a real shame that mobile phone vendors remodel each time they upgrade a phones capabilities. I understand that they do this in order to differentiate models and make phone purchasing easier on the consumer. It would be a real pain for instance, if you went into your local mobile phone shop and all the phones looked the same. However I think it’s a shame that this enforced redesign means when they finally come up an ideal form factor, it’ll only last as long as the next technical advance.
Design should be about innovation, but more often than not, it’s purely about differentiation.
Posted at August 29, 2005 8:32 PM