Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Scifi ninja phones
In a couple of weeks I'm going to Japan to visit my older brother and his wife. How fitting that NTT Docomo just announced some new phones, including three that run Symbian. I look at these pictures, close my eyes and float away into dreams of pink, yellow and green robots, blowing plastic bubbles, filled with some kind of incomprehensible magic electronic fluid. I'm absolutely convinced that if the people who designed these things are from earth, they must be from the future. Just compare these beautiful objects with the clunky things that Nokia call "multimedia computers". People are enthusiastic about the iPhone and the Prada phone, but these Japanese works of wonder make those devices look like they run on gasoline.