Before and After the iPhone
Before that there was diversity; after that there is a monochrome monotony.
Well, not exactly, but form is defined by function and one has to note that what a Nokia 3210 (the first chubby green phone on the upper picture) was made for is phoning — something I feel it would do even today better than a square, flat brick. It sat good in the hand, had fast comfortable keys and a very very long battery life.
And because this struck me the other day while looking at three images of an iOS, Android and mobile Windows interfaces, the latter is by far the cleanest, most consistent one. It’s a pleasure to look at.