Every now and again, we stumble over ideas that just make us think 'oh snap, wish we'd thought of that...'
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We may love Apple industrial design big-style at Red Green & Blue, but never let it be said that we don't appreciate quality design developed elsewhere. Case in point; Designer Andrew Kim has developed his own concept phone under the HTC brand, that checks pretty much every box we can think of. Quality, simple hardware which doesn't scream me2 iPhone; UI that borrows elements from iOS, Windows Phone Series 7 and, bizarrely, five's stings it seams; and some truly unique ideas that would bring something fresh to the shelf of your local Car Phone Warehouse.
It's all good, and HTC would do well to watch closely; we'll be doing likewise!
Heart on sleeve time: We love Apple. We're unapologetic iNerds, we're proud of it, and we'll happy bore you to tears over it as soon as look at you. Let it never be said though, that we can't apreciate innovation and creativity from its competitors...
Towards the end of 2010, Microsoft are telling us that they'll be releasing the next iteration of their smart phone operating system; Windows Phone Series 7. Forgoing the contrived name, Microsoft seam to be doing something their critics have accused them of failing at for the better part of a decade, innovating. Over the last month or so, we've seen a swath of previews and screen-shots trickle out from Redmond, and we have to give it to them, we're excited about a Windows phone for the first time since - well, the first time ever, really.
The latest previews present some quite granular detail around the way the OS will handle users' interactions with email functionality, and the mobile flavours of the Office suite. It's typographic, it's simple, it's fluid, and we're seriously hoping Apple are watching carefully.