Proctele apps in the App Store

Proctele apps in the App Store
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Nokia Squared

There's a new Nokia and it's called Nokia X2. Perhaps the proper name is "Nokia Squared" or "Nokia multiplied by 2". At any rate, it does have that distinguished ice-block Nokia look.
This device is for those of us who like the rectangular form. The box is rectangular and the buttons on the screen are big squares:
I think it's very good looking! To me it's a true Nokia design: uncomplicated and clean.

The most astounding about it is that it's NOT a Windows phone, but an Android phone. The first Android phone from Microsoft since Nokia became 100% Microsoft owned.

Here's some key data: 4.3" screen, 1.2 GHz dual-core CPU, dual-SIM.

I love all those beautifully designed shiny smartphones, whether it's from Apple or Nokia or Samsung. Great designs, but, they wouldn't survive long in my breast pocket, if it weren't for those anti-slip covers I always use. There are some great covers for sale, but they all defeat the phone designs! What is the point of a perfect design that is always covered up in some kind of case? I suggest Apple go for an anti-slip phone a.s.a.p. I suspect the solution may not be so much a design feature as a material feature. I wonder if it's possible to make a material that shines, but doesn't slip.