DESIGN CHOICE: NOKIA

One of my prized possessions is a silver cigarette box that has passed through several generations of my family. You can tell it’s real silver because it looks crap within a week of using Duraglit. It’s also totally impractical because it’s the wrong shape to accept King Size Filtered cigarettes. But I love it.

One of my prized possessions is a silver cigarette box that has

passed through several generations of my family. You can tell it’s real

silver because it looks crap within a week of using Duraglit. It’s also

totally impractical because it’s the wrong shape to accept King Size

Filtered cigarettes. But I love it.



Love is not a word I’ve ever used to describe a mobile phone. They go

off all the time, they may or may not fry your brains, they’ve got an

incredible selection of really annoying rings and people seem to

specialise in having totally inane conversations on them. I also

specialise in losing mine on a fairly regular basis.



However, the Nokia 8810 is something I’d be tempted to try not to

lose.



For a start it’s pricey at pounds 399. It’s also been difficult to get

hold of, with a host of celebrities snapping them up including Prince

Naseem, Michael Owen, Kate Moss and Cher.



One of its attractions is that it doesn’t look like a mobile phone. The

palm-sized wonder (it weighs just 98g) looks very stark and simple, in

fact very Philippe Starck, and more thought has obviously gone into it

than simply providing a range of clip-on fronts to make your phone a

fashion accessory.



The additional benefit of being silver is that the Nokia 8810 perfectly

complements the Virgin Cola silver 500ml bottle, which is rapidly

becoming a classic in its own right. Nokia, the 8810 may become one

too.



Please may I have one!



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