It’s rare to see the word ‘retro’ associated with a mobile phone – apart from the sadly-missed Samsung P300 calculator phone. But today it was used again to promote the Alcatel Elle N°3 GlamPhone, which is claimed to be influenced by the plastic space age design of the late 60s.
I can’t say I’m entirely convinced, but I can see where they’re coming from, with the curved shape and white plastic exterior. But this handset, a collaboration between Alcatel and fashion magazine Elle, is much more modern than vintage. If you like the look of it, the GlamPhone will be available in a choice of colours, each with a colour screen, MP3 player, 1.3 megapixel camera and a matching Bluetooth headset.
No news of price as yet, but it’s likely to be fairly cheap when it arrives in June.