For as long as cell phones have been around they’ve all had one basic feature in common: vertical symmetry. Some cell phones have a sliding screen that renders it partially horizontally symmetrical, but they’re predominantly used on a vertically symmetrical axis. The Nokia E2, a 21:9 cell phone, has dared to defy this long held norm.
Due to the fact that 21:9 phones lack visual appeal, they haven’t been as widely marketed as phones with vertical symmetry. They’re just too long, and shortening them would have only compromised their functionality. Thus, they were never sold to the public. The Nokia E2, however, has overcome these drawbacks.
Like most high-end phones these days, the Nokia E2 has a 12 MP camera that can take pictures and record videos with the quality of a digital camera, and a high quality screen and speakers let you watch and listen to anything clearly. It also sports micro SD and SIM card slots. And it also has a touch screen, of course. Yep, just like every modern day phone, other than its horizontal symmetry.
Now, a thing or two about the Nokia E2’s unique sense of symmetry: the difference between this phone’s design and the conventional design is that its width is greater than its height. Sure, you could say that about any phone by just rotating it on its side, but what qualifies the E2 as a horizontally symmetrical cell phone is that it’s supposed to be held that way. It’s a new and funky style, and the great thing about it is that it doesn’t suffer from the technological drawbacks that were thought to be imminent for models like this.
The horizontal symmetry of the Nokia E2 concept isn’t the only wacky idea for a cell phone to float around lately, so you might also want to see what you think of the LG Eagle Dual Screened Phone and the Mercator Hologram Cell Phone Concept.