Photograph by Dean Belcher
Not the Apple of Your Eye
The iPhone may not be the most ergonomic device -- since when does a glass slab fit nicely against a human head -- but at least it has a design that's simple, considering the impressive computing power and capabilities inside.
Previous mobile phones seem to suffer the opposite: complex designs on the outside, and not much going on internally to boot.
Here are some devices from the past decade that surely would have stood out in today's sea of Apple and Android smartphones. Whether that's a good thing or not, we'll leave to you.