From clamshell to multitouch, these cellphones made their mark -- for better or worse.
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Early efforts to build a fashion-forward handset didn't always succeed. Siemens' Xelibri line, for instance, was a design abomination that almost certainly would have made Richard Blackwell's Worst Dressed List, had one existed for cellphones.
Featuring eight oddly shaped handsets that never quite caught on with either the couture crowd or the rest of us, the Xelibri series vanished after a brief two-year run. Strangely enough, nobody wanted cellphones shaped like digital thermometers, powder compacts and other peculiar designs.
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
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