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Released in 2002, it was a major design twist up from the original Nokia 3210 and 3310/3330 devices that were commonplace among all early-adopter phone users. It was rugged in design and allowed for bumps and scrapes. With a rubber shell, it was designed solely for those who were outdoors and in the thick of it with nature, and included a thermometer for no good or apparent reason except that Nokia simply could.
One of the 'dullest' looking phones in the gallery, the Nokia 2300 had a similar shell to the best-selling Nokia 3210 but included an odd, almost unthinkable keypad that was frankly downright ugly.
The keypad looked like a mish-mash of a child playing with Spirograph, and half like a convoluted set of Venn diagrams. Half pink and half purple, the handset can be left to discontinuation pasture as one of the simplest yet strangest devices Nokia has ever developed.
The Nokia 3220 was a simple device -- released in 2004 -- that quite literally lit up the lives of those who used it. While it did not have much in terms of software or features -- it had a basic camera, a 128 x 128 pixel screen, and basic messaging -- the LEDs fixed to the side of the phone would flash different colors based on different activities.
While the physical design of the phone wasn't too shocking, the key feature of the phone was a vertical strip of LEDs at the back. When a message was programmed into the phone, waving the back of the device in the air would produce letters, words and symbols spelled out in lights. It was a gimmick and nothing more; nonetheless, it was a unique selling point for the phone.