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Remember when mobile phones literally looked like bricks? Its safe to say that’s no longer the case. Now mobiles are not only incredibly thin, but after enlisting the help of designers they’ve become stylish too. This year Nokia teamed up with Fredrique Dubal to create the Nokia 7900 Crystal Prism.

About a month ago or so I received the Nokia 7900 Crystal Prism to try out and write about…so here are my thoughts.

The phone looks great but mine collapsed after two weeks and now it doesn’t even switch on.

As soon as I saw the phone I loved it. Dubal’s contruibution (he designed the print) is funky, vibrant and stylish. I adored the sparkling sapphire crystal central navi-key and I’m a fan of Nokia so the fact that it was easy to use was a bonus.

I loved that I could change the colour of the keymat and the accessories – a little pouch with a chain handle and a print bandana, were cute too. I hated that my current phone couldn’t hold much in the way of music, so the Prism, which has a built-in MP3 player and 1GB built-in-memory was a godsend.

But as I began to fall deeply in love with the phone, it started to play up. After a week of using the Prism I could only take calls using the loudspeaker function or the headset and after another week it just wouldn’t charge. So now it no longer switches on.

While I accept this could be a fault with the phone that I received, as a result I really wasn’t impressed. The Nokia 7900 Crystal Prism is super stylish, but in my opinion its not functionable.

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