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Nokia goes back in time for latest design

Roman numerals seem to be a trend in mobile phones.


When in doubt, go retro. It's a common refrain we've seen applied to other types of gadgets, so it's no surprise to see it in mobile phones as well. But an analog clock?

That's what Nokia is touting in its new 6555 line of 3G handsets, "echoing the timeless elegance of high-end luxury." Translation: Roman numerals. Like Toshiba and Samsung, Nokia seems to think that Roman numerals convey class; for all we know, maybe they do. As far as the digital side goes, this clamshell handset has a 6x zoom camera and a 16 million-color display on a 240x320 screen. It's the external clock, however, that you really can't miss.