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11 of the weirdest and wackiest phone designs ever

CNBC Logo By Arjun Kharpal of CNBC | Slide 1 of 12: With smartphones all looking very similar these days, you might think there's a lull in design innovation. Cast your mind back over the past decade-and-a-half and experimentation and innovation were running wild, with phone makers looking to create the next hit product. This led to odd-shaped mobiles with very interesting features. CNBC spoke to an avid collector of old phones Ben Wood, the chief of research at CCS Insight. Wood helped CNBC compile a list of some of the weirdest and wackiest phone designs ever, as the Mobile World Congress (MWC) kicks off in Barcelona.

11 of the weirdest, wackiest phone designs ever

Some of the weirdest and wackiest phone designs ever

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