Seven Reasons Your Phone Looks Like It Does

Technology has blessed us with landline phones that look like footballs and Mickey Mouse ears for decades. So why do all of our mobile phones look basically, in the grand scheme of things, the same? Here are seven good reasons.


The knowledge, once again, is being dropped by Bill the Engineer Guy. But that soothing tone, Bill, doesn't excuse the fact that you're offering up a whole lot of explanations and no goofy novelty smartphones I can get free with a new Sports Illustrated subscription. [Make]



How exactly do they test the phone using an external antenna in the factory? Also, I know some Siemens phones have the antenna bit exposed where you could actually buy an external antenna and stick it on there.