Nokia has traditionally been to mobile phones what Microsoft is to operating systems. In other words, the world’s dominant force in mobile handset sales. Last year saw that domination threatened by new manufacturers on the scene such as Samsung, and the resurgence of Sony Ericsson.
In trying to freshen up its staid image, Nokia introduced the Fashion Collection last year, based around design influences from the 1920’s. Three handset designs were launched as part of the Fashion Collection, the 7260, the 7270 and finally the 7280 that we are reviewing today.