After attending HTC's 8s & 8x event last week, I was struck by just how colorful the hyper saturated Windows Phone 8 offerings are. Compared to the white or black of the iPhone 5 and the white and blue grey of the Samsung Galaxy S III, they really do stand out… but is that a good thing?
One of the colors in particular that captured my attention was the bright, vivid yellow. While it's difficult to imagine this color gracing the next version of the Nexus or iPhone, it looks at home against the live tiles. At the Nokia 920 event I was given a pair of headphones in this very same yellow (sadly, no phone), and I love how easy they are to find in my tote. One of my friends remarked that the yellow reminds them of a highlighter, and now that they've mentioned it, I can't get day-glo highlighters out of my mind.
While I do love a pop of color in my home and on my accessories, I'm not sure how I feel about it on my phone. Do I want my phone to scream "notice me!?" Does having a bright phone make it more of a target, or is it a fun way to extend a bit of style into your tech? Although I don't quite have the answers to these questions yet, I am leaning towards "pure fun," and I am more than a bit intrigued by how different phones and software makers deal with color. It makes me wonder if perhaps Google is going to wow us with some fun color on their hero device come October—
What are your thoughts on brightly colored smartphones? Love 'em or leave 'em?
(Images: Joelle Alcaidinho)