Industrial designer Jin Le predicts that in five years, people will be sick of ultra-tiny mobile phones and will want to return to the rotary-dial designs of yesteryear. So she cooked up this design, of a cell phone that is nothing but a rotary dial. Yes, you really have to dial numbers — but you can use buttons to turn it on and off. Another designer's take on the circular cell phone after the jump.

Michael Lant designed this pocket-sized mobile phone gem, which looks like a cross between a digital watch and the alethiometer they use in The Golden Compass.


Circle Phone Going Back to Simplicity [via Design Corner]