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13 Ugliest Phones of the Mobile Era

Stocks in this article: AAPL MMI RIMM NOK VZ MSFT

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Attractive phones are easy to find.

Ever since Motorola's (MMI - Get Report) Razr and, later, the Apple (AAPL - Get Report) iPhone, manufacturers have had to work hard on pleasing designs. Gorgeous, giant glass fronts framed in elegant black, sleek steel or shiny chrome, smartphones pack brains and beauty.

But not always. Before the mobile phone industry got all busy with design makeovers and tummy tucks, there were -- and still are -- some delightfully hideous phones that represented the other side of the beauty trend.

Nokia 7600

TheStreet has gone back through the past decade to dig up some of the best examples of designs that make you wince and stare in disbelief. The clueless stylings, the flights of fancy into odd shapes, the obsession with square versus rounded -- it is a wonderfully colorful history.

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Here are 13 of the ugliest phones ever in this century. And since beauty and its antithesis is in the eye of the beholder, please send names and photos of your favorite uglies to uglyphones@thestreet.com.

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