In 2008, before iPhone, Android and Whatsapp hit the scene, I wanted to create a phone that used the messaging service Mxit in the core of it's operating system. The idea was to combine messaging over an internet connection with contact syncing and full integration into your mobile operating system, instead of having the free messaging as a standalone application. The phone would have been locked to the Mxit service and aimed at teenagers and developing country users. The central focus of the hardware interface was to reduce it to one keypad that acted as keyboard for typing, as well as directional and select buttons. The (0) key acted as a dock activator key, similar to the notification area in an Android device.