Two interesting articles on mobile phone design showed up on my radar today, one, from the UK asks if "The dumb blonde phone is here to stay?". It's an analysis of the 'battle between form and function' currently raging in the cellphone industry referring to the trade off between features and styling. The other, from the US, discusses in detail the rising trend of cellphones as fashion accessories and the increasing importance of design as the differentiator. So the question remains, is design important or not? And if so, for whom?