| Emailthis TrendEmail | Full Article (TrendHunter.com/id/178590)

Top 100 Phone Trends for 2012
From Instagram Parodies to Embroidered Phone Cases


By: Armida Ascano (Rockstar) Jan 17, 13
{SummaryTitle}

Phone trends of 2012 prove this was the year the cell phone became more than a communication device, or even an accessory; it became a part of pop culture. For years, people’s phones have deviated further and further from their initial purpose. In 2012, phones became widely recognized as cameras, computers, fashion pieces—by the end of the year, phones stopped being a medium for discussing current news or humor and became the subject of news or humor themselves.

An example of this is seen in the hilarious site ‘HeTexted,’ which prompts users to share screenshots of text conversations so others can decipher the “texting language.” Instagram changed the phone industry for good in 2012, with numerous camera-specific phone attachments, such as the Gizmon Clip-On Lense, putting the emphasis on a mobile device’s photo capabilities.

Whether you’re in the industry or not, sifting through these microtrends is sure to spark some ideas. If you’re looking to deep dive into the world of phone trends, check out our Phone Trend Report.



Source: trendhunter



Related Trends:


DIY Paper Speakers
TrendHunter.com/id/137682



Cartoon-Inspired Smartphone Covers
TrendHunter.com/id/165694



Personalized Pop-Up Phone Protectors
TrendHunter.com/id/162777



Concealed Compartment Phone Covers
TrendHunter.com/id/137918



Compact Computing Timepieces
TrendHunter.com/id/170153



Instagram Throw Pillows
TrendHunter.com/id/149205



All-Inclusive Phone Cases
TrendHunter.com/id/173748



Card-Holding Phone Cases
TrendHunter.com/id/159222



Cellphone Plug Charms
TrendHunter.com/id/162533



Seriously Studded iPhone Covers
TrendHunter.com/id/155919



Remixed Corporate Logos (UPDATE)
TrendHunter.com/id/137370



Sleek Smartphone Charger Cases
TrendHunter.com/id/146209



Sinister Smartphone Shells
TrendHunter.com/id/168396



Skater Smartphone Covers
TrendHunter.com/id/142314



Sci-Fi Device Protectors
TrendHunter.com/id/169186



Comedic Canine Telecommunications
TrendHunter.com/id/148400



Eco Smartphone Protectors
TrendHunter.com/id/138580



Complete Camera Smartphone Concepts
TrendHunter.com/id/147676



Edible App Icons
TrendHunter.com/id/146400



Hide Pocket Phone Cases
TrendHunter.com/id/170768



Aluminum-Framed Phone Cases
TrendHunter.com/id/164079



Hilarious Instagram Parodies
TrendHunter.com/id/149493



Ductile Donut Docks
TrendHunter.com/id/154738



Elegant Smartphone Shells
TrendHunter.com/id/169486



Powerless Phone Chargers
TrendHunter.com/id/171972



Pocket Monster Phone Protectors
TrendHunter.com/id/137753



Latched Smartphone Covers
TrendHunter.com/id/140221



Pop Culture Mobile Icons
TrendHunter.com/id/160328



Cellphone Embroidery Sets
TrendHunter.com/id/157377



Chiseled Bamboo iPhone Casings
TrendHunter.com/id/165883



Notification Phone Covers
TrendHunter.com/id/162062



Solar-Charging Cases
TrendHunter.com/id/137981



Smartphone Car Stereos
TrendHunter.com/id/141034



Slim Solar-Powered Smartphone Sleeves
TrendHunter.com/id/157645



Smartphone-Oriented Jewelry
TrendHunter.com/id/148505



Canine Smartphone Covers
TrendHunter.com/id/144281



Retro Digital Workstations
TrendHunter.com/id/150700



Retro Canvas Cases
TrendHunter.com/id/141946



Literary Smartphone Chargers
TrendHunter.com/id/170720



Vintage-Patterned Phone Protecters
TrendHunter.com/id/164794



Accordion-Like Smartphone Cases
TrendHunter.com/id/162176



Dating Mixed-Messaging Blogs
TrendHunter.com/id/171398



Touch-Sensitive Waterproof Cases
TrendHunter.com/id/158790



Frosted Phone Covers
TrendHunter.com/id/151291



Intrinsic Camera Phone Attachments
TrendHunter.com/id/154146



Graphic Wooden iPhone Decals
TrendHunter.com/id/168071



Simulated Manicure Apps
TrendHunter.com/id/165713



Slick Sixth-Gen Smartphones
TrendHunter.com/id/161596



Android-Operated Cycles (UPDATE)
TrendHunter.com/id/138794



Smartphone Photo Handles
TrendHunter.com/id/150095



Rainbow Smartphone Camera Cases
TrendHunter.com/id/147922



Diverted Attention Infographs
TrendHunter.com/id/163651



Designer-Patterned Protectors
TrendHunter.com/id/155511



Smartphone-Controlled Timepieces
TrendHunter.com/id/149199



Coffee Cup-Inspired Smartphone Covers
TrendHunter.com/id/145479



Smart Phone Projectors
TrendHunter.com/id/163243



Rugged Smartphone Protectors
TrendHunter.com/id/163895



Cardboard Smartphone Speakers
TrendHunter.com/id/153581



Smartphone Photography Totes
TrendHunter.com/id/141308



Multi-Tool Smartphone Protectors
TrendHunter.com/id/168493



Mobile Finger Painting
TrendHunter.com/id/143534



Transparent Time Keepers
TrendHunter.com/id/162482



Damage-Resistant Mobile Devices
TrendHunter.com/id/164430



Bulletproof Smartphone Covers
TrendHunter.com/id/149616



Natural Smartphone Sheaths
TrendHunter.com/id/139573



Strikingly Sophisticated Smartphones
TrendHunter.com/id/139063



Regenerative Phone Protectors
TrendHunter.com/id/139203



Smartphone Polaroid Cameras
TrendHunter.com/id/166784



Do-It-All Timepieces
TrendHunter.com/id/153782



Mobile Backup Batteries
TrendHunter.com/id/138705



Mobile Heath Monitor Add-Ons
TrendHunter.com/id/138169



Screen-Cleaning Cases
TrendHunter.com/id/152548



Corporate Giant Charts
TrendHunter.com/id/151359



Deceptive Phone Protectors
TrendHunter.com/id/161205



Mobile Usage Stats
TrendHunter.com/id/159401



iPod-Converting Applicators
TrendHunter.com/id/164135



Comparative Media Graphics
TrendHunter.com/id/163063



Social Media Smartphone Concepts
TrendHunter.com/id/155263



Photo-Sharing Service Graphs
TrendHunter.com/id/144410



Projector-Equipped Smartphones
TrendHunter.com/id/144453



Tubular Tablet Audio
TrendHunter.com/id/143168



Swiveling Camera Concepts
TrendHunter.com/id/141855



Suctioned Smartphone Stands
TrendHunter.com/id/142868



Heavy-Duty Tablet Holders
TrendHunter.com/id/143598



Pocket-Peeping Handsets
TrendHunter.com/id/140041



Mini Cyborg Phone Docks
TrendHunter.com/id/168719



Couture Tech Protectors
TrendHunter.com/id/139450



Snapping Camera Stands
TrendHunter.com/id/143622



Intoxicating Smartphone Sleeves
TrendHunter.com/id/144652



Stickable Smartphone Cases
TrendHunter.com/id/151721



Defaced Billboard Marketing
TrendHunter.com/id/140129



Cable-Carrying Mobile Cases
TrendHunter.com/id/137281



Endangered Animal Covers
TrendHunter.com/id/143452



Gangster Smartphone Protectors
TrendHunter.com/id/146666



Luxuriously Soft Tech Accessories
TrendHunter.com/id/166389



Transparent Smartphone Designs
TrendHunter.com/id/139234



Smartphone Comparison Infographics
TrendHunter.com/id/167426



Pepper Spray Phones
TrendHunter.com/id/143778



Video Business Cards
TrendHunter.com/id/138362



Feline-Wrapped Techcessories
TrendHunter.com/id/140793




Copyright © TREND HUNTER Inc.. All Rights Reserved.