Can you improve an HTC 7 Mozart with googly eyes?

That is actively an improvement in just about every way.

Once more unto the junk drawer of ancient phones, this time for a completely dead HTC Mozart 7.

Over time, and because I’ve reviewed a lot of phones over the years, I’ve built up quite a stock of seriously old, seriously decrepit bits of tech. Honestly, most of the time phone makers ask for their devices back, but not always, and I can’t use everything all of the time.

I’ve already tested out the Galaxy Note 3 for this not-particularly-serious test, so why not switch around mobile operating systems for a change?

No… not to iOS, although I’m pretty sure I’ve got an ancient iPhone kicking around here somewhere. How about… a Windows Phone 7 device?

Actually, this HTC 7 Mozart could be running any phone OS as far as I could now tell… because it won’t power on beyond a pure white splash screen. It’s dead, Jim. Sadly too, my original review of the HTC 7 Mozart is nowhere to be found on the web, although I did uncover this decade-old interview that mentions it over at Gizmodo.

That is actively an improvement in just about every way.
That is actively an improvement in just about every way.

The other nice thing about the HTC 7 Mozart — possibly the only nice thing about the HTC 7 Mozart — is that I can flip it over and see what the googly eyes look like from behind as well.

This is totally a phone with a monocle and an attitude now.
This is totally a phone with a monocle and an attitude now.

As always, this isn’t a serious effort in any way — I’m just having a little fun with gadgets before they head off to be responsibly recycled. If you’ve got old phones or gadgets kicking around, don’t throw them in the garbage — recycle them!

Author: Alex

Alex Kidman is a multi-award winning Australian technology writer, former editor at Gizmodo, CNET, GameSpot, ZDNet, PC Mag, APC, Finder and as a contributor to the ABC, SMH, AFR, Courier Mail, GadgetGuy, PC & Tech Authority, Atomic and many more. He's been writing professionally since 1998, and his passions include technology, social issues, education, retro gaming and professional wrestling.

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