Entering the 21st century, in 2001, mobile phone technology began to modernize more rapidly than before. Color screens were the biggest noticeable change. The norm of black-and-white screens was broken by the arrival of the Nokia 8250 with its blue backlight.
A year later, phones with full-color displays were being released by major manufacturers. Examples include the Nokia 7650, 3510i, and the Sony Ericsson T68i. Since then, color displays have been the norm for each and every new mobile phone model.