Remember Those Bulky Old Phones? I hope You Have One Handy, Because… Well, Take A Look.

OK, I still can’t wrap my mind around this one, but I also have no reason to doubt it. The clunky old “feature” phones we were using up until a few years ago are now selling for more than the very smartphones which replaced them.

Select models of old Nokias, Ericssons and Motorolas can now get you up to Γé¼1,000 (┬ú810 or $1,360) a piece, we learn. And the most amazing thing is that people buy those things to actually use them as… phones! As I said, I can’t make sense of it wither, but apparently people like them because these vintage phones are simple to use, their batteries last forever and are virtually indestructible. That’s just weird…

1. Ericsson R290 Satellite, vintage 1999.

Remember Those Bulky Old Phones? I hope You Have One Handy, Because... Well, Take A Look.

2. Embracing the retro feel.

Remember Those Bulky Old Phones? I hope You Have One Handy, Because... Well, Take A Look.

3. It doesn’t get any more vintage than Nokia 8210.

Remember Those Bulky Old Phones? I hope You Have One Handy, Because... Well, Take A Look.

4. Motorola StarTac 130 was launched in 1998.

Remember Those Bulky Old Phones? I hope You Have One Handy, Because... Well, Take A Look.

5. Once again Nokia 8210.

Remember Those Bulky Old Phones? I hope You Have One Handy, Because... Well, Take A Look.

6. Yes, it’s a Sony.

Remember Those Bulky Old Phones? I hope You Have One Handy, Because... Well, Take A Look.

7. Nokia and Sony.

Remember Those Bulky Old Phones? I hope You Have One Handy, Because... Well, Take A Look.

Via The Daily Mail.

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