BACK TO THE FUTURE
The ’90s called – mainly to lure you away from your smartphone
Does your phone teleport? Has it worked out what you want for breakfast yet and whose calls to block? If you’re craving simpler times, then the antidote has arrived: throwback phones are in resurgence. Yep, those primary-coloured devices from the ’90s and noughties that flipped open and had tactile buttons are back, only with added mod cons (Wi-Fi, data, maps and the odd app). Leading the way is Nokia’s 8110 4G iconic yellow “banana phone” (formerly of The Matrix fame), complete with Snake and a hefty battery life – 25 days on standby. There’s also the BlackBerry Key2, featuring the brand’s signature qwerty keyboard, and rumours are rife of a Motorola Razr reboot. Next up: MP3 players that are also cinema-style projectors?