BACK TO THE FU­TURE

The ’90s called – mainly to lure you away from your smart­phone

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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?

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