A dumbPhone returning in the SmartPhone era.
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Did anybody else think that a non-smart phone would ever return to the market? I never did. Smart phones have been the catalyst for most of our modern technology today. Once our high tech phones we’re released I never believed that people would ever want to buy a dumb phone again. Nokia is releasing a new version of a phone called Nokia 3310. This phone has the capability of sending text messages, making phone calls, taking two mega pixel Photos, and even playing the throwback game snake.
When I was in elementary school I was so excited to get a phone, my parents decided that I was old enough to respect the Technology that was presented to me. I got the classic Sony Ericsson sliding phone. It is still today at one of my favorite phones I’ve ever received, it was so simple that you didn’t have to stress out about social media or responding to emails. Everything was much simpler before the smartphone. I purchased two more phones before I got my first iPhone. The iPhone was a game changer, you had the ability to touch the screen making the world a much faster and easier place. Never again have I texted on a QWERTY keyboard. The iPhone can do many things today, you have your own personal assistant that can answer and respond to many topics. All of your social media accounts are all accessible on your iPhone.
You would think that with all these amazing Applications and abilities from smart phones that you would never want to go back to a classic mobile phone again. But according to Elizabeth Shassere, “the UK, 93% of people have at least a dumb phone. But 29% don’t have a smartphone, and 34% of those don’t use their handset devices to access the internet. What’s more, 19% of adults don’t have either a landline or mobile internet connection.”
“The new Nokia 3310 takes the iconic silhouette of the original and reimagines it for 2017. The custom designed user interface brings a fresh look to a classic, whilst the 2.4” polarized and curved screen window makes for better readability in sunlight.” When you can take a classic design and evolve it into a more modern Technology that is impressive. Although the phone isn’t touchscreen, the battery can last up to 31 days, my iPhone battery can’t last 24 hours.
I grew up on the classic phones that couldn’t do much, but we’re still amazing. I will never forget that feeling when I got my first cell phone; today kids in school already have the latest and greatest technology. I wouldn’t want my child have an iPhone when they’re in school, I think that there’s too much technology that is available for the younger generations. This classic phone might be a Great idea for younger kids that can’t handle iPhones.