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The childhood phones that broke our hearts

Nokia 3210

Do you try to remember the fantastic previous times? When individuals had serious values, the streets were harmless at night time, and The united states was great? Me neither. But I do recall the joyous cell phone models of the previous.

In the outdated times, my expensive, just before every single handset was just an great display screen, phones came in all sorts of designs and measurements. Most of them ended up hideous and stupid, but at least they had appeal.

A lot of of these cellular gems are in the Cell Cellular phone Museum. The selection of in excess of 2,000 designs has been meticulously transferred to an online exhibition, with pictures dripping with nostalgia and aspects on every single unit.

The internet site has got the TNW editorial team wistfully reminiscing. Here’s how we had our hearts broken by aged handsets.

Már “Aggressively Noughties” Másson Maack


While scrolling by means of the museum, I was out of the blue reminded of my lengthy-forgotten appreciate: the Nokia 3200. All right good, I’ll admit its buttons are utterly absurd, but the aggressively noughties structure will always have a particular area in my coronary heart.

It was the to start with cellphone I had and it was way cooler than all the other crap on the marketplace for the reason that it authorized me to truly express myself. Fundamentally, you could clear away the outer casing, which was produced of see-by plastic, and put in any type of printed track record.

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So the natural way, I was by significantly the coolest child in university, rocking a telephone with hand-drawn models (or at least my mom imagined so).

Anouk “Groovy Shapes” Vleugels

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