Flip phones will always have a place in our hearts.
If there is one general criticism of today’s smartphones, it is that many of the models all appear the same, something that didn’t happen to old cell phones years ago. Terminals used to have charm and personality and when you take them out of your hand they exuded something unique.
Our favorites were clamshell phones. A design style that has prevailed over the years and has made the devices really stylish. A past of models.
This type of design has spawned some of the most beautiful phones in history and who doesn’t remember the wonderful Motorola RAZR, for example?
These are some of the best clamshell phones in history
If your first mobile phone was a smartphone, you won’t remember, but those of us who live in an era before Android and iOS We get a smile every time we remember one of these devices. GSMArena reminds us of some of them.
The first is the Ericsson R380, which was certainly ahead of its time.. It was released in 2000 and combined the functions of a cell phone and a PDA so we can say that it is almost what a smartphone is today. Of course, it didn’t have Android, it had Symbian.
If Ericsson was a company that made a lot of flip phones, the same can be said for Motorola, the company that started it all. An example of this was the Motorola A6188, A760, A780 and A1200. With these terminals, Motorola had a great idea and it was to put a small window on the cover so that I could see the main screen and know who was calling or texting us.
Time passed and companies continued to think about the designs of these terminals. As many of you know, text messages were written using physical keyboards, which had their advantages and disadvantages. Well, looking for the user’s convenience, some brands like Motorola, Alcatel or Samsung have done really crazy things with their new models – some really awful – by putting the QWERTY keyboard on one side and the display on the other.
From this madness, models like the Motorola Backflip emerged, kind of like an inverted laptop that frankly … practically nobody liked.
Gradually, the terminals with covers improved, not only in terms of performance, but also in terms of design. LG was one of the companies trying to bring this trend back and launched the Wine Smart, a smartphone with Android but with a lid. Of course your sales weren’t very good and is that so? what the user wanted in 2015 had little or nothing to do with what LG had just presented.
But if there is one flip phone that has been incredibly successful, it has been the Motorola RAZR V3.. This aluminum device from 2004 became the most popular clamshell phone in Europe. The success was so great that the company remembered that a few years ago a new “smart” version was released at a really absurd price.
The new Motorola RAZR is a smartphone with the soul of a classic that unfortunately did not manage to replace its legendary predecessor. Firstly for its price of 1,500 euros and secondly, because foldable Android phones still have a lot of room for improvement, so we’ll have to wait a few more years for them to become standard.
While this is happening We can open the storage drawer at any time and enchant ourselves with our vintage flip-top phones. There is no doubt that the market has changed, but the truth is that no other current device has managed to transmit as much as old phones.
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