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Rebooted phones combine retro designs with modern technology


Retro rebooted phones make great options for #tbt social media posts. Many reboots have retro styles and smartphone technology similar to what you’d get from the latest models. If you enjoy a retro look, check out these rebooted phones.

Brick phones get rebooted with a touchscreen

Brick phones were popular in the 1990s, but they fell out of fashion as people started to buy smaller flip phones. Now, a few brick phones from the past have gotten technological makeovers. The So Retro phone, for instance, has a touchscreen, fast processor, and SIM card.


The Higoo 2016 phone also combines a retro style with new technology. The rebooted option has an interesting aesthetic that you probably haven’t seen in years. It won’t appeal to everyone, but it’s an exciting option for people who appreciate the Flashback Friday style.

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Nokia 8810 4G reboots its popularity from the Matrix movie

When it comes to old school Nokia phones, none are more popular than the Nokia 9910. The phone appeared several times in The Matrix blockbuster starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss. When their characters went into the Matrix, they often relied on their Nokia 9910 phones to communicate with their compatriots in the real world.

The rebooted Nokia 9910 flip phone maintains its 1990s aesthetic, but it has been updated with a 2MP camera, 4GB of storage and 512MB of RAM. It can also connect to 4G networks.

Cord phone speakers add a retro feel to today’s smartphones

If you want to really show off the look of the best old school phones, you have to go back to landline phones with cords. Even though you don’t want to feel tied to a landline, you can still enjoy the aesthetic of these vintage designs by adding cord phone speakers to your current smartphone.

Retro phone speakers give you a fun way to recapture the past while using the technology of today’s sophisticated smartphones.

Retro phones that deserve reboots

Smartphone companies still have plenty of old phones that they can reboot for contemporary users. The Palm Pre, for instance, deserves a retro reboot. Some sources report that a Pre Palm reboot will include accurate touchscreens and multitasking apps.

The Nokia 3310 deserves 4G a reboot because it strips down the smartphone concept to its essential features. The 3G release had voice and text messaging, an Opera web browser and a headphone jack.
Obviously, not everyone loves the retro look. If enough consumers opt to buy rebooted retro phones, though, you could see even more models coming to the consumer market.