Flip Phones

By Tonka Dobreva 02.20.2015 blog

Can you remember a time when your phone didn’t let you record high-def videos, download music and share pictures in a matter of seconds? It’s hard to imagine, but just a decade ago cell phones were pretty much for making calls, texting and playing the occasional game of Snake. Now, more and more people are ditching their shiny smartphones and choosing to give flip phones another chance.

A few celebrities, including Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour and pop star Rihanna, have been spotted using the old-school phones, and more people are moving away from smartphones as data plans and phone prices continue to rise. Recent data hacks also have people questioning the security of being constantly connected to the cloud.

No country has seen a surge in the use of flip phones like Japan has. In 2014, purchases of smartphones in Japan decreased, while flip phone purchases went up for the first time in seven years. LG recently released a new flip smartphone in Korea, hoping to capitalize on this new movement.

So what do you think? Could flip phones be making a comeback? Vote and let us know in the comments!

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  1. Derpyness

    Ew lel

  2. jordan

    yes it is the next big thing

    • Amanda sowards from glenwood high school

      No it’s the 20th century welcome to touch screen phones

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