Prepare to take a technological trip down memory lane with this enormous comprehensive chart of every Nokia dumbphone model starting 35 years ago. Extendable antennas, clamshells, you name it.
Remember the joy of texting on numeric keypads, where an S required pressing the 7 four times?
There were even contests where it only took 41 seconds to send a 30-word text!
These dumbphones look better every day for international travel.
• Chart of Nokia dumbphones (fonearena via Rob Price)
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