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#1 Gerowen

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 22:46

Here's a cell phone with two awesome features.
1) Looks a lot like the Motorola Startac that Zack Morris used in Saved by the Bell.
2) It has a 3 month battery life

No, it does not play Angry Birds, you can't check your Facebook, it won't take HD video recordings, it's a cell phone, it makes phone calls.

http://gizmodo.com/y...dium=socialflow

 

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 22:48

dude



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 22:49

Sorry but a device which is a stupid novelty shouldn't start from $70. :p



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 22:52

I dunno, a 3 month battery life? I could see that actually being useful in some cases. Of course it's not going to be anyone's main cell phone, but hey, it could be useful to some. $70 or $100 really isn't that expensive for a new working cell phone, especially one with a key feature like 3 months of battery life.

 

Still, I think I'll stick with my N5! :D



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 23:29

Would be great to use as a house phone.  Not sure if you can have 2 cell phones that would ring the same number....but that would be nice.



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 07:03

I still have one of those ancient brick phones. I think it held a nearly full battery for almost a year. For emergency purposes, it's actually not a bad idea to keep one around.



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 07:10

Am I the only one who find those phones sexy? I'm a huge phone geek.



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 07:12

Memories...........................

 

Still, it probably won't take the abuse the original ones could. I was convinced my old nokia cityman could suvive a direct airstrike, it survived everything else :p

Hell, my old 2110 survived a trip down 2 escalators in succession, :p

 

And it would need a bigger battery housing to truly represent the Motorola 8800X (which is what it's copying)



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 07:41

Anyone gutsy enough to take that out on public places? :D

 

The orange one looks great though



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 07:43

Anyone gutsy enough to take that out on public places? :D

 

The orange one looks great though

well, me

around here it'll trigger fascination from youth and memories from those older than me



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 07:46

Hello,

$70 or $100 really isn't that expensive for a new working cell phone, especially one with a key feature like 3 months of battery life.

There are phones with days of battery life with more features than this. IMO, expensive.

#12 Coagulated

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 08:42

I was seriously considering one of these, but I genuinely need e-mail access for work :|

 

They are fantastic looking creatures and dirt cheap - I know for a fact I'll be paying over £600 for my current phone, which is what... $1,000?  If you just need to make calls, this is a no-brainer.



#13 Kriz

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 12:06

For the minimalist definately



#14 #Michael

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 15:32

I still have one of those ancient brick phones. I think it held a nearly full battery for almost a year. For emergency purposes, it's actually not a bad idea to keep one around.

 

How could that possibly work?  Don't those phones run on the old tdma networks that have been turned off by the carriers so the spectrum can be re-purposed?



#15 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 15:35

if they still cell these when my daughter is old enough i would totally buy her something like this for her first phone.





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