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Are Flip Phones Making A Comeback?

Listener Jamie in Tampa, Florida wants to know if smartphones are a fad


Jamie asked: What are your thoughts on flip phones? Are they on their way out or are flip phones making a comeback?

Jamie, in Japan in particular smartphone sales have stalled, but feature phone sales keep growing, so in some ways they’re kinda making a comeback.

It’s understandable too. Smartphones are very annoying devices, they are constantly vibrating and they keep making non-stop noises to notify us of 10,000 things that we don’t want to be notified about, all with the discomfort of an overly big package, and with the battery life of a phone from 1993.

It’s understandable too. Smartphones are very annoying devices

It’s no surprise that some people are embracing phones that are more comfortable, and that serve us rather than demand that we serve them.

Having said that, they’re not making any real comeback, and they probably won’t. Being immune from getting lost, and being incapable of not knowing something we want to know is something we’ve already gotten used to, and we won’t give that up.

Smartphones are not going to lose any serious ground, even if some lucky few make the choice to switch to less oppressive older phones.


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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

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