It is estimated that Americans switch to a new cell phone every 22 months — in no small part due to do keeping up with technology and fashion. Even so, there are a growing number of consumers out there who are bucking this trend, longing for a different era. CCTV’s Mark Niu reports.
Vintage mobiles gain a loyal following of usersIt is estimated that Americans switch to a new cell phone every 22 months. That has a lot to do with keeping up with technology and fashion.Even so, there are a growing number of consumers out there who are bucking this trend, longing for a different era. CCTV's Mark Niu reports.
There’s a growing trend of “dumbphone” users in the online market. Some models on the French site “Vintage Mobile” have sold for well over a thousand dollars.
Tiago Gomes is a student in California. However, he enjoys viewing his treasured collection of 70 vintage cell phones, which are back at his home in Brazil. Gomes has been collecting phones since he was twelve.
His favorite is the Nokia 8800 Sirocco Gold Edition, which sports a once “impressive” two megapixel camera.
Some vintage mobile users feel that today’s smartphones take away from the present. Retro has always contributed to culture and fashion. It’s no wonder that the cell phone is now dialing up a connection to a simpler time.
Robert Enderle shares more on the latest trends in the technology field from California. Rob is the President and Principal Analyst of the Enderle Group.