The zack morris brick, the Nokia Snake, el Alcatel One Touch o el Motorola top. They were the Iphone of the late 90s and early 2000s, billet with antenna that seemed to us the last revolution.
At that time, mobile phones were used only to call or what was also typical then, “to touch”. Although they also taught us an important lesson, misattributed later to Twitter, that of everything could be said and summarized in 160 characters. Just what would go into a text message.
There are those who have compelling reasons to keep these mobiles, as heavy as mobile phones weighed then, that they even had to be worn on the belt. Or because it is the cell phone of your first communion or because it was a gift from your first boyfriend … But others are not so clear why or why they have spent years, even decades, accumulating old cell phones, stored in a drawer, almost hidden, but afraid of letting go of them altogether.
Now, instead of throwing them away there is an alternative that perhaps for many is better: donate them to the first Mobile Phone Museum. Among the most sought after are the Erikson from 2001 or the second BlackBerry to hit the market.
It is a virtual museum that already includes a catalog that exceeds 2,000 models from more than 200 different brands. Officially inaugurated at an exhibition in London’s Soho neighborhood and sponsored by Vodafone, this virtual museum includes high resolution images of discontinued devices, as well as technical specifications and additional information about its designs, developments and launches.
Its purpose is to “celebrate the history of mobile phones” and it aims to “educate the next generation of industry professionals of telecommunications that will shape the mobile phones of the future. “
Among the most curious catalogs are ‘The ugliest’, where are the Nokia 7600 or the Samsung S5150 Diva; as well as ‘The James Bond phones’ (Sony Ericsson M600 or Sony Ericsson W707) and ‘The first’ mobile devices.