The Evolution Of The Clamshell Cell Phone
The clamshell phone is often known as the flip phone, and it was the first serious type of cell phone that anyone could carry. It was so popular that it is still in use today. People can find flip phones everywhere, and anyone can find them for free from some carriers that offer services to the public.
This is a pretty interesting thing in technology because most stuff goes out of style about five seconds after it comes out, but the flip phone is still around. There is a lot to learn about the flip phone, and it is something that is still interesting to this day when people start to look into it.
The style of the flip phone is something that was really functional for people. It was so functional that they could just stick it in their pockets, and it is a basic phone that anyone can use. Grandma can be taught how to use the phone, and the little kids in the family can learn how to use these phones in emergencies. They do not have all the capacity of the phones of today, but they are still simple. They make sense, and they will do most anything that is needed.
The flip is the classic way to hand up a phone call today. It has been seen on so many TV shows that people cannot possibly miss it, and everyone has flipped the phone really hard when they hung up on someone. The whole idea of flipping the phone to end a call is something that is popular in pop culture, and it looks almost wrong when people do not flip their phones on TV and in movies today. The flip is that iconic in terms of how it looks when it is being used.
It Could Come Back
The flip phone is such an iconic thing that it could come back with authority. There is better technology today that people will be able to use to make sure that they can make the phones worth buying, and there are many companies coming out who do not want their customers to have to buy cases for their phones. The beauty of the flip phone is that the screen will not break. People deal with broken screens all the time now, and those broken screens can be solved just by flipping the phone closed.
Companies like Motorola are still out there making phones, and they are prepared to go back to making flip phones. Flip phones are practical, and companies like Motorola, Ericsson and Nokia were making amazing flip phones long before anyone else had anything to show. They could come back because they are easy to make, and the phones will have all the technology that is needed with full keyboards and Internet access. It would be like being in the 90s all over again, but it would be with all the technology that people take for granted today.
The First Models
Released April 25, 1989, the Motorola MicroTAC was the first analog mobile flip phone (and it sold for $2,500 to $3,500!!!), and it was followed up by something that GTE Labs had a patent for for a long time. Some say it was based on the space-age communicator gadget featured in the Star Trek TV show way back in the 1970s, but did you know there was also a landline flip phone?
Anyway, GTE Labs would eventually be either bought out or split off and became many other telephone companies in the future, and that patent persisted until 1993.
The Motorola RAZR is probably the most popular flip phone that ever existed (it was basically the iPhone of its time, in the 1990s), and it persisted for a long time while Motorola was at the top of the market.
Nokia also had many small flip phones, but they did not actually use the clamshell design until much later. Most people would not know the difference, but there is a slight difference if someone were to look really closely at Nokia versus other phones.
Why Did Celebrities Go Back To Flip Phones?
Hackers have been leaking nude pictures using smartphones for some time, and a flip phone only has a camera that can see anything when the phone is upside down. The new phones could be made with a front camera, but the camera is covered when the phone is closed. This is a very important thing for anyone who is concerned about privacy, but it just makes the phone more practical overall.
It can be hidden anywhere, and it is going to take up much less space overall. There will probably be a whole industry that comes up just to make covers or stickers for the phones, and these phones could be en vogue soon after they come out.
Should Regular People Go Back To The Flip Phone?
They are much easier to use, and they make it very easy for people to save money when they are picking out a phone. A flip phone is going to be cheaper just because of how it is made, and it could become the new affordable way for people to get the phone they want. A nice flip phone will probably come with full keyboard, and it will likely be something that people can carry around easily. Guys can slip them in their pockets easily, and ladies can drop them in their purses without any worry.
This is the practical side of cell phones that has been lost with smartphones, but it’s possible that smartphones will soon be introduced with clamshell designs to offer a really nice alternative that people are going to love. This is a very easy way for people to get the results that they want, and it is an even easier way for people to get the results they want when they are trying to make a change in how they use technology.
There are a lot of people who might think that they will not go back to a flip phone, but a flip phone will be a really good way for people to get the phone they want for less money. The flip phone is pretty safe, and it will have all the tech that people have wanted in the future without giving up their security or worrying about getting their screens cracked at the worst time.
Flip phones aren’t just a thing of the past; they’re the future, whether people want to use them or not, and it just depends on how fast people are going to get onboard when these big companies start coming out with flip phones that have all the things that the smartphone has on it right now.