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The One Trick Dumbphones Are Still The Best At

We all love our smartphones. Who could ever go back to a time before having an all-knowning internet brick on hand at all times? But there is one trick dumbphones were better at: flipping. I don’t know about you, but I miss it to this day.


You Won't Believe How Smart Dumphones Actually Are

In spite of iOS and Android’s quest towards world domination, it’s easy for us overprivileged first-world residents to forget that the spread of the smartphone doesn’t affect everyone. In fact, only half of all mobile phones shipped in 2013 are expected to be smartphones. The rest are the slower, clunkier and exponentially cheaper devices officially known as feature phones but more commonly dismissed as dumbphones. Careful though — they’re smarter than you think.


Charge This $20 Nokia Phone Once Every 35 Days

First of all, don’t get too excited because this phone will almost certainly never be available where you live. Regardless, the new Nokia 105 lasts freaking 35 days on a single charge, and it costs under $US20.


Custom-Printed OwnFone Makes You Choose Your Friends Wisely

While most companies are pushing phones to have bigger screens and more processing power, OwnFone is taking things in the other direction with these extremely simple, custom-printed dumbphones. With an OwnFone, you can take calls and call people you know. That’s it.


How Many Of Your Friends Still Use Dumbphones?

I was in the airport last week surrounded by grumpy delayed travellers, one of whom was brandishing his feature phone with pride. “I just want my phone to be a phone,” he tried to tell a fellow grumpster. I shook my head in dispair.


Telstra Has A New Phone For Seniors

It seems that mobile phones for seniors are coming back in style, with Telstra announcing the EasyCall 2, a big-buttoned dumbphone with a built-in torch and FM radio.


Telstra Has A New Rugged Phone For Tough Guys

If you think a pansy smartphone is useless for you because you’re likely to shatter the prissy glass under the sheer strength of your fingers curling around its wimpy body, you may be interested in Telstra’s new ruggedised handset, which features an IP54 rating for water and dust protection and a 2.4-inch GorillaGlass screen.


Doro Has A Mobile Phone For Your Nanna

While the geeks here at Gizmodo live and breathe smartphones, sometimes it’s important to step back and remember that old people need mobile phones too. So let’s take a look at the Doro PhoneEasy 410s, a clamshell phone specifically designed to meet the needs of your nanna.


Yves Behar Handset For Those Who Hate Smartphones

Yves Behar thinks there some merit to a phone that does one simple thing well: make calls. So he tossed out the touchscreens and complex operating systems, teaming up with Aesir to produce a well-constructed, tactile dumbphone, the +YvesBehar phone.


The Most Popular Phone In The World

Nokia has problems. Smartphone problems. Software problems. American problems. But to fully understand what’s wrong, we’ve got to understand what’s been right, or to put in another way, what’s distracted Nokia. Meet the most popular phone in the world.


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