One of the hardest days of my life was the day I realized I had to get rid of my old Samsung flip phone. I had to get rid of it for a number of reasons, most of which had to do with a dying battery and old technology. I upgraded to a new “better” rectangular smart phone that was okay, but certainly did not have the ease of a flip phone.
Last July I upgraded again to a much faster smartphone and a much larger unit which has proved to be very annoying. While it’s great for work and around the house, it’s annoying as hell trying to transport the thing. Numerous times it’s been left at home, at work, in my truck, on the toilet tank, at a pub, in the clothes basket (don’t ask), in the fridge (again, don’t ask), and at relatives homes! We never had this problem with a flip phone because after use, we could just fold it up and slide it into our pants or shirt pockets. It was a surprise to me as I was shopping for a new phone that some flip versions are still out there! Albeit limited compared to a smartphone, I REALLY wanted to buy one.
Great news from Apple! News out now that they are in the development phase of a new flip smart phone! All the goods you get on a smartphone, but with the wonderful capability of folding it up and sliding it into one’s pocket after use. Not many details were provided, except that they are looking as developing a folding smart phone. HALLELUJAH! Experts believe it should be out sometime in 2020. The best news this week, so far! I won’t have to worry about leaving my phone on a toilet tank again.
FYI, if you were hoping for a bag smartphone with a magnetic antenna, you’ll have to wait a little longer.