||Like something out of Terry Gilliam's Brazil, Pokia's antique phone handsets have been wired to plug into the latest mobile phones.|
There is a definite cool factor to see technology advance to a point that it can demonstrate its versatility to assume any shape old and new. The history of phone handsets has a very emotional connection for people.
The phone handset represents everything from intimacy to power. No matter how far technology advances we stay wired in a certain way to respond to the intangibles of older interfaces. Retro video games have the same draw. But the phone is so much more essential to the human condition.
As mobile phones become upbiquitous and disposable they are able to take on a new role as fashion accessory. Tailored accessories. Former P. Diddy assistant and now VSOP spokesman, Fonzworth P Bentley, sported his model at the MTV VMA's.
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Pokia - Retro Phones of the Future