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This phone is a collector’s item

The Nokia E70 is a throwback to times when smaller phones were considered superior. The E70 works with any GSM network, but not with CDMA networks. It gives you 2G GSM and 3G capabilities. The screen is a miniscule 2.1 inch thin-film-transistor liquid crystal with a 352x416 pixel res. It comes with 64MB storage and 64MB RAM. It also comes with a miniSD slot so you can expand its storage. The E70 runs the Symbian OS. The camera is a mere 2MP. The battery is a removable 1150mAh Lithium-Ion.

There’s nothing high tech about the Nokia E70.

Compared to the phones of today it’s an ancient relic, like an 8 bit Nintendo machine.

And yet, there’s something almost magical about this ancient piece of technology that hearkens back to days when flight was a twinkle in the eye of two brothers and Need for Speed crossed over into the illegal street racing genre following the popularity of The Fast and the Furious.

When people around you hear that familiar Nokia tone and you remove the E70 from your pocket or purse, you know you’ll get some sort of reaction.

It’ll mostly be disbelief, but you’ll also make people’s day. It’ll be like a scene from one of their favorite movies they saw as a child. It just brings a glint of the days of yore back to memory.

And it’s a great thing to happify people.

For those who want the tech specs of this dinosaur, here they are:

  • Works with any GSM network.
    • eg AT&T, T-Mobile.
  • Does not work with CDMA networks.
    • eg Verizon, Sprint, US Cellular.
  • Network compatibility: 2G GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 and/or 3G 2100(B1).
  • 2.1 inch thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display (TFT) screen, 352×416 pixels.
  • 64MB storage.
  • 64MB RAM.
  • MiniSD card slot.
  • Symbian OS 9.1, S60 3rd edition.
  • 220 MHz Dual ARM 9.
  • 2MP primary camera.
  • Removable Li-Ion 1150 mAh battery.

Yes, Noah used the E70 to phone his wife while she was feeding animals on the other side of the ark.

But it’s a seriously cool piece of history. And not many people can afford it.

Can you?

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