The Gadget Guy: Getting right brick to basics

The Gadget Guy: Getting right brick to basics
The way we were: old mobile phones weren’t called ‘bricks’ for nothing

Is it time to stop smartphones taking over our lives?

A good friend approached me earlier in the year and silently handed me his cherished iPhone 5S. Assuming the usual smashed screen or minor app query I studied the near perfect smartphone. He then proceeded to hand me an old Nokia 6310, circa 2003.

“I want you to put my sim card in this thing and take my smartphone away and find it a good home,” he said.

I was stunned: here was a man, a fan...

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