Dave Mitchell is a 49-year-old devotee to his previous cellphone and members of the UK press are claiming he’s the proud proprietor of the “oldest working cell phone in Britain.” Contemplating the 17-year-old mannequin he makes use of is a Nokia 3310, that declare is plausible.
The 3310 was dependable, compact and it simply labored. It was such a tricky bastard that it even turned a meme just a few years in the past—The Indestructible Nokia 3310.
Mitchell says that his cellphone has been by way of the wash, served him on a tour of obligation in Iraq and it nonetheless solely wants a cost “each couple of weeks.”
He tells the Solar:
It’s been by way of so much with me. I’ve dropped to on quite a few events, on the ground, in curry sauce, and it’s been by way of the washer.
Every time I’ve simply cleaned it up, dried it off, turned it on once more and it’s labored. It’s prefer it’s product of kryptonite – it’s indestructible.
It’s picked up just a few scars over time, however it’s nonetheless in good working situation.
I’ve a digital camera if I ever wish to take images, and I don’t do selfies.
He says he’s not a Luddite, he simply prefers to make use of the web on a pc and doesn’t like having all the psychological trappings that include the ever-present smartphone world. The one massive draw back is that he can’t discover a cell service that may simply supply him a textual content and minutes plan.
“I used to be given a more recent cellphone with web entry by my son just a few years in the past however I simply didn’t need it – my wants are very primary and the cellphone has a calculator and video games like Snake 2 if I’m bored,” he says. After taking part in Snake 2 in my browser for 5 minutes simply now, I can verify it’s just like the Nokia 3310 of video video games—stable, timeless and it will get the job finished.
There doesn’t appear to be any impartial verification that Mitchell’s cellphone is the oldest nonetheless in use in England. Contemplating Nokia offered 126 million items of this mannequin alone, I think another person out there’s nonetheless utilizing one from the identical period.
What issues is that this factor was a tricky sucker that doesn’t cease and in an age of deliberate obsolescence, that’s spectacular. If it ever dies, it would nonetheless have a goal:
[Yahoo! News UK]