Will there ever be a nostalgia movement for phones?

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Will there ever be a nostalgia movement for phones?

We are all familiar with the passion some of us (including me) have for modern cameras that evoke styles of the past. The new Nikon Zfc is a dead ringer for the old Nikon FM3, and my Olympus EM-5 really reminds me of my old Olympus OM-1.

But we haven't seen the same happening in the smartphone market. Of course, there is a small movement towards the retro clamshell phone, but the new ones don't look anything like the old ones did. The only thing they have in common is they flip up to open. They just include this one feature, while not including the overall retro style.

So my question is.... do you think we will ever see a modern smartphone with a truly retro design? Perhaps something like this?

or perhaps phones with full keypads? Or those bag phones?

I remember having owned "all of the above" but I sure don't miss them.

 Marty4650's gear list:Marty4650's gear list
Panasonic LX100 Olympus OM-D E-M5 Olympus E-M1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 +16 more
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