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Flipping Out Over Flip Phones

Fueled by Star Trek films and RAZR nostalgia, consumers have demonstrated a penchant for retro-chic flip phones. So why haven’t manufacturers responded? TWICE correspondent Stewart Wolpin would like to know.

“Apparently by the 23d century, we’ll have returned to flipping flip phones. We know this because in the current blockbuster Star Trek Beyond, the intrepid crew of the USS Enterprise employs communicators with lids that have to be flipped up to operate-subspace radio gear still must be pretty bulky in 2260.”