In praise of the small and simple

Recently I bought a Nokia phone. A new Nokia phone.

Nokia 206.

The software is basic, and usability is distinctly average. It has a 2.4″ screen for ‘big screen entertainment’. So says the marketing guff.

But it offers dual SIM, which is useful if you travel a lot. It fits nicely in the hand. And is dirt cheap. It is what phones used to be – small and simple and sturdy. Built to last.

Unlike my last smartphone – a Blackberry – which decided two years into its brief and arduous life that it would expire.

While my Nexus 7 does the heavy lifting, my Nokia does the simple stuff well and gets me places seamlessly.

There’s something to be said for that.


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