The Boring Phone

Credit: Heineken
  • Nokia phone maker HMD Global and Heineken have partnered up to launch The Boring Phone.
  • The transparent feature phone is a limited-edition device.
  • It focuses solely on essential functions such as making and receiving calls and texting.

I’m a millennial and when I was a teenager, phones were cool. They didn’t have touchscreens, app stores, or high-end cameras. Even mobile internet was a rarity. But they were tough as nails and came in various funky form factors, something far removed from the ubiquitous slabs we’ve all become accustomed to now. So when a device like “The Boring Phone” is announced, it takes me back to the sweet ol’ days of living off text messages, monophonic ringtones, and no social media.