Flip phones are hip again

Story highlights

  • Among the young and hip, flip phones are making a comeback
  • Motorola popularized flip phones in 1996 with the StarTAC
  • Vogue editor, NFL quarterback among those seen with flip phones
  • Some say it's about simplifying their lives

(CNN)Hipsters, rejoice. Next time you ride your fixed-gear bicycle to the the thrift store, where you find a vintage, grease-stained mechanic's shirt that matches your Rollie Fingers mustache and Grizzly Adams beard, there's an edgy, if technologically sub-optimal, way to tell your friends about it.

Use a flip phone.
In an age of the iPhone 6 Plus and massive Android phablets, flip phones are inexplicably making a comeback.
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