This is a thing - shipping sometime in November of this year

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Open source too.  $400 - from here: Sky's Edge:


The Rotary Un-Smartphone is a followup to this personal project. It's a production-ready ground-up design with all new parts (yes, the rotary dial too) and many neat bells and whistles.

    • Pocket-sized
    • Full LTE connectivity. Obsolescence-proof for at least another decade.
    • Access and call your personal contacts faster than with a smartphone
    • Use your own SIM card with your favorite carrier's "Bring Your Own Device" option
    • Real (mechanical) ringer bell made gold or silver-coated brass; externally visible
    • Receive basic SMS messages and send pre-typed messages and numeric strings
    • 2 displays: Front-side OLED and back-side ePaper
    • Physical disconnect switch for the microphone
    • Mechanical power switch
    • MicroSD card stores contacts list as a text file
    • TRRS headset jack
    • USB-C charging port
    • Incandescent-like indicator LEDs
    • Weighs 163g [6oz]
    • Injection molded parts available in several striking colors

Halfway tempted.  Great fun to pull it out to receive a call...

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