One of my favorite things about working here is hearing customers gush over our museum display. We have a whole score of nostalgic names like Nokia, Blackberry, and HTC, plus older Samsung, Motorola, and LG models. No matter what people come here for, many experience a blast from the past looking at the cabinet. “I had one just like that!” is probably my favorite line to hear. A good number of the devices are older than me, which usually makes people slightly upset.

The oldest device we have is a Motorola StarTac, which was a very popular phone at the time. It was popular due to a few features, including receiving (not sending) SMS messages and the option for vibrating instead of ringing. Looking back, these seem like obvious and basic features, but back then, they were what made the StarTac so popular. We also have a few different colors of the Motorola V3 Razr, one of the best selling phones of all time. There are a couple colors of it that we don’t have, so we’re always keeping an eye out for them!

Blackberry is a whole other beast. We sometimes get people in the shop who just can’t get used to touchscreen phones. Most of the time, they’ll say something along the lines of “I wish I still had my Blackberry.” There is just something about the physical keyboards Blackberry phones offer that a digital keyboard can never match.

We also have a timeline of iPhones. It’s not complete, but we have one of almost every model between the iPhone 3G and the iPhone 12 series. It’s neat looking back at the gradual evolution they’ve gone through. If you’re in the shop, come have a blast to the past looking at our collection while you’re waiting!