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Top 5 companies that should go retroThe Nokia 3310 should inspire these companies to bring back some tech from the past.
These are the top five companies that should make retro products. You guys see the new Nokia 3310? It's got a lot of people talking. Why? Probably nostalgia and a really good reputation. So we wondered what other companies should Reissue older designs and asked you on Twitter for your opinion. Let's get to it. At number five, Danger. Twitter polls only let you put in four options but a couple of people mentioned the Danger sidekick. The device had a cool flip up screen that reveals a full keyboard underneath. T-Mobile owns the Sidekick brand. There was even a model made by Samsung called the Sidekick 4G that ran Android, so arguably T mobile could bring it back. However Danger is no more which brings us to number four. Microsoft, Microsoft bought Danger back in 2008. So if a company were to reissue a version of the sidekick Microsoft could be that company. What other retro products could Microsoft bring back? Maybe a mini version of the original Xbox It worked in Nintendo. Could a zoon work in 2017? Now things get weird. We got a tie for our next two entries so we're gonna call them both number two. At our first number two is Sony. Sony has had awesome designs in the past that you know people will go crazy over. How about a yellow Walkman, or perhaps just slapping a yellow Walkman design on a phone? JT on Twitter As for a minidisc revival, which might be crazy enough to work. our second number two is Apple. A couple of people want to see that old cheese grater Mac Pro make a come back and I can't blame them. Then there's also the classic version of the iMac. Oddly, a number of people told me they would buy an iPod classic if Apple loaded it up with one Terabyte of space. And the number one company that should go retro is Motorola. Now owned by Lenovo, that Motorola brand has a lot of classic designs just sitting around. There's the Dynatac otherwise known as the Zack Morris phone. Then there's the StarTAC which was tiny. And of course, people want the return of the Razr flip phone. It was super thin with a really big hinge. And when you wanted to end a call, snapping that thing shut when the conversation was over. Thank you to everyone who voted. You guys are great. If you wanna find out when we do polls, follow me over on Twitter. I'm @iyaz and I'll see you online. [BLANK_AUDIO]