Interest in push-button phones has increased dramatically


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Sales of push-button phones without access to the Internet grew by five percent in 2017. Increased interest in older models there is a first time in many years, reports Sky News.

While sales of smartphones noted an unexpectedly low growth of two percent, the newspaper notes. The reason for the change in priorities when buying a phone can be fatigued from round-the-clock access to social networks. Users consciously protect ourselves from the temptation to check for updates in Instagram or Facebook, buying models without Internet access.

According to Fox News, the average user checks the news on the smartphone every 12 minutes. A study by Ofcom has estimated that 78 percent of Brits can’t imagine life without a phone. Usually the older generation spends online two hours 28 minutes a day, and among 18-24 year olds accessing the Internet up to three hours and 14 minutes.

The problem of Internet addiction began to agitate and smartphone manufacturers. So that appears at the end of June a beta version of iOS 12 let the user see how much time he spent in social networks or messengers, and to specify a limit on the usage time of your smartphone.

In February it became known that Nokia re-released the iconic “phone-banana” 8110 that was used in the movie “the Matrix”. The company also introduced an updated version of the iconic Nokia 3310. He received the support of Wi-Fi and 4G.

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