Toy phones are really keeping up with the times


One night when I was putting away some of my baby girl's toys, I noticed how quickly play phones seemed to have evolved over the past year. It's likely that the evolution took place over the course of several years but since I don't follow any toy blogs (which I assume would cover toy phone leaks and product launches) and my daughter is only a year old, toy phones went from what you see on the left to what you see on the right very quickly to me.

The purple toy on the left is what I consider to be representative of both a landline phone because of its shape and a cordless phone since it obviously doesn't have a cord. Then we've got the classic candy bar phone, the flip phone with stub antenna (not visible in the picture), and of course the touchscreen slab phone complete with trackball, call and end buttons, and icon grid UI.

I didn't notice this progression as each new phone was added to the toybox, particularly because they're rarely ever all together (one is usually in her bedroom, one stays in the car, etc.), but it's very obvious when they're all lined up like that.

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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5 thoughts on “Toy phones are really keeping up with the times

  • Avatar of Whiteacre

    Hahahaha. Cute! Love that last one.

  • Avatar of Hazmat

    Is there one with a built in Sippy-Cup ?

  • Avatar of Daniella Smith

    i really have fun on these kind of toys,I remember my childhood with my playmates


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