Sick of the latest tech? Get yourself a Motorola StarTAC

Sick of the latest tech? Get yourself a Motorola StarTACIn December last year we took a look at the Ericsson A2628 from Lekki. The phone itself was 11 years old but it had a new lease of life thanks to a bright paint job.

No social networks. No pictures messages. No camera. No internet. The Lekki handsets are retro, revamped, renewed and re-skinned.


Today they’re telling us about the iconic Motorola StarTAC. Released way back in 1996 when I was still in nappies (COUGH) it was the first ever clamshell handset. Key features include text messaging and it was one of the first ever phones to include a vibrate alert alongside the ringtone.

There’s a range of colours but they’ll only be producing 50 of these white ones, so if you want to go all “classic” and “niche” just grab one from their site for €150 (about £121).

Link – Lekki

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  • I had a StarTAC way back when before my first Razr. It was a pretty decent phone.

  • Miss mine….. may just….

  • Nick Plain

    I worked for Motorola when the StarTAC was launched – I remember we all got taken away from our work to go and watch a video about it. We got free burgers as well! When it went into production I was responsible for putting the little StarTAC bump on the front of the case. At the time it was amazing.

  • Mobile..

    i still use a nokia 8850 as a 2nd phone :)