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All the cool phones I wanted from 2000s rap videos

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This post is part of Mashable's You're Old Week. Break through the haze of nostalgia with us and see what holds up, what disappoints, and what got better with time.

It feels like ages ago, but there was a time when some phones carried a certain cachet.

Now with the plethora of barely indistinguishable iPhones and Android devices, there isn't much novelty in phones anymore — aside from the recent spate of Nokia throwbacks and that weird curved screen phase.

But during the 2000's, phones like the Sidekick were essentially a fashion accessory, akin to rocking a nice pair of sneakers or a swish new bag, and sneakily embedded into popular hip-hop videos of that era. Read more...

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