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Here’s one for all the Nathan Barleys of the world. Nicholas Roope from London has hacked a load of mobile phones and added a retro handset. He then sells the handsets – which have already got him on the cover of an Italian style magazine and in the New York Times – on eBay.

Apparently, one Pokia (as he is calling them) has been sold to a Hollywood producer for his limo. It’s a BT signal checker’s handset in a grey metal box. There’s a wide variety of handsets available with names like “The Peckham Cottage” and “The Holborn Exchange.” The Peckham exchange just sold for £110.

Read [Via Reuters]

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