Yes, the fruit-tastic word play is justified, thanks to Nokia, who is reaching back to its glory days (1999) by releasing an updated version of its beloved “Banana phone” that was prominently featured in the Matrix movies. The iconic design now returns for a banana-yellow 2018 encore, proving the world of mobile phones is going pear-shaped indeed:

It says a lot about the state of the smartphone industry that one of the devices making the biggest splash at this year’s Mobile World Congress is a banana-yellow feature phone paying homage to a 1999 handset.

The Nokia 8110 4G is an updated version of the iconic slider phone that featured in The Matrix. It was dubbed the ‘banana phone’ because of its unusual shape, and the new model happily plays on that by coming in bright yellow as well as a more Matrix-like black.

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