What was your first cell phone?...Your favourite?
Starting in 2004
Motorola T720 (1 year)
Nokia 6101 (1 year)
Sony Ericsson K790a (3 years)
Sony Ericsson X10 and BlackBerry Bold 9700 (16 months of dual phones)
BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 (1 month before unfortunate water damage)
Sony Ericsson X10 (for another 5 months)
BlackBerry 9790 (1.5 months and counting)
My favourite was the K790a. At the time, it revolutionized what a cameraphone should be. It was slick and shot amazing 3mp photos. It was durable and throughout many drops, it lasted me 3 years.
You don't have to post your full history like I did, just say something about the phones you have had!
Motorola TImeport* - first tri-band "world phone" and a real tank, bulletproof
Sharp GX20* - early camera phone and high-end feature phone. Best screen at the time.
Siemens S55 - lame knock-off of the Sony Ericsson T68i (which I should've gotten instead)
Motorola V70 - early "designer" phone. Very cool, but very small screen.
HP iPAQ 6230 - bought this over the Razr which I don't regret even if it was pretty bad
HTC S620 (Dash)* - great form factor and industrial design, first always-on email device
Blackberry Bold 9000* - possibly still the best BB ever made (relative to its era)
iPhone 3G - waited til iOS 3 for search, Exchange support, etc.
HTC Magic - actually really liked it but Android still in infancy compared to iOS
iPhone 3G S
HTC Google Nexus One* - beautiful industrial design, Android became on par with iOS
iPhone 4* - until this thing came out. One of the best pieces of CE ever.
Samsung Google Nexus S - disappointing...
HTC Mozart - re-purposed Nexus One hardware running WP7
Nokia Lumia 800*
*Favorites of their respective eras
Hmmm...not only does that date me but it might indicate a slight mobile phone addiction...22 phone in 15 years and...accelerating.
The list doesn't include devices given to me for evaluation by manufacturers, but rather just the ones that I've paid for myself and used as primary devices for at least 3 months.
Favorite phone was the Samsung a900. Similar to razr in it's style only, this phone was leaps and bounds ahead in software and features. I loved the media buttons on the front and the swiveling camera. I had it loaded with an opera mini browser that worked well for me at the time. I'd also stream music and video through orb software.
Since then I've had all iPhone models up to iPhone 4.
If iPhone 5 isn't drastically different I'll probably look into the galaxy s III.
Nokia 6140i: the gate phone while TDMA was dieing
HTC Evo 4g
Palm Pre / Blackberry curve OG
Palm Pre Plus
IPhone 4 / Palm Pre 2
HP Pre 3 / Samsung GS II Skyrocket
And who knows what's next!
Nokia 3310 2002
Motorola V557 2004
Motorola V560 2005
Motorola Razr 2007
Samsung Blackjack 2008
Apple iPhone 3G 2009
Apple iPhone 4 2010 (launch day)
Cingular 2003-whenever they were bought by AT&T
AT&T present day
I got my first phone soph year in high school mostly because I had broken my leg in football practice the week before school. My parents were used to picking me up from sports practice, but with the situation I had to be picked up at different times and getting to a part of the school where I could use a phone on crutches was going to take some time. I took my dad's phone and called him at home when I needed a ride.
I loved my Nokia that played the mexican hat dance as the ringtone. Thought I was slow to get it, I loved the sexiness of the Razr. However, it broke quickly and I utilized a loaner phone before buying the Blackjack. The Blackjack was my first smartphone and not only had 3G before iPhone, but could transfer documents over bluetooth. Not a highly used feature, but awesome nonetheless. I wish that Windows Mobile 6 was better software because when I was online the phone would constantly freeze and would need restarting. The phone had a few horrid games, but was a great phone at the time. In those days I would carry a Magellan GPS, used iPod 30gb video and my Blackjack when I drove around. I was warned about GPS theft so I carried the GPS far too often...
Although the Blackjack was better for texting with tactile buttons and a scroll wheel (that was not in the Blackjack II thanks to RIM) iPhone wins for fav phone with the app store. Before getting the iPhone I remember really wanting the LG Shine and I was going to pair it with the iPod Touch to save the monthly internet charge. I am glad I never ponied up for the LG Shine though, all the things I would have missed out on by not getting on the iPhone as early as I did.
I highly anticipate the new iPhone, though I could upgrade to the 4S today. I am tempted to upgrade since Apple will likely push the release to late fall, maybe later than 2011, but having a true LTE iPhone seems like an obvious choice and a new case may be better than simply having Siri and better optics.
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