Cell Phones Through the Ages, as Told in Pictures


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  1. Max Power

    Max Power Member This Topic's Starter

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    Just for fun, I though to start a thread where we could list our previous cell phones, and accompany with photographs of said phones (so that we could see immediately what was offered by the model). If nothing else, it should give us an appreciation of the evolution of the technology, and maybe give us a nostalgic moment in the process.

    My first cell phone, Nokia 3310, circa 2002:
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    Next, Sony Ericsson T616, circa 2004:
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    iPhone 3G, circa 2008:
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    HTC EVO 4G, circa 2010::D
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  2. Evo_Pimpin

    Evo_Pimpin Well-Known Member

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    I have a friend that still has the Sony t616. I used to have one too. When I got it I couldn't get over how cool it was. Now I look at it and think wow that thing is ghetto
     
  3. kaisies

    kaisies Well-Known Member

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    first: (~2001)
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    second: (~2003)
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    Third: (~2005)
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    Fourth: (Release day.. 2007???? i think)
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    And now Evo :D

    was so exicted for the Instinct as it was supposed to be "open dev" and have "super cool" apps released, and it just flopped. Almost got the Pre when it came out last year.. but the button form factor turned me off of it and i'm glad i waited. Was also thinking about Hero a few months ago, but I figured SOMETHING android new would have to be coming to sprint as hero/moment were getting close to 6mo old


    for work:
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    TERRIBLE phone....

    then
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    which im rocking now and is decent
     
  4. 80s_kid

    80s_kid Well-Known Member

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    man, i cant even remember all the phones ive have. ive been with every carrier except verizon. ive had everything from i60's to iphone's, to hero's to old broken down startac lmao. im gonna try a remember all these forgotten phones.
     
  5. Evo_Pimpin

    Evo_Pimpin Well-Known Member

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    You guys must be young because my first cell was the old brick phone. God that was back in 1991.
     
  6. 80s_kid

    80s_kid Well-Known Member

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    im not too young lol. i'll be 29, so i do remember most of the old dinosaurs :D
     
  7. ayman86

    ayman86 Well-Known Member

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    My first phone was a sanyo phone when I was 18. cant remember the model number

    Samsung A900
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    Samsung M610 (i love this phone)
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    Samsung Upstage Got It At Launch (although i returned this shortly after)
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    Samsung Instinct Got It At Launch (even with its faults, i thought it was an pretty good feature-phone)
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    HTC Diamond Got It At Launch
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    Palm Pre Got It At Launch (webos is amazing. just needs better hardware. ill probably come back to it next year with webos 2.0)
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    HTC Evo Will Get It At Launch (verdict is still out)
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  8. gabbott

    gabbott Well-Known Member

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    This was my first phone:

    Qualcomm QCP-2700 on Sprint back in 1998:

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. tss

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    I guess I am a little older than some... I remember the Bag phones, but my first was:

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  10. clickclack

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    Sweet! :eek:
     
  11. ekt8750

    ekt8750 Well-Known Member

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    Here's mine:

    Very first phone I got on Cingular Wireless when I turned 18:
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    I quickly moved to Verizon Wireless after I discover how shitty TDMA can be:
    [​IMG]Motorola V120e

    Funny when I upgraded to this I thought this was a real high end phone til EVERYONE started getting them:
    [​IMG][​IMG]Motorola T720c

    [​IMG]LG VX6000

    After a while Verizon wasn't really cutting it for me (dropped calls in my own house. really now?), so I went to the original AT&T wireless and started off with this LG G4015
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    [​IMG]LG L1100

    Well it turned out I live in a pretty shitty area for GSM service (like there is a good area), so I went back to Verizon and picked up this heavily locked down Motorola V265
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    [​IMG]Motorola E815. Interesting phone as it was the first to pick up the Verizon proprietary firmware complete with a full lockdown of stuff. I was one of the lucky ones that got a model that still had the original firmware from Motorola.

    After years of getting raped by Verizon ridiculous calling plans I discovered Sprint's much more economical plans and unfortunately joined in the then RAZR craze.
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    [​IMG]My very first smartphone the Motorola Q

    [​IMG] And this is my current device soon to be replaced by the EVO!!
     
  12. Sir Francis Droid

    Sir Francis Droid Member

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    [​IMG]


    First phone, circa 1995 ("Stop yelling please!!!"--sorry Mrs. K)
     
  13. DaveLevenson

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    My first cell phone was a Nokia in 1986. It consisted of a black box the size of big-city telephone directory. This was permanently mounted in the trunk of the car, and cabled to a cradle/handset/hands-free speakerphone which was mounted on the center console in my 1982 Honda Accord. The antenna was mounted on the rear window glass, top center. (Remember those whip antennae with the little coil in the center?) Back then, a subscription was about $50/month with no air-time included. Air-time was priced at about $0.25/minute (and back then, a quarter was worth something!).

    Sorry, but I couldn't find a picture of it.
     
  14. thlayli

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    Fun idea for a thread. I've had cell phones for 12 years, and basically upgraded every 2 years. Never really noticed that Verizon is the only carrier I stuck with for more than one upgrade. :D
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  15. Sherman901

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    Sheisty Nextel phone I can't even find pictures to.

    LG CU500 on Cingular before they were bought by the Sith.

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    Apple iPhone First-Gen

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    Palm Pre (for 30 days, didn't like the build quality at all. WebOS is awesome, though)

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    iPhone 3GS

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    HTC EVO

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  16. freeza

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    First: LG-TM510
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    Seond: LG-VX4400
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    Third: Samsung
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    Fourth: LG-VX6000
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    Fifth: LG-VX7000
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    Sixth: Sanyo VM4500
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    Seventh: Sanyo MM7400
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    Eigth: LG-MM535
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    Ninth: Samsung MMA920
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    Tenth: PPC6700
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    Eleventh: LG Fusic
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    Twelfth: Sanyo MM8400
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    Thirteenth: Mogul
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    Fourteenth: HTC Touch
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    Fifteenth: HTC Touch Pro
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    Sixteenth: HTC Touch Diamond
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    Seventeenth: Blackberry Storm
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    Eighteenth: HTC Touch Pro2
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    Nineteenth: HTC EVO!
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    May or may not be missing a few phones here and there. :)
     
  17. septro

    septro Well-Known Member

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    I'm still rocking my old Moto 2900 bag phone from Sprint. 3Watts baby! I remember going to the club with this and the long shoulder strap swearing I was pimpin in the early 90s, now - not so much :(.

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    I will be upgrading to an EVO as my next phone. The probably weigh about the same :).
     
  18. Bales

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    One: Star Tac (c. 1998)
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    Two: Nokia 5185 (c. 2000)
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    Three: Motorola T720 (c.2002)
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    Four: Kyocera KX2 (c. 2004)
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    Five: LG Chocolate (c. 2006) This phone was so bad I went back to the KX2 for the last year of my contract.
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    Six: LG Dare (c. 2008)
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    Seven: Palm Pre (c. 2009)
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    Eight: HTC Evo
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  19. mistax

    mistax Well-Known Member

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    Was my First Phone
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    second phone
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    Third
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    4th
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    5th
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    6th
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    7th
     
  20. ImmaSlave4U

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    1st (Motorola Timeport 8767 - Verizon)
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    2nd (Motorola t720 - Verizon)
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    3rd (Toshina VM4050 - Sprint)
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    4th (Samsung A-900 'Blade' - Sprint)
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    5th (Samsung Instinct - Sprint)
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    6th (Palm Pre - Sprint)
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    7th soon-to-be! (HTC EVO 4G - Sprint)
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  21. Bales

    Bales Well-Known Member

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    THIS!!! This was the Star Tac I had. I couldn't find this picture. lol
     
  22. thlayli

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    Freeza, you have had entirely too many phones. :)
     
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    See my sig.

    Sent from my HERO200 using Tapatalk
     
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    My first phone: :D
     

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