Nokia’s then and now photos remind us how mobile tech has impacted our lives
Remember when you had to actually know where you were going? GPS assistance in our pockets has made it easier than ever to explore new places and rediscover familiar favorites.
We’ve come a long way from the cumbersome gaming consoles of the past. Many of today’s phones house libraries of games with stunning visuals, immersive sound, and compelling gameplay.
From pen and paper to email only on computers, in a short amount of time our phones have evolved to keep us connected to whomever we want, whenever we want.
TV and Movies:
Color TV was introduced in the U.S. in 1953 and it wasn’t until 1972 that all programming was broadcast in color. If you would of said then, after just making the big switch to all colorcasts, that only 40 years later people would be watching TV and movies with brilliant color, clarity, and definition on devices that fit in their pocket, well, we’re pretty sure that would of been a tough sell.
The days of mix tapes recorded from the radio are almost completely extinct, and fumbling with CDs in the car is beginning to head out as well. Mobile technology has made it common place to carry 100s or 1000s of songs with you everywhere you go and be able to quickly play that content on headphones, home speakers, or in your car.
The trend is evident: Bigger screen, less body.
Notepads, pens, desk phones, paperclips, CDs, rolodex cards, post-it notes, and pocket calendars? Our desks have never looked so good. Not only is most of the clutter gone, everything you need is with you all the time and easily synced between all your devices.
1. smartphone (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
whatever device people are using now this post will remind most of them their early love for nokia.mine was 3315
2. the_s2 (Posts: 224; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
How I used to love my sexy 7610.... I think I had used that phone more than my current GS2.... Memories....
3. Whodaboss (Posts: 176; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)
My main phone was a Nokia 6610 for 8 years on TMo then I upgraded to an HTC HD2. Now I'm just waiting for a new Nokia WP phone at least 4 or 4.3in on TMo then I'll be back home to the best phones made. Though I luv my HD2 - I'd still prefer a Nokia device.
30. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
Hello whodaboss you can always buy a unlocked lumia 900 and use it on tmobile's network
4. bbblader (Posts: 588; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
the best pic is the one above the nokia maps one
5. sheepygalaxy (Posts: 68; Member since: 10 Mar 2012)
I personally think the defining moment for nokia was the n95 and since then they have gone from strength to strength
7. ilia1986 (unregistered)
N95 was the peak. After that it all started to go horribly horribly wrong.
19. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
Like my n97 . The reason I bought I over the iPhone 3GS is that I thought that it still have soul of the n95 that I always wanted + I also think that the n97 is a improved version of the n95 . Turn out that it wasn't and its more related to the Nokia 5800 ! What about the n96 ? It sucks too ?
6. chapizzo (Posts: 116; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)
you just had to squeeze the iphone in somewhere, didn't you, iphonearena.
21. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
Not happy go to another site .
20. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
No way music in a smartphone can beat that ! Except maybe HTC surround
9. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1351; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
My first Cell phone was a Nokia and it was great I am debating on buying a AT & T
Nokia 900 or buying a Nokia Apollo Class Windows phone 8 smart phone. the Nokia 900 is so good it's Kinda hard to wait for the more Powerful Apollo class Windows 8 smart phones. What's a guy to do?
14. Whodaboss (Posts: 176; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)
I hear you on that one. I'm glad TMo is making it easy for me at this moment. There's no dilemma for the time being, since it doesn't seem like TMo will be releasing a 900 anytime soon. I'm just hoping in the fall they will release an Apollo device that's at least the size of the 900. I'm also hoping they'll have a tablet ready to be released by then too.
26. -RVM- (Posts: 331; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Yet Nokia 3310 is missing in phonearena's database! I can't add it to my previous phones list :(
11. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Ah memories... Had a Nokia 3310 with blue light instead of green..
Anybody remember those great games?
- Space Impact
They were great mobile games at that time!
12. matrix_neo (Posts: 329; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
My first phone was nokia 5610 then i switch to 3310 then "upgraded" to 3315. Im miss composing ringtones in my nokia phones. Sad to say but i love now samsung phones especially my galaxy tab 7.7 :-). If i will buy windows phone, i will prefer nokia.
22. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
Not Samsung or HTC ? Why ? It's not like I hate Nokia but I wanna know
28. matrix_neo (Posts: 329; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
Nokia has the best hardwares in phone and windows phone os really compliment it. Nokia has its own applications like nokia maps and nokia drive which other manufacturers doesnt have, its an advantage for nokia. Samsung and HTC good for Android only. : p
29. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
After played with the lumia 800 instantly i love it ! But after playing with the Titan I found that it is that snappy too just you don't get the amoled screen and nokia apps but you do get a larger display
13. T12RYK (Posts: 98; Member since: 10 Jun 2011)
My first phone was a Nokia 3310 with VIBRATION and SNAKE 2 and the spaceship game. I got to the PUK code screen and thought I broke it lol.
16. sheepygalaxy (Posts: 68; Member since: 10 Mar 2012)
how the hell did nokia go down hill from the n95 plz explain just because they didn't rush loads of handsets out every couple of mths.The n8 was and at this moment the best camera phone out (until 808>) the lumia 800 is doing what htc wishes it could do with window7.
17. azri05 (unregistered)
The skill of navigating using the map is disappearing fast.. Pretty sad. My kid never be able to learn it
18. webOSlove (unregistered)
My first phone was a Nokia phone :) What's wrong with having an old phone ? My current main phone is a Palm Pixi Plus (which I love so much) . I wish Windows Phone the best because it needs marketshare . Well I love webOS Much more , but I'm open minded about other OSes . ( NOT A fan of the iPhone . . . AT ALL)
23. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
Really ? Not even a little ?
32. webOSlove (unregistered)
Nope not even a little . Apple just imitates ideas from other OSes , throws a little glitter on it , & calls it theirs . Then they go out of their way to patent it , & take out anyone who " violates " it . Screw Apple :) I'm in love with HP/Palm
33. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
honestly i like webOS too . They are way better than symbian on my Nokia n97 . Problem is there isnt much choice on the hardware and apps . + they wasnt for sale in Malaysia here .
24. Bluedroid (Posts: 57; Member since: 12 Sep 2011)
My first phone was a Nokia 5610 Express Music , a very cool slider phone back then, I was a devoted Nokia fan till Nokia cheated and went with Microsoft, tried Nokia Lumina 800 and it's sucks bigtime and it's nothing compared to good old Symbian...
25. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
Hey the top nokia/iphone quote "breaks the screen/breaks the floor " was mine they stole it don't know how they read minds wao
27. scwebewcs (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)
My first phone was a Nokia 3210 ( used it for 3 years ), then shifted to Motorola Timeport ( used for 1 year ), switched to Motorola SLVR L7 ( which by the way I used for 4 years then lost it ), next was LG Cookie KM555e ( used for 1 year ), and now I'm currently using a Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc. Clearly most of us started first with nokia phones.
31. alpinejason (Posts: 262; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)
still using n-95 to this day and still love it!!may not be as fast as other phones today but still does everything they do as well