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Nostalgia time: Opening the cell phone vault

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Nostalgia time: Opening the cell phone vault
It's now so easy to complain that our smartphone battery won't make it past 5pm, or that it drops a call once or twice a week. We tend to forget that there was a time where we had to plug in a phone to get past the 20 minute talk time mark, and often had to stand in-place in one corner of our favorite store to avoid dropping the call.. We're feeling nostalgic today, so we've opened up the PhoneArena vault to bring you some memories of mobile phone past.








It's amazing to look back at how quickly mobile phones have evolved. Compared to any other consumer products sector, the mobile industry has made rapid progress. While there are still dropped calls, dead spots, and phones with battery life less than we'd like, we have to admit the technology has come a long way from these museum artifacts.

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posted on 30 May 2012, 01:52

1. baldilocks (Posts: 494; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


Should have had the MicroTAC series in there somewhere too. :)

posted on 30 May 2012, 02:20

2. xtian1103 (Posts: 352; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


nokia 5110 was released in 1998, not 2003

posted on 30 May 2012, 02:43 1

3. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I'm assuming this is a work in progress, because iconic devices like the Blackberry and Razr aren't on there. Although it is cool to see it acknowledged what strides Motorola made in cell phones before almost anyone else even came into being.

posted on 30 May 2012, 06:25

4. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


You forgot one damn good phone, or just excluded it to make the list short..
Never mind it is the Nokia 3310, most of the people's first phone and i still have it and have a score in the game snake of around 2600 :D
I can't forget that phone cuz i spent my lot of time playing snake and breaking my records until i stopped playing it

posted on 30 May 2012, 07:26

5. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Hello moto.
Wtf no 3310,g1 and iphone?

posted on 30 May 2012, 10:27

6. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1010; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


hmm my first Cell phone was like the last model shown. It was pretty good and gave me great service

posted on 30 May 2012, 16:51

7. lsutigers (Posts: 694; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)


Cool! I still have a Moto Timeport and a Samsung N200. Awesome phones for their time.

posted on 30 May 2012, 21:37

8. BattleBrat (Posts: 1037; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Ahhh, good 'Ol Moto, I think they released the original RAZR in 2004, not quite old enough for nostalgia quite yet...

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 09:06

9. PaceyPimps (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


My 1st phone was the SPH-N200 lost it in cab got a new smaller samsung silver flip after that.

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