Nostalgia time: Opening the cell phone vault

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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9 Comments

1. baldilocks

Posts: 1538; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

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

2. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

nokia 5110 was released in 1998, not 2003

3. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

4. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 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

5. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Hello moto. Wtf no 3310,g1 and iphone?

6. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

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

7. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

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

8. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

9. PaceyPimps

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 04, 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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