Your first smartphone - what brand was it?

Your first smartphone - what brand was it?
After asking you what OS your very first smartphone was based on, it's now time for a relatively similar question. However, we're now interested in more than just the OS: we want to know what brand your first smartphone was.

Obviously, since your first smartphone may have been a model released a long, long time ago, our poll options include some companies that no longer make handsets, besides big names that are still in the business today. We tried to include all relevant brands since smartphones were created, but there's also an "Other" option for folks who won't find their brand listed below.

We're pretty sure that everyone remembers their first smartphone quite well, so, besides voting in our poll, we wouldn't mind if you'd also share your nostalgic memories about this. Please note that brands are listed in alphabetical order in the poll. Go vote 'em!

Your first smartphone - what brand was it?

Alcatel
1.37%
Apple
2.53%
Asus
0.06%
BlackBerry
3.62%
Ericsson
2.62%
Google (Nexus)
0.66%
HTC
7.43%
Huawei
0.4%
Lenovo
0.06%
LG
3.28%
Motorola
9.4%
Nokia
41.56%
Palm
1.74%
Samsung
10.4%
Sony
1.85%
Sony Ericsson
7.75%
Xiaomi
0.11%
ZTE
0.34%
Other
4.84%

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145 Comments

1. Subie

Posts: 2257; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Audiovox was mine!

20. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

Samsung R220

21. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

HTC Touch.

47. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

The first gen HTC Droid Incredible.

49. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

HTC EVO

51. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

I bet everyone in the planet earth has owned or tried Nokia

77. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Nokia N8 was my first Smartphone..........

92. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Mine was 6600

97. Fellwalker

Posts: 516; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Nope. When they were just mobiles, the screens were too small. When they were smartphones they were square at the corners which I thought would be too uncomfortable, digging into your hand.

100. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2231; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I've owned a Nokia smartphone but it was after I owned the Samsung Blackjack II. Before that, the only Nokia phones I had were the non-smartphone type. So, yes I do think that your statement is probably right but this is asking about smartphones.

101. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Not in the US. More likely to be BlackBerry here.

132. Cicero

Posts: 1101; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Nokia and than BlackBerry or HTC. If you are from States it will be Motorola.

141. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

The Droid wasn't *that* popular. Much more likely to be an iPhone than a Droid.

81. Lupy17

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

Bosch

56. Rafishant

Posts: 390; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

This percentage would have been today's Nokia market share if they had adopted Android since 2011. Unfortunately, the Trojan horse has arrived

114. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Not really. Nokia was sinking that time..adopting Android would leave them in HTC's position. What they needed to do, is ditch symbian and continue using Maemo. If you're referring to Elop as a Trojan horse, then I agree. But if you're referring to MS, then with that logic Nokia is the Trojan itself.

124. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Agreed. Nokia needed to push out MeeGo a year or two sooner as an iOS/Android alternative. Windows needed Nokia much more than it needed Windows. All speculation and hindsight of course. But the idea that Nokia could have been an Android powerhouse after they had invested so much in their own OSes... Really doubtful.

144. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I don't know, most people, no matter what OS they use, have a lot of respect for Nokia and their products. If they had come out with a phone with Google's Android on board (instead of the Microsoft version.of Android) I would've definitely given them a go. But with that version on board, and the fact that they seemed to go the extremely cheap route (seems to be closer to their 500/600 series phones than a 900+ series device) is what kept me from their last Android offering.

126. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

i agree, because nokia was the king in mobile........samsung couldn't have been here.......

117. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Samsung Omnia 1 for me.

29. Acer_Predator unregistered

67. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Droid 1. My bother worked for Palm back then and I had a few of those even the phone one.

68. 7Superman9

Posts: 86; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

Same here. It had "wood" on the front.

90. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Samsung was mine. The S2...

111. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

Motorola D160 back in 1998...

115. tuminatr

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

I had to think about it but I had a Nokia 9000 communicater (1998), then a audiovox Thera (2002)

116. tuminatr

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

Oh and my first cell phone was an AMPS Pannasonic EBH-30 (1994) I dont think there are even pictures on the web of that one

130. f35hunter

Posts: 238; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

Seimens SX-65

142. aipom

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

Htc Tytn II

145. Shocky unregistered

Sony Ericsson K800

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