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

149. tokuzumi

Posts: 2029; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I worked for Nextel in 2001, which was when I first had a cell phone. The only OEM for Nextel was Motorola. Loved those phones.

148. TechDork

Posts: 405; Member since: May 10, 2010

My first "smartphone" was the Sidekick 3!! :D

147. Hitokage

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

LG Rumor Touch was my first phone, LG Optimus V was my first smartphone. Bad times, bad times.

143. HTC_ONE_MAX

Posts: 171; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

My first phone was Nokia 5300 Xpress Music that comes with Symbian S40.

140. DannyJr

Posts: 38; Member since: May 08, 2014

Qtek 7070 Windows Mobile smartphone in 2004.

139. samuel1985

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

My first smartphone was the Motorola A1000 (UIQ symbian) , it was amazing....at the time :-)

138. brasstax

Posts: 546; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Mine was the Nokia communicator e91. Also gave me a sense of real safety when i took my dog out daily for a walk after 10pm. I knew that one whack from the e91 could own any probable mugger.

137. DeDex

Posts: 121; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Nexus One here! A nice phone at the time, with a fantastic screen. It was also very durable, as it withstood 4 years of merciless use before I eventually settled for a new one. Unfortunately, the software wasn't top-notch, and a general lagginess kind of ruined the experience after some time. Installing Cyanogen helped, but it's a shame Google quickly gave up on this phone. The measly 512MB of internal storage probably didn't help, either. Fortunately the phone had a microSD slot, but having so little internal storage was a real limiting factor when it came to installing apps and software updates.

136. Nath4N

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 19, 2014

Samsung Omnia, the touch screen was sooooo bad.

135. dexterie

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

Siemens C10E :)

131. nahusiv

Posts: 100; Member since: Apr 20, 2015

i guess nobody knows what a SMARTPHONE is

128. luxzy801

Posts: 140; Member since: Jun 16, 2010

First Smartphone: T-Mobile PW10B, it was basically a copy of the HTC Blue Angel in 2002, and didnt give up on them until 2015! First phone was a Ericsson lx700.

127. hanabi

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 08, 2015

first phone samsung s3, still using it well built

118. discharge unregistered

OMG!! I still have my Motorola star tac lol that's my first back in 1997 when Verizon was air touch cellular and it still powers on that old phone just a green screen calls only lol

112. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

Siemens S25

113. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

oops... Siemens S25 was my 1st cellphone. my 1st smartphone was Nokia N73.

119. discharge unregistered

That was sprint right??

110. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

Samsung vibrant was mine.

109. hakie

Posts: 17; Member since: Jan 14, 2014

Nokia 6600

108. stuck_788

Posts: 54; Member since: Jul 26, 2013

Nokia 6680...

107. MacWiNux

Posts: 128; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Palm Treo 700p qwerty madness and stylus with antenna hahaha

104. dmh0284

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

I picked Nokia and then quickly realized that my Nokia was just a cellphone, not a smartphone.

102. sotiris24410

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

lg gm750 and it was horrible!

99. LittleGaGaKiller

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

my first phone was Vertu Signature

96. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

iPhone 4

93. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

nokia n70 black music edition

91. viper7916

Posts: 25; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

Motorola 120c was my first cell phone.

89. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Samsung Focus. WP7 *Never Forget*

88. mrochester

Posts: 1048; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Nokia 7610 in 2004.

87. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

My first phone was a Motorolla StarTac on GTE Mobile. That shows how old I am. LOL My first SmartPhone was a Blackberry.

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