Other Phone #10yearchallenge

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  1. pika2000 macrumors 601

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    It wasn't until way in later part of 2009, but the iPhone 3GS was my first iPhone/smartphone 10 years ago. I decided to jump into the iPhone bandwagon because Apple at that time just didn't want to put a camera on the iPod Touch (been using iPod Touch since the first gen).

    So what did you use 10 years ago?
     
  2. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 604

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    Thinking hard about this I was using a HTC Hero in 2009. I had a G1 before that. Jumped to iPhone in 2012.
     
  3. cableguy84 macrumors 65816

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    Nokia n95. Followed by the google nexus 1.
    2 of my favourite phones of all time.
    Switched to iphone when the 4s came out and have stayed with Apple since.
     
  4. KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816

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    Went from Motorola Razr to 3GS if I recall...
     
  5. Helmsley macrumors regular

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    StaceyMJ86 macrumors 65816

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    *2007 - Sidekick LX
    *2008 - T-Mobile G1
    *2009 - September 2011 - Numerous Android phones
    *October 2011 - iPhone 4S
    *2011 - 2017 - Every iPhone up to X

    2018 I only upgraded my Series 2 Apple Watch to Series 4. This year if I like the X Max (whatever they name it) and it’s the same price as last year’s model I will be upgrading to that.
     
  7. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    3G, and have upgraded to a new iPhone every year since. :)
     
  8. pika2000 thread starter macrumors 601

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  10. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Sprint HTC Touch Pro. Windows 6.1 Pro, Sense UI 2.1 w/Weather.

    Lots and lots of CAB file upgrades over the stock Sprint ROM. I had Facebook and YT integration. Basically, I was running the parts of more modern HTC phones on my TP.

    [​IMG]

    Oh yeah. I could copy and paste in 2009 and send MMS (had a app that increased the MMS size to the server too). AT&T didn't allow any of that for the iPhone until later.
     
  11. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    2007 - I had a Nokia n95.
    2008 - Then moved on to HTC Touch Pro, this one got stolen.
    2008 - HTC Touch HD
    2009 - iPhone 3G
    2009 - iPhone 3GS

    Ever since on iPhone.
     
  12. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    My wife had a TP as well (she usually gets what I get). Sometime in 2012-2013 though it finally died so Sprint replaced it with a TP 2. I was on my iPhone 5 at that time though.
     
  13. rbrian macrumors 6502a

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    I had a ****** proto-"smart"phone, whose name I have expunged from my memory. It had aggressive haptic feedback, but the standout feature was built-in satnav, which was comically bad. I had to ask a random passerby for directions. Oh, the indignity!

    I was looking for a railway station in Edinburgh. The first result was the Edinburgh Road filling station, in London - 400 miles away. I kept trying, until I realised railway stations were not in its database. I managed to find the Station Hotel, which I reasoned had to be near the station, but I couldn't see it.

    Recounting this sorry saga to my smug friend with his 3GS, I grabbed it, opened the maps app, and tried the same thing - it found the correct result instantly. Not long after, I bought my own 3GS. About three weeks before the 4 was launched... I then bought a 4S, and every one after until the 7. I now have a Samsung Galaxy S9.
     
  14. AppleHaterLover macrumors 65816

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    Man the Nokia N95 was the ****.

    I had the N95-3 (the improved US version with 128MB of RAM and different 3G support) and it was unstoppable. It could even switch off the TVs at the mall (sorry for my idiot teenager self) and I swear the speakers were more powerful than those on my XR.

    Got a 3GS in 2009 and never looked back, but I did lose quite a bit of functionality. Off the top of my head:

    -Download audio files straight into the Music app using just the phone
    -Selfie camera (before selfies were even a thing)
    -5MP camera with flash
    -Very loud speakers
    -USB mass storage
     
  15. jimmy_uk macrumors 6502

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    I was frantically looking for the grail mobile that could be my phone, camera and music player so:-

    • Nokia N95 (always felt cheap but was really expensive).
    • Motorola Razr (one of my fav phones).
    • iPhone 2G (could see the future with this one - as soon as it went on fire sale).
    • iPhone 3G.
     
  16. Tmacc47 macrumors newbie

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    10 years ago, I had an LG flip phone that i had gotten for Christmas. This was 4 years before my first smartphone and my 13 year old self loved it.
     
  17. rbrian macrumors 6502a

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    And 10 years later, iOS still can't do this.
     
  18. GP-SE macrumors 6502

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    I had a HTC Touch, then got the iPhone 3GS on release day.
     
  19. davedvdy macrumors 6502a

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    iPhone 3GS, my first smartphone. I switched to Verizon and got away from the iPhone because ATT was nothing but dropped phone calls.
    I switched to the Motorola Droid and back to Verizon, but got the iPhone 4 when it came to Verizon.
     
  20. Shanghaichica, Jan 20, 2019
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    Shanghaichica macrumors G3

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    iPhone 3G.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 20, 2019 ---
    I used Sony Ericsson phones from 2002-2008. I had that one. That was actually the last Sony Ericsson phone I had.
     
  21. Clix Pix, Jan 20, 2019
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    I did the ten-year iPhone Challenge at the ten-year mark of iPhone existence: in 2017 after I got my iPhone X I took a portrait of her with the first iPhone, which of course took the world by storm in 2007. Until I got the iPhone I was using a Samsung flip phone of some sort.....don't even remember now! Since 2007 I have used nothing but iPhones and have had most of them.

    IMG_0734 (1).jpg
     
  22. Shanghaichica macrumors G3

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    I had the razar.
     
  23. MJedi macrumors 6502a

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    I was using the first iPhone which I had jailbroken to get it to work with T-mobile.
     

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