Other Phone #10yearchallenge

pika2000

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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?
 
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cableguy84

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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.
 
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StaceyMJ86

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Sep 22, 2015
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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.
 
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eyoungren

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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?
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.

https://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=497981&d=1411853963

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.
 

akash.nu

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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.
 
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eyoungren

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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.
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.
 
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rbrian

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Jul 24, 2011
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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.
 

AppleHaterLover

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Jun 15, 2018
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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
 
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jimmy_uk

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Oct 19, 2015
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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.
 

Tmacc47

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Oct 23, 2018
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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?
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.
 

davedvdy

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Oct 25, 2011
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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.
 

Clix Pix

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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
 
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Shanghaichica

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Apr 8, 2013
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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.
I had the razar.
 
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MJedi

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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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