Phone before iPhone ? Name it!

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  1. Tito Georgie macrumors 6502

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    Name the phone or phones you had before the iPhone.

    Just wondering where people coming from.

    I came from a sidekick. Had those for a while, iPhone 3G came out and I bough it two months later used it with Tmobile. Edge was really slow so I switch to AT&T. Also owned a g1 only android phone I've used and hated.

    How bout you ?
     
  2. SandboxGeneral, Nov 9, 2010
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  3. Moyank24 macrumors 601

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    I had a Palm Treo with Verizon...then the original iPhone came out. I switched over to At&t and the rest is history.
     
  4. saving107 macrumors 603

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    2010 - iPhone 4
    2009 - iPhone 3GS
    2008 - iPhone 3G
    2007 - iPhone (late)
    2007 - RAZr v3 (Early)
    2006 - SLVr
    2005 - LG flip phone
    2004 - Some LG phone
    2003 - Some Motorola phone
    2002 - Some Motorola phone
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Cingular 8125
    Nokia 9500 Communicator
    LG Shine
    Sony E T616 (awesome)
    Moto Razr, Moto slvr, moto star tac
    About 4 different nokia candy bar phones
    And probably a few more that I cannot recall.


    I've had a cell phone since 1994.
     
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    I was using an LG Venus (black, less girly looking version) on Verizon. LG phones leave a lot to be desired, even the really basic ones that aren't supposed to be able to do much like this one was.

    I hated Verizon, and hated LG. Now I love AT&T and love my iPhone 4!

    SLC
     
  7. Tito Georgie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow I remember nextel in 2003/2004. Everyone in the bus with that walki talki thinking it was cool lol.
     
  8. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    wait, aren't you the guy that blamed Apple for your personal problems with your gf?
     
  9. Tito Georgie, Nov 9, 2010
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    Lmfao.
     
  10. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Yeah, toward the end of ownership I really hated the Direct Connect feature. Then the iPhone came out and I adopted it in February of 2008.
     
  11. Orlandu macrumors 6502

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    iPhone 4
    BlackBerry Curve 8330
    Palm Treo 650
    Samsung A900 (The Sprint Razr before they got Razr)
    SANYO MM7500 (had to Google that one, my first cell phone and it had Ready Link before Sprint merged with Nextel)

    Before that, I occasionally used my brothers Startac. That was the pinnacle of cool back in the day.
     
  12. Phil A. Moderator

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    The first cell phone I had was one of these (not Land rover branded though)

    [​IMG]

    After that, I had far too many phones to list, but memorable ones are this one (which did video calling over 3G!):

    [​IMG]

    And this one, which was one of the first Windows Smartphone phone available in the UK

    [​IMG]


    This one was one of my favourites

    [​IMG]

    But the phone I had immediately before the iPhone was this one:

    [​IMG]
     
  13. angusslo macrumors regular

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    iPhone 4 32GB - 2010
    iPhone 3G 16GB - 2009
    SE G900i - 2008
    SE K810i - 2007
    several phones
    Nokia 6260 - my first smartphone - 2005
    several phones

    Nokia 3310 - 2002 my first phone!
     
  14. Tito Georgie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    @Phil.A

    Isn't the first phone a house phone ? o_O
     
  15. sth, Nov 9, 2010
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    Nokia 6630 (Symbian S60).

    It had 3G, user-installable native apps (even OpenGL was supported), a "real" webbrowser, multitasking, decent battery life and even copy/paste - back in 2004, that is.

    But even though smartphones before the iPhone could do even more things than the iPhone could when it came out, the iPhone's user interface was just so much superior to anything on the market at that time. It more than made up for the missing features (which are slowly but steadily coming to the iPhone as well with every new OS version, the only thing I'm really missing at the moment is a calendar overview on the homescreen).

    The fact that by today every major mobile phone manufacturer has copied the iPhone's basic concept shows how big of a revolution it really was.

    </flashback>
     
  16. OllyW Moderator

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    My last phone before the iPhone was the Nokia N95.

    My favourite phone before the iPhone was the Nokia 8210. :cool:
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    LG CU500
     
  19. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I had a Motorola Q9 global, and before that a LG C1500.
     
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    No - it's bigger than that :D

    I got it on August 1st 1989 when I was the tender age of 23 (I remember the date because it was also the date I got my first brand new company car and I had fitted into the car before I got it). The phone was known as a "transportable" because it was predominantly a car phone but you could unclip the innards from inside the boot and put them into that cradle and carry it around. It even came complete with a messenger style bag to carry it in over your shoulder! I only took it out and about once at a trade show and I felt such a dork that I never bothered again :D
     
  22. madKIR macrumors 6502

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    -Some Motorola phone
    -Samsung N500 (2003)
    -Siemens C65 (2004)
    -Siemens CX70 (2004)
    -Sony Ericsson K700i (2005)
    -Sony Ericsson K750i (2006)
    -iPhone 3GS (2009)
    -iPhone 4

    WOW! I shocked myself! I remember all of them!:)
     

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