What were you using 10 years ago?

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  1. ritmomundo, Mar 28, 2011
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    ritmomundo macrumors 68000

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    I think we can all agree that the iPhone is an amazing piece of technology that's completely changed the cell phone market forever. So I thought it'd be fun to see where we were 10 years ago. What phone were you using?

    I had the Nokia 8890, which I thought was awesome at the time, because it was blue backlit and had a slide-cover over the keys. It didn't have a color screen, and it had a pull-out antenna. o_O

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  3. Thedeathbear, Mar 28, 2011
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    Same


    Edit: also my uncle has a 14 year old phone on sprint that still works, but is going to switch to the next iPhone.
     
  4. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    Can't remember honestly. I believe it was either a T-Mobile Sidekick (Color Version) or this ghastly little thing[​IMG]
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Pretty sure the phone above did not exist 10 years ago.

    I was using a Nokia 8210. Amazingly small and light device.
     
  6. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    Nokia...Don't remember the model number.
     
  7. iphoneIA, Mar 28, 2011
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    iphoneIA macrumors regular

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    I was using this:
    [​IMG]
    Old Style Nokia, not sure the model number.
    It is quite amazing coming from this to the iPhone 4. I just remember I could play snake and make calls.
     
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    A landline. I actually got my first mobile phone less than 4 years ago.
     
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    Motorola flip phone. 11.5 years ago a sidekick.
     
  11. OllyW Moderator

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    Same here, it was the first decent phone I owned. :)
     
  12. Etnies419 macrumors 6502

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    Nothing, got my first cell phone in 2003. I thought it was so amazing back then, since it had a camera. I never would've imagined I'd have a phone like my iPhone back then.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, I think I had something very similar to that too in 2001.
    Regural Nokia and I thought it had tons of features:)
     
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  17. Sedrick, Mar 28, 2011
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    I believe this was 1998 or so. Same phone they used on the X-Files: (still have it)

    [​IMG]
     
  18. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    haha yup i thought it was so cool changing the carrier name to differnt logos, man how times change
     
  19. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    All I had was my family's landline. But when I went into middle school in 2005, I got my first phone. It was a Motorola Razr V3XX on Cingular. Then a year or two later, it became AT&T. In circa 2008, I got an LG Incite. Awful little phone, that was. Then I got my first (secondhand) iPhone (original) in 2009. In December of 2010, I got my iPhone 3GS.

    From:

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    to:
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    to:
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    to what I have now:
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  20. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    My girlfriend had that one:
    nokia-8210-2.jpg

    I was having the more "manly" Nokia 6210, myself:

    [​IMG]

    ...but I secretly coveted that gorgeous little 8210, that is perhaps my favorite mobile phone (not counting smart phones) to this day, only rivaled by the phone that replaced my 6210, the Sony Ercsson T68i:

    [​IMG]
     
  21. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a

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    didn't the sidekick come out in 2002? (2011-2002=9 years)

    and i was still on my parents' landline 10 years ago
     
  22. ZacUSNYR macrumors regular

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    In '01 I got my first Cell phone. Had Verizon then and I got some Audiovox flip phone that cost me ~$250 after rebates because it had a high color screen. It had a pull out antenna lol

    I think I may still have it somewhere.
     
  23. georgee2face macrumors member

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    +++1 This phone survied many, many drops, dunks, immersions. it was basically indestructible
     

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