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Do you still remember your first mobile phone?

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    I still remember the day when I first own a Nokia camera phone (I believe it was Nokia 6600). Its shape was somewhat diagonal and bulky with a VGA rear camera. That time it was a craze to own a camera phone. Some old models which may be interest to know :

    Nokia 3310 - well known for its super battery backup
    Nokia 1100 - Launched in 2003, the best seller then
    Nokia 3110 - With 9MB of internal storage which can be expanded upto 2GB!

    Do you still remember your first mobile brand and model?

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    While I don't remember the model number, I do remember it was a Motorola and green, with a pull up ariel! I must have had bigger pockets in them days aswell as it was about the size and weight of a house brick!

    Them were the days...

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    I definitely do remember my first mobile phone. It's Nokia 2600, it doesn't have a camera and even a bluetooth but it is equipped with colored display. I even remeber my polyphonic ringtone.

    I must say, Nokia is popularly know in the past.

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    You're right what you say about Nokia as at one time they dominated the mobile phone market and I'd be surprised if everbody of a certain and age and generaration didn't have a Nokia at one point in their life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwarbi View Post
    You're right what you say about Nokia as at one time they dominated the mobile phone market and I'd be surprised if everbody of a certain and age and generaration didn't have a Nokia at one point in their life.
    Your right, but I'm a little bit disappointed because they didn't mantain being in the top listing. I admired Nokia's proven durability. As a matter of fact my first Nokia phone stayed for long years serving me with my communication needs. But based on currect mobile market trends, they obviously can't get over Samsung and Iphone which rivalry still persist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubie View Post
    Your right, but I'm a little bit disappointed because they didn't mantain being in the top listing. I admired Nokia's proven durability. As a matter of fact my first Nokia phone stayed for long years serving me with my communication needs. But based on currect mobile market trends, they obviously can't get over Samsung and Iphone which rivalry still persist.
    Samsung also produce durable phones. If you look at the low end categories, they are highly durable and withstand almost any kind of shocks. I have a basic Samsung model called "Guru" which costed me around $15, price must have gone down now. It doesn't have a camera, but really compact with good battery backup which can last for 5-6 days. I use it when I am in low network coverage area and it can hold power up to 5 days in extreme conditions. It is a very robust model.

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    In regards to the Nokia devices you could drive a tank over them and they'd still work! And also font forget the battery life, you could charge it on a Sunday night, use it daily and on Thursday you'd still be on 70%!

    Nokia are planning on making a comeback into the mobile market I believe as the contract with Microsoft as run out now so they're free to start producing their own devices again, so we shall see what happens.
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    Yes, @webworld, Samsung undeniably proven a lot in terms of durability and reliability. No doubt, Samsung is one of the top listed mobile device as of today. Like Samsung, Nokia once became popular also and that's because they'd cater mobile user's with satisfaction. Unfortunately, Nokia failed to maintain their stability and was beated by the advancements.

    Let's just see how Nokia will cope up with advancements @pwarbi, maybe Microsoft is their perfect match. Anyways, innovative changes is for the benifit of the users.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwarbi View Post
    In regards to the Nokia devices you could drive a tank over them and they'd still work! And also font forget the battery life, you could charge it on a Sunday night, use it daily and on Thursday you'd still be on 70%!

    Nokia are planning on making a comeback into the mobile market I believe as the contract with Microsoft as run out now so they're free to start producing their own devices again, so we shall see what happens.
    So, Nokia is coming back, right? That is news to me, thanks.

    But I really doubt if they can survive the big war that is going on between Samsung and Apple. Moreover, there are a lot of other players who are left behind like Sony, Motorola, LG etc. I think if they really want a come back they are left with no other option but to embrace Android OS for a wider coverage. The also need to think of cost effective phones for sometime at least. Nokia as a brand will give them some mileage and that is for sure. But the real challenge is sustainability and for that they need to come up more innovative ideas. Marketing would also play a very important role in their success.

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    It was way back in 2000. Alcatel model. It had the option to put in 3 AAA battery and operate at times of emergency.
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    Quote Originally Posted by panchabhut View Post
    It was way back in 2000. Alcatel model. It had the option to put in 3 AAA battery and operate at times of emergency.
    It's just unbelievable! 3 AAA batteries for a mobile phone! I think this is an innovative idea that they should try now when almost all smartphones are finding it difficult to breath due to poor battery backup. 3 AAA batteries could be handy as we can keep it as a standby option while driving or at home or office. I think then there will be a separate slot for that in the handset or is it a separate attachment to the device? I never heard of such a device, thanks for the information.

    By the way, do you know how long it will last?

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    Nokia faces a lot of failures before that is why they are left far behind. As they returned to the scene its hard for them to cope up with the rivalry of Samsung and iPhone. In innovation "time" is considered, and so they failed to maximize it because of some issues they faced. If ever they're planning to rise again and take back the "crown, I think they need to struggle hard to produce more enhanced ideas that will lure people to gain their popularity back. It is quite a BIG step for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webworld View Post
    It's just unbelievable! 3 AAA batteries for a mobile phone! I think this is an innovative idea that they should try now when almost all smartphones are finding it difficult to breath due to poor battery backup. 3 AAA batteries could be handy as we can keep it as a standby option while driving or at home or office. I think then there will be a separate slot for that in the handset or is it a separate attachment to the device? I never heard of such a device, thanks for the information.

    By the way, do you know how long it will last?
    Those days, mobiles were "buxom". The AAA batteries were housed in the back cover after removing the main battery. I used the facility twice. For making about 15 minutes of call and keeping the phone running for an hour. Those were the days when an outgoing STD call used to cost about Rs. 48 /min. so mobiles were for emergencies only.
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    My first phone was Alcatel Idol Mini 2. That is my first android phone. It was not so good because phone was laggy and bettery was bad. Now I am using Samsung S3 Neo and battery is better.

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    @webworld My first Android phone was a Samsung Galaxy Fit GT-S5670, and it was a very good phone at that time. It had a 5 megapixel camera, 3.5 inch WVGA screen, 600 mhz processor and a 1400 mAh batter, I guess. I loved using that phone, as it was my first Android phone which was packed with some great features, considering that time. Right now, I'm using a Moto X Play which is a masterpiece and probably, the best phone I have ever had.

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    If you think of smartphones, I think my first one is a Samsung model which runs on BADA OS, which I purchased around seven years back. Even though the OS was a failure the handset is a robust one. It is a touch-phone and still in working condition. But the screen lost its charm. I think the background lights are not working properly. It got a very strong metal cover which is very much shock proof. It weights a little bit, but compact in size.

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    My first mobile was Nokia C2-00. It was one of the earliest models of dual-sim mobiles and the first model to provide hot swap (as of my knowledge). I used it for nearly 6 years. I didn't face any problems with that mobile except a battery change once. Recently I shifted to Lenovo mobile. Though I like Lenovo mobile, I miss my old mobile, especially the hot swap option for second sim.

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    My friends used Nokia as their first phones. I got lucky and used Motorola. Those days when the phones were big like walkie talkies and had that huge aerial at its top to connect. My friends used to tell me that I could be burried with the phone and it would still pick the network.
    Those were the days when smartphones were myths and there was no internet.

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    My first phone is a Nokia 3210, I remember how cook I feel with this one because it has no antennae. I have smartphones now but my old 3210 is still working and I still use it for making phone calls in public. Its a Robber repellent! Robbers are more interested with people who uses Iphones.

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    I miss my first phone, it was a Nokia Ngage. I loved the phone because of all the games I could play with it, I had so many game cards. The phone was like a gameboy and everyone was always taking it to play games, I guess that's why it got stolen.

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    My first mobile phone was a brick. The phone number was an 800 number. I thought I was doing it back then. Oh how far we have come since then. They've added cameras, and flips, at one point everybody wanted the walkie talkie feature, and that has gone away now. These days its all about what apps you can get on your phone, but back then, we weren't even thinking about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nailah783 View Post
    My first mobile phone was a brick. The phone number was an 800 number. I thought I was doing it back then. Oh how far we have come since then. They've added cameras, and flips, at one point everybody wanted the walkie talkie feature, and that has gone away now. These days its all about what apps you can get on your phone, but back then, we weren't even thinking about it.
    I thought "brick" was the name of a mobile phone model of those days.ha.ha. in fact. Yes, you are right we have traveled a lot. Phones are no more a mere communication device. Communication is only a small part of the mobile phone nowadays. We got advanced camera, finger scan, touch screen and it is still changing every second. Whatever it happening is just above our imaginations.

    But the worst part is that with the advent of mobile phones went online, the so called cyber criminals and hackers became very busy. Even though technology has advanced so much, we are still not in a position to control vulnerabilities. It is indeed a sad phase of the story which needs to be addressed at any cost.

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    Yes!, The Nokia C1-02. It boasts few features, but if you need a phone to use and abuse or one whose battery will last longer than the smartphone average of two days, it may be worth a look. There's no ceremony to the design of the Nokia C1-02 - even compared with the C1-01 it seems like the vanilla option. We took a look at the black version of the handset, but those looking for a spot of colour may prefer the pink and blue versions Nokia also produces. These coloured editions keep the black main body of the phone though, making do with a coloured backplate and fascia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webworld View Post
    I still remember the day when I first own a Nokia camera phone (I believe it was Nokia 6600). Its shape was somewhat diagonal and bulky with a VGA rear camera. That time it was a craze to own a camera phone. Some old models which may be interest to know :

    Nokia 3310 - well known for its super battery backup
    Nokia 1100 - Launched in 2003, the best seller then
    Nokia 3110 - With 9MB of internal storage which can be expanded upto 2GB!

    Do you still remember your first mobile brand and model?
    Awesome! You were a great user of nokia.

    I had
    -Siemens A60
    -Siemens C75
    -Nokia X2
    -Motorola Razr D3
    -Nokia Lumia 830

    My favorite phone was the Siemens CX75, I bought a year after its launch, given that all my friends were impressed with a camera of 1.3 mpx

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    My dad use to own one of these bulky and heavy phones:


    The only thing this cellphone can do is to make phone calls and a single call is damn over priced and expensive. This thing is so expensive for something from the 90's. it has the same price with an Iphone. There is no inflations here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cashewfruit_wine View Post
    My dad use to own one of these bulky and heavy phones:


    The only thing this cellphone can do is to make phone calls and a single call is damn over priced and expensive. This thing is so expensive for something from the 90's. it has the same price with an Iphone. There is no inflations here.
    Its a classic, so I guess its why the price is high, rare and something you typically don't see nowadays.

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    I do remember my first phone. It was a Reliance CDMA handset. I don't remember the model number, though. It had a very small display screen. I guess less than 2 inches, with a green display light. The inbox memory was hardly up to 50 messages. Those were the days when internet usage on the mobile phone was a distant dream. I used that phone for almost two years, then I switched over to a Spice phone with a flap cover. It was also not much different, just that the phone had a colorful display this time!

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