10 years past iconic phones

Ten mobile phones, a small revolution has come to pass in their cozy little niches.

10 years past iconic phones

1. Nokia 9210Communicator

10 years past iconic phones

This seemingly ancient mobile Nutcracker - very "reasonable" phone. This can be guessed by opening the device and looking inward. The furnace is operated under the control of Symbian v6.0, Series 80 UI, was equipped with a 32-bit processor with a frequency of 52 MHz and a screen diagonal 4, 5 'and a resolution of 640 x 200 pixels. Yes that there "was" and "working"! It is possible that you can find running instances at radio or even in the hands of users to this day.

To say that the smartphone Nokia 9210Communicator ahead of its time - it does not say anything. Model released was in 2000. Phone could send e-mail, giving view Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, has an infrared port, memory card support, the external screen. Nokia was in the vanguard of technology. Later on other models, which you will find in this text, will say that they first met in the last two functions.

Incidentally, the term "device" was introduced personally Nokia. So companies use their own "smart" phones 9th line (to whom belongs the Nokia 9210), whose ability to combine the capabilities of the phone and PDAs. Since then, the word "device" has brought a lot of confusion in the classification of "smart" phones, but trademark Communicator belongs to Nokia.

2. Siemens SL45

10 years past iconic phones

This model happened to see the light in almost ancient times by mobile phone standards - in September of 2000. In general, the 00-year was marked by several models that have unique features for its time. Benefon has released the first phone, the Sony support GPS (Benefon ESC) - polyphony (Sony J5), Sharp, together with the operator J-Phone somewhere in the vastness of the Japanese - a camera phone. A Siemens successfully continued its line SL first model with support for memory cards up to 32 MB and an MP3-player. Phone accidents weighed 88 grams and was so tiny that he could easily get lost in the mighty fist businessman those years. However, the model has been focused in the first place on this segment (on the other hand, who else then can be oriented mobile phones at that time the cost of the connection). Of all known communications, Siemens SL45 had only an infrared port, and was equipped with a WAP-browser version 1.1. But its phonebook supports up to 500 addresses with 14 input fields. By comparison, today's extremely low cost Nokia allow you to store up to 200 addresses, and then only with one phone number. In addition, business-hero of his time supports voice dialing and voice up to 300 entries. And in his kit package includes a headset Sennheiser, if you believe the Internet sources. Incidentally, the battery, the model had a capacity of 540 mAh. If we believe the data preserved in the depths of GSM Arena, in the standby mode, this proud old man could expect to live to 170 hours and talk time - up to 4 hours. Who's there to complain about battery Android-smartphone?

The model has been extremely successful and popular, and the following year the world saw its updated version of the SL45i with Java and GPRS, and an optional 1000 mAh battery.

3. Ericsson R520

10 years past iconic phones

Every time I hear the word Ericsson, before my eyes appear this rough and unsightly phone. It is this model was to be my first phone was presented in honor of parents attending university (at the time the model was a year and a half). And I remember, I was still immediately thought: "How can you do such ugly technique." After all, it was so full of nice little tidy and Alcatel's, strange, wild, but the popular Siemens. Were beautiful Nokia and Sony phones. Oh, I did not appreciate in those days that in my hands was literally a crown of mobile technology at that time. This R2D2 R520 became the first mobile phone with Bluetooth wireless technology. This phone was also GPRS and email. And, of course, the infrared port, the WAP-browser, phone book for 500 numbers and the ability to load monophonic ringtones. Godsend for the business person of the year 2002 the sample for which the mobile phone is not only a means of communication, but also an indicator of status.

4. Nokia 6310

10 years past iconic phones

This legendary phone was released almost at the same time as the previous model. Nokia 6310 look and positioned as a business model. He did not concede Ericsson R520 in its capabilities. There was also a GPRS, Bluetooth, infrared, large memory for call log and messages. However, if you believe the mobile-review, vaunted Bluetooth in this device yet worked out very badly and did not want to be connected to the headset. But the main thing - was hell, "Snake" in this handset, which later during the years of constant presence in Nokia devices such kinship with the brand that without Nokia phones are simply unthinkable, and any updates or changes in the schedule of the game disappointed.

Nokia 6310 along with Nokia 6310i, which came out a year later, were more popular model than the Ericsson R520. And I think that if you dig in the bins, approximately every second family is found abandoned and forgotten copy of this phone, which also had to go through a number of family hands and has almost become a relic.

5. Samsung S100

10 years past iconic phones

However, the era of push-button phone goes into oblivion, and the once incredibly popular form factor phones - clamshell. At the dawn of its popularity (I do not mean the year 1996 when Motorola launched the first ever clamshell, and a year since 2001-2003-th) it was really expensive and rare vehicles, equally desirable, and strong, and the weak half of mobile users. Actively took up the clamshell company Samsung, releasing a bed of "the world's first clamshell phone with ...". So, Samsung A300 is the first clamshell with an external display, the T100 - a color display. After it was this cult S100 - though not the first in everything, but the more "popular". Despite the fact that the screen of this model has been used a weaker matrix as compared to the preceding s T100 (STN against TFT), S100 was better from a technical point of view: GPRS support has been implemented it was Infrared and twice as much memory call log. And that her appearance was the most memorable. Specifically, in those bins where not overlooked Nokia 6310, there is a clamshell Samsung S100.

6. Motorola RAZR V3

10 years past iconic phones

Motorola RAZR V3 saw the world in a year after the appearance of Samsung S100, and was a leader of the American manufacturer. And this phone also learns literally everyone who in 2004, ie in the year of release of model no longer walked on foot under the table. Thin metal body, crisp clean lines, bold appearance - all this justifies the name of the RAZR, which is "blade". Despite the fact that the model also was the flagship, its technical ability is not amazing: miniUSB-port, VGA-camera, GRPS class 10, the ability to play video, put calls on MP3-ringtones, phone book on 1000 cells. Design RAZR again and again reborn in each new model Motorola, becoming the long face of the brand phones.

7. Sony Ericsson T610

10 years past iconic phones

With respect to this model, and I want to say that it anticipated its time, although Sony Ericsson T610 is not carried within itself is nothing revolutionary. It was a phone with good features, attractive appearance, and perhaps the best mobile platform. The phone was large for its time display (in fact - a vertical orientation, which was not typical for phones of the time!), The battery is capable to hold talk time up to 14 hours, the camera with a strange resolution of 352x288 pixels and a position for such a balanced model of bed means for communicating with the world: Bluetooth, infrared, GPRS, WAP-browser version 2.0. He was not as massive as the Samsung S100 clamshell or candybar Nokia 6310. But it was definitely a welcome and loved. And for a long time it remained relevant. In addition, the T610 model has been used literally classical arrangement (and combination) joystick and control buttons, which later found in many other successful models of Sony Ericsson phones.

8. Sony Ericsson K750i

10 years past iconic phones

I still often see him in the subway and miss him. Everything in it was okay: the design of the case, and the platform and controls, and even a built-in player. And belongs to the class of camera phones did not prevent to be an excellent, well-rounded phone. The phone was a wonderful handy player, and each of its function was comfortable to use. Although it was a classic phone even without pretensions on the ability of smart phones, it allows you to run multiple applications at the same time, it was akin to multitasking smartphones. And the simplicity and consistency of the menu brainchild other manufacturers can only dream of. In support kamerofonistogo Positioning Sony Ericsson K750i said successful camera panorama function and autofocus - the first time it is used in this phone. Judging by how often you can meet people with the Sony Ericsson K750i, and today, many people share this opinion. Phone deservedly has long been a favorite of the public - without unnecessary hysteria, without intrusive marketing, and so simply and from the heart.

9. LG KG800Chocolate

10 years past iconic phones

If back in 2006-2008, the year you choose a phone on the characteristics of "fashion", "slider", "touch control", then be sure to come across a few models of LG. KG800Chocolate model - one such "fads". The emphasis in the model has been made on appearance - gloss black panel that appear red symbols buttons. And then disappear as no longer necessary, and the phone again turned into a beautiful trinket, like a bar of chocolate (based on the model name, the idea was such). The idea is that it should have been fascinating. Apparently, someone fascinated. In sufficient quantities to be attributed to this model of a cult.

10. Nokia N95

Frankly, almost every position in this small demonstration and subjected to intense discussion list and share doubts, besides smartphone Nokia N95, the first-listed iconic smartphone. This iconic model was released back in March 2007. She had Megapixel camera, an unusual form factor (two-way slider) and absolutely rather big size for its time, a full set of communications, including HSDPA. He worked as a unit, as well as other smartphones this manufacturer for Symbian S60. And around him was so much marketing that literally forces all want this smartphone. Who knew that just a few months, the world will see the first iPhone, which will fundamentally change the way people think about what can and should be a phone. And how unpredictable at the time a way will turn the fate of the Finnish giant mobile technology.