40 Years of Cellphone
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A side-by-side comparison of today’s smartphone with the granddaddy of cellphones, say the Motorola DynaTAC, will reveal or remind you that mobile phone technology has come a long way. If you’re one to follow mobile phone revolution, then you’ll certainly enjoy this video by Fueled. Honestly, I’m not old enough to appreciate the earlier models; my love for cellphones began in my teenage years (around the late nineties) with Nokia phones, obviously.

So tell me, how many mobile phones have you owned, ever?

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  1. Anonymous
    September 11, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    A first of my phone it NOKIA 3310 if i remember correctly, but now another story , iPhones vs Android war , what is the better ? what apps more useful ,and have a more speed ? my Name is Alex ,and i'm working here 3 years. http://theappsolutions.com/

  2. James L
    March 5, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    I resisted getting a cellphone for quite a while. Over the past 12 or so years I have had all of 5 phones. 2 were TracFone candybar phones, often found my minutes/units would be expiring because I wouldn't use it enough to use them during the 60 or 90-day limit. Had to get regular cellphones through Verizon Worthless after our house fire, since we found ourselves using up a LOT of minutes while at the in-laws house. Had 2 *new* flip-phones (Motorola & LG), and now have my wife's old Casio flip-phone since she got a new LG (flip phone). I will ***never*** be getting a "smartphone" as long as the cell companies insist I must have a data-plan with it (will never use data on anything but wifi) and as long as I cannot synchronize my data (contacts & memos) **LOCALLY** (as I used to do with my PalmOS devices).

  3. Leah
    March 3, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    1st cellphone in the family was a black Qualcomm brick for Sprint. I have never been able to find it online. We got it in 1997 or 1998 (we got two, one for my brother the new driver and one for my mom).

    The first cellphone that I actually owned was a Kyocera for Verizon--the free one that came with the contract. I went from that to Motorola (my first and last flip phone) to two Samsung models to the Galaxy S3 my first smartphone.

    I remember when we were all amazed at how small cell phones were getting. Now, we want them bigger, bigger, bigger.

  4. Dann A
    March 3, 2014 at 6:31 am

    When I was sixteen, I got a green-screen flip phone from Sprint . . . I think it was the Samsung SPH A400. After that I moved to the Motorola RAZR (how trendy I was!) for a couple years. My first smartphone, the BlackBerry Pearl, came next, and I absolutely loved that phone. Though I haven't used BB in quite a while, I would consider trying it again just because of how much I liked the Pearl. After that went, I had the Motorola Photon. Why don't more phones have kickstands?! Seriously. Someone needs to bring that back. I only had the Photon for a few months, though, as I moved to the UK. I bought a Nokia 113 to use for the few weeks before I could get a smartphone, at which time I got a Galaxy S3. My contract is up in July, and I'll be looking to upgrade again. Probably an S5, but who knows? Maybe I'll go back to BlackBerry.

  5. Susan
    March 2, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    We moved to a very rural area about 1991 with no phone service. Purchased a Motorola Brick, not sure of the model, but it weighed about 10 pounds. Worked great except my son used it to call back and forth with his buddy and we ended up with a $500 phone bill for one month. The next one was a flip phone, again Motorola which I loved because you could just flip it open to call or end the call. Great for driving (that was a long time ago). After that we got a Nokia 6101, very tiny, then an LG with a slide out keyboard and my latest and favorite, Blackberry Curve. My husband uses a Doro Easyphone (he doesn't text ) and loves it because it is "easy".

  6. Paul Harris
    March 2, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    1st - Motorola Bag phone ...3 yr contract/Telus
    2nd - Motorola StarTac ...3 yr contract/Telus
    3rd - Motorola E815 ...3 yr contract/Bell
    4th - Doro Phoneasy 410 ...3 yr contract/Rogers - dropped contract with 2 months to go - penalized $50 for each month left............will never deal with them again.

    5th -Nexus 5/32 Gb - purchased from Google - monthly plan with Virgin $45 + tax
    1000 min mth/Canada Wide Calling/1 Gb data

    probably will never do the contract thing again.

  7. Vishal S
    March 2, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    I am 20 and I have already used 3 phones and my 4th device is on its way (will arrive in a couple of days).
    I got my first device in 2006, and it was a low end Multimedia phone from Nokia. However, that was a hot seller in the low end range of it's time so that was the choice.
    Then, on my second device in 2009, I moved away from Nokia. It was a Sony Ericson low end Multimedia phone, but it was bought at the time that Nokia sort of faded from our hearts as a good mobile phone manufacturer.
    My 3rd device was Samsung Galaxy Y (SG-5360) which I bought in 2011. It was another hot seller in it's time, and I wanted an Android smartphone. In it's time, it was the only low budget decent Android Smartphone available in India. So it was the choice I made.
    My 4th device that is currently on it's way to my home is Motorolla Moto G. Again a hot seller and a giant killer. I turned down offers of Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos and Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 (in the end because the advantages of buying these phones didn't outweigh their price tag). I have again chosen to go with a different device manufacturer as Samsung did disappoint me by not giving any updates for the SGY.

  8. Buffet
    March 2, 2014 at 11:33 am

    "....not old enough to appreciate the earlier models"???
    The statement makes absolutely no sense, as cellphones have only been around for a VERY few years.

  9. Swaminathan V
    March 2, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Well, my first ever mobile phone (and the only CDMA in this list) was Motorola C131 back in 2003. Moved to GSM with Nokia 2600 (2004), then to Nokia 1100 (2005) followed by Nokia 1108 (2007). Got my first color display with Sony Ericsson K530i (2008) which within few months was stolen from me. Got back to Nokia with 7230 Slide model in 2009. First foray into smartphone with HTC Desire in Spring 2010, moved to the first Samsung Galaxy S in fall 2010. My love affair with Nexus line kicked in here. Got Nexus S in 2011 & almost immediately followed it up with Galaxy Nexus. Tried Huawei G300 & Samsung Galaxy Y in Spring 2012. Nexus 4 was next in line. Switched to Samsung Note 2 in Spring 2012 and have not touched another device since.

    That's my cell phone history in a nutshell. :)