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Mobile phone evolution: Story of shapes and sizes

Mobile phone evolution: Story of shapes and sizes - read the full textThis week we step away from our usual line of work to do some time travel. We’re looking back at the ten years that we’ve been following the mobile phone industry. It doesn’t start nor end with us, but we just couldn’t resist the temptation...


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gud article... a topic with the classification of phones based on net usage would have been much better...

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  • 2010-07-26 20:10
  • utp$

Great article! I enjoyed reading! Mobile phones had evolved indeed, but I am still using my Nokia 6600! The 1st multi-media mobile phone in the world. Now, that's something to behold and treasure forever. :-)

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  • 2010-07-26 00:58
  • fwVa

Nice article. Really enjoyed reading it !

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  • 2010-07-25 21:09
  • tYW1

great article. it was a real pleasure reading it. it brought back the nostalgia in me and i remember almost every phone that you have mentioned.

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  • 2010-07-24 20:19
  • LaGT

I miss my old Nokia 5110..i don't know if where it is now.

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  • 2010-07-24 14:19
  • t7Fi

Good read!
Made me think of the future of mobile phone.
I'm thinking... PSP Phone?

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  • 2010-07-24 11:32
  • PE8Z
  • Moni, BD. (HTC Hero)
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Thank you very much!
Story is very nice!
Its really emotional to read. Really I miss very much my old Nokia 3310, 6600, 7650, 6300, E51, 6020, 6010, 6510, N95, 3110, 2650, N70,.... Panasinic mach box, samsung f300 etc...

Now using HTC Hero.
All credites goes to GOD!

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  • 2010-07-21 20:29
  • uNVD

Thank you very much for this kind of review. It was a REAL pleasure to read this article. I am using mobile since 2003 and my first phone was a Motorola CDMA (can't remember the name). Then as the time flowed, I used as many as 55 sets in total. At present I am using Nokia N85, Nokia 1208, Nokia N73 & Nokia N70. But I always love to read specs of other phones.
If you can, please, write an article about the new touch screen and it's features. Because though I personally don't like touch screens (I sms a lot, t.screens don't help me typing), they are the future. I wanted to know the benefits & problems of using a t.screen (so that I could like it).
Once again, thank you for you effort.

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  • 2010-07-21 15:11
  • Pxxd

its good but sonyericsson have better cellphone but you dont speak abut these

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  • 2010-07-21 11:00
  • prm5

> In reply to Mr.Dan-E @ 2010-07-20 19:34 from Pe7k - click to readI don't think the hologram think will happen in the next decade. Personally, I'm hoping for some sort of hybrid OLED/e-ink display with phones having some sort of rolling-mechanism. Normally you hold your phone like a candybar with a small screen, and for video or browsing you can 'pull out' the screen to expand it into a landscape widescreen.. Would be kinda cool :)

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  • 2010-07-21 02:02
  • nByw

I expect an article like this one 10 years from now. I will stick around to see that evolution.
I will use my imagination to predict the future now (I might be wrong or right, but here it goes...):
cellphones will be smaller and will rely on Internet connection instead of SIM cards to make calls. Screen size will depend on user wish, as it will be virtual (something like a expandable hologram).
Am I wrong or right??? Live to see it... Until 2020 folks

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  • 2010-07-20 19:34
  • Pe7k

GR8 article guys,

I still miss the Mitsubishi MARS and Sony Ericsson T100. i remember carring Panasonic GD55 the smallest phone in the locality and college as compare to Nokia 3310 which was the style statement

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  • 2010-07-20 13:06
  • 9LbT

"Introduced back in 2000, the Motorola was probably the first GSM handset to pack a full QWERTY keyboard.".

I think that, "Probably", is right.
I can't be 100% Sure of it, but I do recall, that I had a Nokia 9000i, about a Year, before I saw the Motorola V. Box, advertised on the side of a Bus.

Unless You're not classing the Nokia 9000i, as a GSM. Phone...
(Which it is, by definition.).
I believe that You may have made a mistake, there.

I can confirm, that on Your Site, We are informed that the 9000, was announced in 1998, and that the V. Box, was announced in 2000.
(I know that You were only starting at 2000, so I'm going to let You know, in case it's a Semantic Error... You know, because the Year 2000, has become Your Starting Point... Which would make Your V. Box, "The First GSM. Phone, to have a Keyboard", (since the Year 2000).).

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  • 2010-07-20 00:42
  • mAmI

Great article dudes! You are, by far, the best mobile phone website in the world.

Keep it up!

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  • 2010-07-19 22:17
  • nqG3

enjoyed the read. Thanks

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  • 2010-07-19 12:58
  • 9xMh

i love you moto

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  • 2010-07-19 07:15
  • L6ZC

I still have my 4 year old SE W810i, working perfectly and great piece of technology! Also have my old SE S700i too, works perfect but a bit scratched by now! They just dont make like they used to these so called manufacturers (ie Apple). Nokia,SE,HTC,Samsung make good robust phones! Thanks for the memories GSM! Til another 10 years!!

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  • 2010-07-19 01:35
  • TSD9

I miss siemens so badly.

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  • 2010-07-18 20:03
  • Lmws

Thank You so much "gsmarena" for that wonderful article of yours.!I read every word that you write. ^_^ i am a fan of your site since 2007 when one of my classmates introduce your site to me. I really like and love the way you review phones because "You Judge and not Criticize" I'm just wondering why i don't see these following phones at your site: "Nokia 7705 Twist, Motorola RIZR Z8 Ferrari Edition, Motorola RAZR2 Luxury Edition, and at the news column, i haven't seen the "Nokia Concept Phone Nokia 7480". I've sent you an e-mail last month about those but i haven't got any reply from you but that's ok because i include it again here at my comment. :-D

I also want to thank you for the "Very nice, well-done review at the Nokia 7500 Prism phone which is currently my phone since last year March 2009". I also want to thank you for your "Compare" Section because i compared my Prism to other handsets namely the 5310 Xpressmusic, and the 6500 Classic that's why i ended up with my "lovely, unique, and irresistible Nokia 7500 Prism." by the way, I've noticed that one of my Prism's Music Player Theme namely->"Magnetic" is also used in Nokia's Arte phone line-up (specifically the Gold Arte')!!haha..

Thank you again "gsmarena"!! God-bless.. -->Zeke

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  • 2010-07-18 13:37
  • t7Xi

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