Thank you GSMArena for this wonderful article :) , brings back all my old memories when I used to save money for an upcoming phone for up to 6months......
This is one of the best articles so far.Brings back memories ... Keep up the good work GSMArena
i miss the old days of life
when i was 14-16 and my dad got me my first phone. 6600 and 6670
man life was awesome back then, thanks for the memories GSMarena!
Great post. I'd surely print this for posterity. And you forgot to mention retractable antennas and color cover personalization. lol
Gosh I almost cried reading this. This entry is so *emotional and this would surely touch the hearts of *nostalgists like me. lol But yeah..
well.. I'm still having my Motorola RAZR collection. I got all four of them! amazing! I'm currently using a Nokia 7270 the first Nokia swivel :) Really good phone! I still remember my Nokia 7380. It's shaped like a pen!
Good article, I think though screen sizes will drop to just under 4 inches, or phones will lose the bezel with edge to edge display. I've got a Galaxy S and it just feels that bit too big in the pocket.
very nice article! to be honest, I also go to another "arena" website for articles, because that other site, has new articles every day, BUT, they are usually biased, untrue and not much useful articles, I kind of consider it as a phone gossip site, they should change there name to phonegossip.com...oops ;)
I still remember my Nokia 8210 and Motorola RAZR V3 years back... ahh the memories. :D
Wow, Nokia has poineered some great devices. Nokia is the father of all modern phones.
I guess the next big revolution would be the gesture control. With some few phones entering the market like the Yari, a proper developement will change the game. For now, all we can have are niche devices but I don't see that the technology would soon be extinct as it's already popular in japan. And did I mention the wii?
Really great read! Quite amazing how much can change it just 10 years! And it really is quite hard to imagine where we'll be in another 10 years!
Maybe you could do another article on the technical advances that have been made in the past ten years? Such as batteries, cameras, storage, processing power and OSs.
I also submitted this article to digg.com if anyone wants to give it the thumbs up!
Great Article, should come up with these types time to time. It is just amazing to see how the mobile industry has changed in the past 10 years.
Well Done! GSMArena
I would love to see the Nokia 8110 with an update. Colour screen, different coloures. I don't want web browsers or advanced features, it a great simple phone that needs to stay simple. A classic like this should be updated, and I will surely buy one..
Well done GSMArena Staff, I really liked the article.
Too many statistics though, and you should have added the milestones.
Important & Legendary phones like the N-91, N-95, etc. almost changed the market when they released. So, they were like milestones.
Also, there were preferred mobile series too, like N-Series, E-Series from Nokia and K-Series, W-Series, from Sony Ericcson, etc...
While someone was hooked on to N-Series for their every phone, others had more intrest in W-Series, for example.
All this should have been given. But otherwise, I loved your efforts while going through the article... A good initiative taken and well formed article.
Someone, 16 Jul 2010And even with the Japanese companies and all their high tech phones - the iPhone still sells t... moreI know that the Iphone is popular in Japan. Japan is NOT focusing so much on the smart phone segment. They like to produce phones with AWESOME cameras, with awesome screens, they like to produce many waterproof phones, they like to make very big screen phones now(visit NttDocomo's Japanese site in english and see them).