Clamshells are still VERY popular in Japan, and almost every phone by SHARP and Panasonic, NEC etc, is in a clamshell or slider factor.
And they all come with huge 3 - 3.5" (touch)screens and features that blow most Nokia and Samsung handsets out of the water.
what about the WASP T12? it had an extra large 5 (because that's the most used number) and was shark resistant.
a game changing device if ever there was one. that app where you share details by bumping hands was ripped right off the T12.
it came out in Japan a month after it's release. WHERE'S YOURS!!?
'...a certain mobile phone by Apple, which set the standards of touchscreen usability back in 2007..... set a revolution..' Definitely true. I seriously thank Apple for all these touchphones today. They really did make it a standard. They are also responsible for all these multi-touch on our phones, apps on our phones, they changed how gaming is on our phones, and companies trying to make their UI much more awesome to compete with Apple's. I remember before the iPhone even existed, people had to buy an app from a website, download it, transfer the file to your phone, and then install it. Now we have these things called 'app stores'. Apple really did change a lot.
I may sound 'fanboyish' to you.. but this is kinda true... Even you know that. Kudos to apple.
Anonymous, 15 Jul 2010It was about wide-angle lens, not 12MP cameras. The Nokia N86 has one, the Satio doesn't.Thanks for making it clear. But it was biased anyways. You can't deny it. :P
[deleted post]It was about wide-angle lens, not 12MP cameras. The Nokia N86 has one, the Satio doesn't.
Why awasn't the Nokia 5800 mentioned int he touchscreen section??
It is one of the most sold touchscreen phones in the world and even now it rocks at the top of the GSMArena Interest rankings!
what's next? china brand phone have tv features and can be equipped with dual sim features also. samsung, lg and even nokia is coming out or already have dual sim phones, samsung even have tv phone already.
Awesome article! Definitely biased towards Samsung, but loved the whole feel of the document!
this article is great i just loved all the facts, details and info...thanx...
ionel, 15 Jul 2010What about Blackberry? :) A personal note: Until now it is the best phone.:)) This one is good. HTC, Samsung are much better than Blackberry.
What about Blackberry? :) A personal note: Until now it is the best phone.
Beautiful article!!! Loved it... Well done gsm arena, keep up the good work, and thank you for this piece... For people talking about why there k800s, walkman phones, etc etc - this article dealt with form factors evolution NOT features, so you cant expect to see much about such devices, though i agree feature-wise they will be remembered... And oh, i got all nostalgic thinking about my dads ericsson T1, er, i guess that was its name!
Interesting article, ending was so true, I remember my first phone, Samsung n620; was first phone amoung my friends with poly ringtone. I loved that small blue screen. and now I'm reading this article and writing this comment on htc Hd2.
well done, i've just as amazed by how far phones have come, i still own a working Nokia 3310 and now i have a 5800 and a Samsung jet. the differences are alarming.
Well, wELL, WELL. gsmarena was just advertising samsung in this article. I wonder why did not they mention Lg Chocolate ( older one). It was the most attractive phone of its time. And where is crystel kepad equiped GD900 crystel. And wht about new chocolate ( which according to LG is the shape of the future.
The best article written about cell phones in years!!! Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Anonymous, 15 Jul 2010Samsung, i know you reading this comment. Where is my Galaxy Pro GSM version? Do you know ... moreI agree with you 100%!!! I like the Galaxy S too, but if lacks a LED flash... I don't need it. We are in 2010, we like to take pictures even if we don't have enough light.
This article is more than awesome!!! I saved the link on my computer :D I can tell the future of mobile phones: smart phones with very big screens, QWERTY, awesome camera, a lot of internal storage.