you can see that nokia of course is the king. and lol everywhere galaxy s advertisements... pour samsung didn't sell much
i think the next step for gsm phones is 3d and it's very close no to mention advance real life browser
i think nokia again lounch old models exemple nokia 8210 nokia 8310 6510/6310i/8900i/ and others models
Samsung, i know you reading this comment.
Where is my Galaxy Pro GSM version?
Do you know that i am not buying your Galaxy S because of no flash.
Please don't remove flash in Galaxy Pro. Please...please..please...
I think the 3310 is still a classic :) I hope that nokia evolves the communicator series. Those were excellent phones.
I prefer monochrome display, 2 years ago i could buy any phone with monochrome display from many shops, today i should search for them and now i gave up and bought simple feature phone with colour display.
What i wish for is a smartphone with monochrome display, i know that would not happen, so i wish to see more simple phone, and i mean really simple, monochrome display, big buttons - for my fat fingers! - and no features other than making calls, sending sms and a phone-book, that's it, i don't want any more, unfortunately i could not find any phone like this where i live, i know that there are many phone in the web but i can't buy any of them.
I know that phones will have more features and better specs, probably the will eat the market of point-and-shoot cameras and other gadgets, but i wish that phone makers will focus more in the other side of the market, we here need simple phones, can you hear us?
Nice article, however, i wonder where is the innovation of music and camera phone, especially Sony Ericsson W700i and Sony Ericsson K800i??
Awesome article, with super-interesting stats to back it up. Thr external antene development was totally huge, and I remember thinking how my first colour phone in 2001 felt like something from the future! It's interesting charting my personal history here - with candys at the start of the decade, clams in the early 2000s, sliders in the mids/late and then back to candys. Great choice of phones to illustrate this too (some of which I had, some I remember looking at with eager enthusiasm, and some with head scratching disbelief!). I'm part of the small percentage who've stayed away from touchscreen and have been a BlackBerry man for the last couple of years. My only suggested addition to the article would be to give BB a nod for the effect they have had on the modern smartphone market, with (I'd guess) the majority of non-touchscreen smartphone owners now rocking a BB or BB inspired clone (or even a touchscreen BB!). Thanks again GSM Arena for this superb article which is further evidence of why this site is the only essential mobile phone site around.
Great article. The only thing that bothered me was the way the article was partly sucking up to Samsung. Sure, it was sponsored by the company, but they owe it to the readers to be objective.
nothing related to the article... But why is there no news on motorola's droid x and droid 2?
All the other websites are full of photos about these phones.
Awesome article no doubt. I agree with you 100% that Nokia is having a hard time on the touch screen game. I have an N900 and it is wonderful but before this I had the N97 and it was a disaster. Its Nokia's fauly however, they allowed other companies to come and take that segment away before they could really do anything. As weird as this may sounds I think Nokia needs to man up and also help support the android cause. They could be a big player in this game being such an established brand.
Amazing article GSMArena, this is why I keep coming here.
Bravo, excellent artical , pleasure to read and very interesting. GSMArena you are by far one of the best sources of information relating to mobile phones.Thank you for all your efforts.
10 years ago we can only play snakes,sms,listen to polyphonic ringtones and make phone calls on our phone...ten years later look at it now we could simply do things we do with our pc with some of our phones...surf internet,msn,view flash content on the web browser,take good quality pictures then upload to facebook etc,sms,mms,listen to our favorite songs with the phone's music players/radios,watch youtube videos,video calling we're able to easily do these things on the go these days...remember back then my first phone was ericsson(flip to cover keypad style)then candybar motorola...then nokia 3310,nokia 6230,nokia 5300,nokia 5320 then now my favorite the nokia n97~
Nice article! It has been interesting to review the evolution of mobile. Perhaps another parameter is not only display size, but also colour and resolution. Back in the old days (2001), my first GSM was capable of displaying only 4 shades of grey. Then came 65k colours (120x160 pixels), followed by 262k (320x240) and finally 16m in zillion-pixel counts. Processing power has also skyrocketed, at least where smartphones are concerned. My venerable P910 pales against Snapdragon muscle.
It was also nice to see some of my most liked mobiles here : Sony Ericsson P910 and S700, Nokia N73 and N95 and -big gulp,- the iPhone. Curiously, I still have most of the headsets I've bought, having sold only one. Talk about geek...
Absolute joy to read..I often trail back thru the site to the good old days,,the days before the shelves were strewn with slabs with no character or style..Not enjoying the smartfone market at this present time..If this really is the future of just a screen with the odd real button then this article is real history because from now on all you will see on every page is a monoblock slab with a screen,,no design,,no gadgetry,,no style and definetly NO excitement..Brynn.