Kaimu, 16 Feb 2016How nostalgic! When you look at the phones, you can't help but think of having one. I wish I c... moreoh please don't.. How I wish to have a W550, just to show off and to remind me of the classics
How nostalgic! When you look at the phones, you can't help but think of having one. I wish I could actually get a place to purchase Nokia 1100:-\
My Nokia N-Gage is still working fine and I will playing games on it. It's time for nokia to switch to android OS so their phone will hit the market again.
What a nostalgic post guys. These were good times when phones were phones, and not huge flat pieces that break with a single drop.
Sony Ericsson made a huge impression to me with W550 and it's 3 speakers. Back then most cared about volume and speakers. W550 is the loudest phone ever existed. at 106db and 3 speakers it really was loud. These were the days..
No other phone so far cames even close to W550's loudness, maybe W995 but even that wasn't that loud.
Good good times. I miss that time when people weren't walking zombies
Anonymous, 15 Feb 20162 years earlier Nokia released its 7710 with touch screen that gave Apple ideas and started it all.actually APPLE just collect all the references from phone brand. nokia, sony erricson, samsung, lg, japanese brand that have application store app then they give born apple iphone back in 2007
2 years earlier Nokia released its 7710 with touch screen that gave Apple ideas and started it all.
I think many many users want a midrange phone which has
1. Snapdragon 400 series latest processor
2. Good front and back camera which takes decent pictures for normal usage.
3. Removable battery
4. Micro sd expansion
5. HD AMOLED display 5"
6. Stereo speakers
7. Fingerprint scanner
8. Marshmallow os without bloatware which is light on ram
9. 2GB RAM, 16 GB internal
price - upto $200-250
But no companies are producing such phones.
Anonymous, 14 Feb 2016Smallest is ibm 7nm and tmsc have 10nm Yeah my bad. I hadn't read about it. Thanks for the info mate.
Thanks GSMArena. I feel very nostalgic, till date I cant forget
1) Nokia N, E and XM Series.
2) Sony Ericsson W and K Series.
3) LG Arena, Viwety and Prada.
4) Samsung Beat with B&O, Metal Series etc.
I truly miss all these a lot. Thank You GsmArena for bringing a very meaningful throwback! I remember the days when I even draw some of the beautifully designed smartphones, because I find them that time to be really unique and sleek. And I absolutely agree that "The design was bold and innovative and in a lot of ways really emphasized how much more diversified phones were back in the day, as opposed to today's "slate" design."
I hope to see more from you!! And now that we notice how technology is changing fast, it is quite exciting what's in store for us in the next few years to come. I hope that the design can still change and bring back the more "diversified" look of our smartphones.
dilip22, 15 Feb 2016that is really great from now if we seen that mobile tech really fastest growing in the world ... moreYear 2026, not sure if internet still works the way we know it today. Maybe we are using 6G by then. Smartphone probably too thin to even exist. We should be using A.R during that time. And MWC won't exist anymore or change its name again.
Potterdile , 14 Feb 2016None of that Apple Shite back then. They were working on it to take the first place in the market the following year.
Necromancer, 14 Feb 2016Tsmc have 10nm but Samsung was the first to have that technology.IBM built transistor using 10nm since 2012 samsung did so in 2015
Potterdile , 14 Feb 2016None of that Apple Shite back then. Well, after Apple released their iPhone, the whole world shit in their pants and now all phones are based on the iphone design, which is a big screen with close to no buttons.
You forgot a small company out of Taiwan introduced their Windows Mobile v5 touch screen phone, the Dopod 838Pro. This company later became known as HTC.
Too bad nobody in Microsoft had the vision to see the potential of the smartphone market. Their support back then, as with successor versions of their mobile operating systems, was terrible. Microsoft's business strategy is at least partially to blame. Like their desktop operating system, there were multiple versions of the product available. Unlike their desktop operating system, support and bug fixes rarely came, if ever.
Given a big more vision and effort to do it right they could have continued to dominate the market, given they had at least a 4 year head start on IOS and Android.