Inspired by Andrew’s post a few months ago, here’s a list of the mobile phones I’ve had over the years.
Ericsson GH198 (from 1994). It had a twirly antenna that could be flat against the main part of the phone, or twirled around and up to make calls. I seem to recall it cost me about $400 plus a 2 year contract
I think after that I had an Ericsson GH337 or 338 for a couple of years. Or maybe I had a 337 then a 338? Can’t remember.
Nokia 6210 (from 2001) — first one with a web browser and an internal antenna rather than one which stuck up out of the phone.
Motorola E365 (Briefly in 2004, before I sent it back because I didn’t like it) — it was the first one with a camera.
Nokia 6100 (2004) — a titchy, tiny phone, with interchangable covers. Neat.
Nokia 6230i (2006)
Nokia N95 (2009) — this was great. (See pic, showing a quirk of the predictive text, which thought you were more likely to want to say “slaves” than “plates”)
HTC Desire S (2011). Also been great, though it’s a bit slow with Android 4 loaded onto it. I’m about due for a new one now.
- A 2011 post where I compared the SAR (Specific Absorbtion Rate — eg radio waves going into your head) of some of these phones.