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Old 22-02-2013, 16:06
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Mine has to be the Ericsson T28. A superb piece of kit for its time. Small, light and reliable. I used to used its voice dialing function all the time and it never miss dialed, ever!

I also loved flipping to up and down to answer or end a call. A brill little phone, sadly missed.

http://www.retrobrick.com/ericssont28.html
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Old 22-02-2013, 16:34
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I have two favourites really.

My first ever mobile back in the hey-day of 1999 was the Philips Savvy (http://www.gsmchoice.co.uk/en/catalogue/philips/savvy/). Had a bio-rythms calculator on it, where you input your DOB and it told you what sort of mood you should be in! Absolutely loved that phone

As for favourite phone spec and performance wise, you'd be hard pushed to beat the Nokia N95 (http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_n95-1716.php). Solid as a rock, great camera, and the push up and down action was just cool
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Old 22-02-2013, 16:41
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The T28 was a great phone.. Remember the ring toned being so loud at the highest setting. Mine died when the antenna fell off.

However my favourite phones have to be the Nokia 7110 slider (7110e because it was on Orange)
Loved using the slider to dramatically hang up haha, it does when the slider broke off & smelt of burning!! If I remember rightly I had two phone numbers for that phone.. Oranges two line service and also Wildfire the automated personal assistant

Then it has to be the Nokia 8850 great phone for nights out, but I went through about 4 of them as they kept getting stolen (1 was lost). I didn't get to replace the last one as my insurance company said no more!!

My first phone was the Cellnet Genie? The one that took a whole Credit card sized sim and I'm sure it was analogue. A 08 number if I remember rightly!! Buggy piece of crap though, with a battery of something like 10 mins talk time ha.

The worst phone i had was the Motorola V70... Looked so cool with its rotating form factor and blue lights. Absolutely crap to live with and crashed all the time.
Thankfully I got it free as I sold so many Motorolas through business contracts.
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Old 22-02-2013, 16:42
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For sheer coolness and breaking the mould, for me it has to be the Motorola v3
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Old 22-02-2013, 16:48
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Yeah the V3 was a game changer.. Everyone wanted one, but it was seriously limited and had issues as nearly ever sodding one came back!
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Old 22-02-2013, 16:56
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I have two favourites really.

My first ever mobile back in the hey-day of 1999 was the Philips Savvy (http://www.gsmchoice.co.uk/en/catalogue/philips/savvy/). Had a bio-rythms calculator on it, where you input your DOB and it told you what sort of mood you should be in! Absolutely loved that phone

As for favourite phone spec and performance wise, you'd be hard pushed to beat the Nokia N95 (http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_n95-1716.php). Solid as a rock, great camera, and the push up and down action was just cool
I remember people used to 'chip' those savvy phones so that when you turned it on it would get 10 credit on it.
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Old 22-02-2013, 17:48
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Up until I got an iPhone 5, probably the Nokia 6110i.
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Old 22-02-2013, 17:57
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Sony Ericsson W995
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Old 22-02-2013, 19:35
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I loved my Sony T610 until it stopped turning on (like most Sony's back then!).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_Ericsson_T610

I also owned a Sony CMD-J70 back in the 90's. My first phone with polyphonic ring tones! I remember being so wowed by that back then!

http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_cmd_j70-280.php
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Old 22-02-2013, 20:52
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Samsung v200 was a really nice phone for its time, battery life sucked.

Samsung d600, did its thing in a subtle way, Samsung x640, Nokia 1100
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Old 22-02-2013, 21:47
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Nokia 3310. It was simple. It was basic but it was awesome!!
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Old 22-02-2013, 21:55
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Mine is from the old analogue days, the Ericsson EH237
http://www.mobilephonehistory.co.uk/...sson_eh237.php

Back in the days when signals were hard to come by, especially in the countryside this phone held onto a signal like a pitbull holds onto something with it's teeth

And absolutely pissed all over the Nokia 101 and 121 at the time
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Old 22-02-2013, 22:34
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Mine was Sony errikson k800i it was the casino royale limited edition. I loved that phone ( it was before we could get internet on our phone)
But that was my favorite phone.
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Old 22-02-2013, 22:54
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I fondly remember being able to put a phone in my pocket and forget about it until it rang or I needed to make a call....those were the days.
I also liked the size and battery life of phones back then - I would not even notice the weight in my pocket - I would only charge my phone once a week!
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Old 22-02-2013, 22:55
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Mine was Sony errikson k800i it was the casino royale limited edition. I loved that phone ( it was before we could get internet on our phone)
But that was my favorite phone.
I aspired to get this phone but could not afford it back then!
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Old 22-02-2013, 22:58
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Nokia 3310. It was simple. It was basic but it was awesome!!
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Old 22-02-2013, 23:03
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My favourite was the Samsung E700. My first ever camera phone and it looked so so cool.

I had the T100 before that, and believe it or not I thought the polyphonic ringtones were amazing.

In terms of game changers, I had the LG Viewity which was really the first large screen, touch phone of the style that we are all used too today. Unfortunately the technology wasn't quite ready.
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Old 22-02-2013, 23:27
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The best phone I've owned was hands down the galaxy S3, it was a real game changer and showed just how customisable whilst at the same time being user friendly and powerful a phone could be.


The worst I've owned (and still do) is the Nexus 4, this thing was built on a shoe string budget and sells for 238 and boy does it show. Ok it get fast updates but it lacks inEVERY other area. I know it's labeled as the chavs phone but its not that , that bothers me. It's the very poor build quality.
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Old 22-02-2013, 23:43
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The best phone I've owned was hands down the galaxy S3, it was a real game changer and showed just how customisable whilst at the same time being user friendly and powerful a phone could be.


The worst I've owned (and still do) is the Nexus 4, this thing was built on a shoe string budget and sells for 238 and boy does it show. Ok it get fast updates but it lacks inEVERY other area. I know it's labeled as the chavs phone but its not that , that bothers me. It's the very poor build quality.
hahahahaha

and he is back .......

every forum needs a little "Hugh"


back on topic - T-Mobile Vario IV .... horrible phone but great fun - first phone i started flashing ROMs on - mostly to get rid of the god-awful pink theme that T-Mobile burnt into it

The HTC Desire was great too !
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Old 22-02-2013, 23:58
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Motorola E398
Nokia N95
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Old 23-02-2013, 00:03
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Nokia 3310. It was simple. It was basic but it was awesome!!
It was that good they released a Nokia 3330
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Old 23-02-2013, 00:30
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Sony Ericsson C905 (Gold version)

I was the only person anyone had every seen with a gold phone, so it got me a lot of attention haha. A lot people said the phone was buggy and dated, it was a bit dated as it came out in 2008 with limited smart phone functions, although it did had wifi and gps. The camera was amazing, 8mp and xenon flash! better then most new smart phone cameras!
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Old 23-02-2013, 00:31
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MITSUBISHI MT35

I had it a week before a drunken night out when i lost it
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Old 23-02-2013, 09:16
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My trusted sidekick was my SE W810i. Only actually stopped using it a month ago. Was reliable til the end and battery lasted a week. Obviously it didn't do a lot.
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Old 23-02-2013, 10:05
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hahahahaha

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every forum needs a little "Hugh"


back on topic - T-Mobile Vario IV .... horrible phone but great fun - first phone i started flashing ROMs on - mostly to get rid of the god-awful pink theme that T-Mobile burnt into it

The HTC Desire was great too !


My first mobile was a 1G Nokia 101 on Cellnet.
Battery lasted about 12 hours without using it and if you did manage to get it in your pocket it looked like you were pleased to see everyone! Hahaha
This was 1994 and there were about 2 cells covering most of south devon so you had to be on a hill to use it.

Second from the left (1992) in this pic.
http://www.mobilephonehistory.co.uk/nokia/nokia.php
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