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February 09, 2013

What is your mobile phone history?

Most of us have owned a number of handsets in the past but can you still remember all of them? I tried recalling my mobile phone history, starting from the turn of the century when Nokia was the king, all the way to the present glory of Android and iOS smartphones. Here’s what I came up with:

mobile-history

The list below are the mobile phones I owned, the year I owned them, and how they ended up after owning them. Some were passed down to me, bought for me and acquired by my own means.

  • Nokia 3310 (2000) – dad smashed it to bits (if I remembered correctly he threw it on the floor three times before it was completely obliterated)
  • Nokia 8250 (2000) – stolen
  • Nokia 2100 (2003) – passed down
  • Sony Ericsson T230 (2003) – passed down
  • Nokia 3650 (2003) – swapped
  • Nokia 6610i (2004) – sold
  • Nokia 6230i (2005) – passed down
  • Nokia 5310 (2007) – passed down
  • Nokia E51 (2007) – passed down
  • Nokia 5800 (2008) – sold
  • Samsung M140 (2008) – passed down
  • Motorola RAZR Maxx V6 Ferrari Edition (2009) – broke down
  • Samsung GT-E1080F (2010) – passed down
  • BlackBerry Curve 9300 (2011) – passed down
  • LG Optimus L3 (2012) – sold
  • iPhone 4S (2012) – passed down
  • HTC One X (2012) – stolen
  • BlackBerry Torch 9860 (Present)

How about you guys? What is your smartphone history? Take a trip down memory lane and list them down the comments section below. Kudos to the person who has the oldest mobile phone.


129 Responses to “What is your mobile phone history?”

  1. effy says:

    2004 – Nokia 5110
    2005 – Nokia 7650, Nokia 7210( Passed )
    Sony Ericsson T68i ( Stolen )
    2006 – SE P990i, SE J210i, Nokia 3530
    2007 – Nokia 5000
    2008 – Nokia 2610
    2009 – Nokia 2630
    2010 – Xperia X8 ( hold up )
    2011 – Samsung Corby 2
    2012 – Galaxy Y, Galaxy Note 1

  2. Bob Freking says:

    Interesting. Here’s mine:

    Nokia 7210 – stolen
    Nokia 7650 – handed down
    Nokia 6600 – handed down
    Nokia 3230 – handed down
    Nokia 3250 – sold
    Nokia 5530 – sold
    Samsung Galaxy S Captivate – sold
    Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant – sold
    Motorola Atrix – sold
    Sony Xperia Play – sold
    HTC ChaCha – sold
    Samsung Galaxy S II – present
    LG Nexus 4 – just ordered

    It’s great to observe how Nokia dominated the market for so long.

  3. Dazed_32 says:

    Nokia 3310
    Nokia 3650
    Nokia N70
    Nokia 1100
    Nokia – Globe Postpaid Plan 500 – forgot the model but it has an orange-y color
    Sony Ericsson K530i – Smart Postpaid Plan 800
    Nokia X2-01
    Samsung Galaxy Note 2

  4. GadFreak says:

    Nokia 909 – analog phone (passed down)
    Nokia 5110 – passed down
    Nokia 3350 – stolen
    Sendo (forgot the model)- stolen
    Nokia 8310 – sold
    Nokia 5210 – swapped
    Nokia 7650 – stolen
    Nokia 3100 – passed down
    Nokia 3650 – sold
    SE K550i – broke down
    SE K750i – swapped
    SE P990i – sold
    Nokia 5800 – stolen
    Blackberry 9300 – sold
    iPhone 4S – swapped
    Nokia Lumia 800 – swapped
    Sam Galaxy Note – sold
    Sam Galaxy SIII – sold
    Sam Galaxy Note II – current

    and then I just realized andaming nawala/ninakaw na phone sken. lol

  5. emignatius
    Twitter: emignatius
    says:

    I am not entirely sure with the timeline. My memory is a little fuzzy but here it goes.

    2000 – Nokia 5110
    2000 – Nokia 3210
    2001 – Nokia 3310
    2002 – Nokia 8250 (Stolen in a hotel in Clark but replaced after a year with the same unit)
    2003 – Nokia 6600
    2004 – Nokia N-Gage
    2005 – Nokia N-Gage QD
    2006 – Nokia E-62
    2007 – O2 XDA II Mini
    2008 – HTC P3600
    2010 – HTC HD2
    2011 – HTC Incredible S
    2011 – Samsung Galaxy Note
    2012 – iPhone 5

  6. Hehe says:

    Interesting:

    Philips Azalis 238 – handed down
    Nokia 6210 – handed down
    Nokia 3220 – stolen
    Nokia 3230 – nakatago :)
    Nokia X3 – handed down
    HTC Diamond – nakatago :)
    BB 8900 – handed down
    iPhone 5 – present

  7. edisson
    Twitter: aidsseason
    says:

    Good thing I list mine. I don’t want to forget memories XD
    Nokia 5210 broken
    Nokia 3100 broken
    Nokia 6600 broken
    Nokia 3230 broken
    Nokia 5610 Xpressmusic gave to my mom
    Nokia C2-03 not using anymore
    Samsung Galaxy Next/Mini currently destroying to have a reason to buy new phone

  8. New User says:

    Nokia 3310 (2001) – Passed down
    Nokia 3315 (2002) – Upgrade
    Nokia 6020 (2007) – Bought as a graduation present
    Sony Ericsson W530 (2008) – Stolen
    Nokia 6300 (2011) – Passed down
    Nokia Lumia 800 – Present

  9. Andrei says:

    Cherry Mobile P1 – 2010 (I THINK)
    Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S – 2011
    LG Nexus 4 – 2012

    They escalated pretty quickly as a 11 yr old kid.

  10. dmeprestado says:

    Motorola T180 (2000) – nakatago
    Nokia 3310 (2002)

  11. jepoysr
    Twitter: jepoysr
    says:

    nokia 3210
    nokia 3310
    nokia 6510
    nokia 6100
    nokia 6630
    samsung ?
    SE p990i
    SE p1i
    nokia x6
    nokia n8
    iphone 4
    iphone 4s

  12. comrade says:

    2002- Nokia 3210 (broken)
    2003- Nokia 3310 (passed down)
    2004- Nokia 8310 (passed down)
    2005- Nokia 3200 (passed down)
    2005- Nokia 6220 (broken)
    2006- Nokia 6230i (passed down)
    2007- Nokia N72 (sold)
    2007- Nokia N73 (sold)
    2008- Nokia 1200 (passed down)
    2008- Nokia 1208 (sold)
    2009- Nokia E71 (passed down)
    2009- Nokia 1202 (passed down)
    2010- Nokia 1208 (passed down)
    2011- Nokia 1280 (passed down)
    2012- Nokia 2220 (passed down)
    2012- Samsung Galaxy Champ Deluxe Duos (present)
    2012- Samsung Galaxy S3 (present)

  13. dmeprestado says:

    Motorola T180 (2000) – nakatago
    Nokia 3310 (2002) – binigay sa pinsan
    Motorola C650 (2005) – nakatago
    Sony Ericsson P990i (2007) – nawala
    Myphone B73 Duo (2009) – ginagamit
    Nokia 5530 Xpressmusic (2010) – nakatago
    Cherry Mobile C1 (2011) – binigay sa mama ko
    Cherry Mobile S100 Flare (2012) – my first android

  14. Nats says:

    Nokia 636 (analog) – nakatago
    Nokia 5110 – handed down
    Nokia 3210 – handed down
    Nokia 3310 – na snatch
    Nokia 8250 – sold
    Nokia 6510 – nakatago (still working)
    Nokia 7210 – nakatago (still working)
    SE T610 – sold
    Nokia 6600 – handed down
    Nokia N70 – handed down
    Nokia 6120 – nakatago
    SE W580i – nakatago
    Nokia 5800 – nakatago
    HTC Desire – like it so much, used it for almost 3 years
    Blackberry 9320
    Samsung Galaxy Note 2

  15. Juice says:

    Nokia 3210 – Kept, still in box, complete (2000)
    Nokia 3220 – Gave to my dad (2002)
    Nokia 3220i – Gave to my dad (2004)
    Sony Ericson K350i – Broke down (2006)
    Motorola RAZR – Sold (2007)
    Iphone 2g – Stolen (2009)
    Iphone 3g – Stolen (2010)
    Samsung Corby – Sold (2010)
    Iphone 3gs – Sold (2010)
    Blackberry Bold 9700 – Sold (2010)
    Iphone 4 – Sold (2011)
    Blackberry Bold 9900 – Sold (2011)
    Iphone 5 – Current

  16. jefdev says:

    Nokia 3210 (2002)- handed down
    Nokia 3200 – phone case was a scratch magnet
    Nokia 3530 (2003)- lost
    Nokia 3650 (2005)- lost
    Nokia 6600 (2006)- nav key broke
    LG flip-phone – terrible batt life
    Nokia 2730i (2009)- handed down
    Nokia 5300 (2009) – lost
    Nokia 5300 (2010) – bought a new one then sold it.
    Blackberry 9700 (2010) – sold for 16k
    iPhone 4 (2011) – sold for 12K
    Nokia C3 (2011) – backup phone (SUN)
    iPhone 5 (2012) – primary phone (GLOBE)

  17. Kevin says:

    Nokia 5110 (1999)-swapped
    Nokia 3310(2001)-lost
    Siemens(2001)-lost
    Samsung Omnia(2006?)- broken
    HTC Desire(2009)- sold
    Samsung Galaxy S2(2011)- sold
    iPhone 4(2011)-sold
    Samsung Galaxy Note 2- current
    iPhone 5- ordered

  18. Jeff says:

    1999 – Nokia 3210 – Stolen in HS
    2000 – Nokia 3210 – Broken
    2001 – Ringo 5 liner – Swapped
    2001 – Siemens C5 – Passed Down
    2002 – Motorola V – Passed Down
    2002 – Sony CMD Z7 – Stolen @ Bus in Kamuning
    2002 – Siemens A5 – Stolen @ tryc same day as z7
    2003 – Sony Ericsson T100 – Passed Down
    2004 – Nokia 7200 – Passed Down
    2005 – Imate KJAM – Stolen @ underpass in Ayala
    2006 – Motorola V3 – Passed Down
    2006 – 02 Atom – Stolen @ Hotel in AUH
    2006 – 02 Atom – Sold
    2006 – 02 Atom Life – lying around somewhere
    2007 – Samsung E890 – Left @ fitting room in AUH
    2007 – Nokia N95 – Passed Down
    2008 – LG KP550 – Left @ foodcourt in Alabang
    2010 – Nokia c6-00 – Sold
    2011 – Samsung Galaxy Ace – Sold
    2011 – LG Optimus 2x – Bricked
    2012 – Samsung Galaxy S3 – Current

  19. Markcy says:

    Wow. Talk about nostalgia.
    Here’s mine:

    Nokia 3310 (2002) – Hand me down from big sister, broke down
    Nokia 2100 (2003) – Parents’ bday gift, broke dwon
    Nokia 5200 (2004) – swapped
    Nokia 1100 (2006) – swapped
    Nokia 5100 (2006) – Stolen
    Nokia 1200 (2006) – Dropped while riding jeepney (I think)
    Motorola V3xx (2007)- bought using summer job salary, broke down after 2 years
    Motorola V8 (2009) – Parents’ graduation gift, broke down
    Nokia N70 (2011) – broke down
    Cherry Mobile Q10 (2011) – gave to little sister
    Blackberry Curve (2011) – gave to mom
    Nokia C10 (2012) – present phone
    Samsung Galaxy S IV – phone for 2013 :)

  20. Grail0375 says:

    - Motorola Modulus
    – Nokia 3210
    – Sony CMD-J5
    – Sony Ericsson T68i (Handed Down)
    – Sony Ericsson T610 (Handed Down)
    – Sony Ericsson K700i (Drowned during Ondoy)
    Cherry Mobile D10 (Handed Down)
    – Torque DL85 (Backup Phone)
    – Motorola Droid First Generation (Still rocks, now with Jellybean custom ROM)
    – Samsung Corby II

  21. doppelganger says:

    1999 – Bosch (passed down)
    2000 – Nokia 5110 (passed down)
    2001 – Nokia 6150 (stolen)
    2001 – Nokia 3310 (sold)
    2002 – Nokia 8850 (sold)
    2003 – Nokia 6100 (sold)
    2004 – Nokia 6600 (swapped)
    2005 – SE S700i (sold)
    2006 – SE W800i (sold)
    2007 – SE P990i (sold)
    2008 – SE W890i (stolen)
    2009 – Nokia 5310 (sold)
    2010 – Blackberry 8910 (sold)
    2011 – Blackberry 8520 (passed down)
    2012-present – Blackberry 9320 & iPhone 4s

  22. maime hoshi says:

    2002 – Nokia 3310(given to dad, his phone was soiled)
    2003 – Nokia 7110(traded to next phone)
    2003 – Nokia 5210(traded to next phone)
    2004 – Nokia 7650(sold)
    2005 – Nokia 2300(sold)
    2007 – Nokia 7250(traded to next phone)
    2007 – Nokia 7650(traded to next phone)
    2008 – Moroloa SLVR L7i(still used and kept)
    2009 – Nokia N73(stolen)
    2010 – Nokia E71(handed down to younger brother)
    2011 – Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830(traded to next phone)
    2012 – Cherry Mobile Flare S100/Karbonn A9+

  23. maime hoshi says:

    2002 – Nokia 3310(given to dad, his phone was soiled)
    2003 – Nokia 7110(traded to next phone)
    2003 – Nokia 5210(traded to next phone)
    2004 – Nokia 7650(sold)
    2005 – Nokia 2300(sold)
    2007 – Nokia 7250(traded to next phone)
    2007 – Nokia 7650(traded to next phone)
    2008 – Motorola SLVR L7i(still used and kept)
    2009 – Nokia N73(stolen)
    2010 – Nokia E71(handed down to younger brother)
    2011 – Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830(traded to next phone)
    2012 – Cherry Mobile Flare S100/Karbonn A9+

  24. Anthony says:

    1999 JRC – preserved
    2000 Nokia 3310 – gifted
    2001 Nokia 5210 – stolen
    2002 Nokia 6110 – sold
    2002 Nokia 6210 – swapped
    2004 Voyager – passed on
    2005 Voyager 2 – preserved
    2006-09 Nokia 9300 – preserved
    2008 Nokia 6300 – passed on
    2009 SE K320i – passed on
    2010-11 Samsung Omnia 2 – passed on
    2011 SE C905 – passed on
    2011 Nokia C2-01- passed on
    2012 iPhone 4S

  25. ghosthunter says:

    Nokia 100 (analog)
    Nokia 3210 (sold)
    Nokia 3310 (sold)
    Nokia N80 (broken)
    Nokia 6110 Navigator (broken)
    Nokia N86 8MP (current)

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