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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. Joma says:

    3310(2001) -Passed Down
    T68i(2003)-Lost
    8250(2005)-Broke
    Pantech C3b -Broke
    6610(2008) -Lost
    LG KS360(2009) -Broke
    Nokia E63(2011) -not used (still with me though)

    Nexus 4 (2013) Current – Hoping to have a long term relationship with this one.. The Perfect phone for me.. :)

  2. Mang Kanor says:

    2001 – Nokia 3210 (sold)
    2004 – Nokia 8250 (stolen)
    2007 – Nokia 6600 (stolen)
    2008 – Nokia 2630 (passed down)
    2009 – LG GB230 (sold)
    2010 – Nokia N97 and 6220c (spare)
    2011 – LG Optimus Me P350 (current)
    2012 – Nokia Asha 200 (backup)

  3. Jeric says:

    1. Ericsson a1018 (2000-2001) – passed down
    2. Nokia 3210 (2001-2003) – lend it to a friend but was stolen
    3. Nokia 3200 (2003-2006) – sold
    4. Sony Ericsson w800 (2006-2009) – broken
    5. Sony Ericsson c510 (2009-2011) – passed down
    6. iPhone 4 (2011 to present) – current

  4. Jennel says:

    Nokia 5110 (1997) – nabulok na lang
    Nokia 3210 (1997) – nakasama ng 5110
    Nokia 3310 (1999) – di ko na maalala kung ano ng nangyari
    Nokia 3510 (2002) – sold ata
    Nokia 6300 (2004 to present) – still with me, katabi ko pang matulog ;)
    Sony Xperia Sola (Sept 2012 to Jan 2013) – given to Mama
    Sony Xperia Acro S – currently enjoying it! hehehe

  5. Erika D says:

    Philips Twist (passed down)
    Nokia 3210 x 2 (first one got stolen and bought another one which got passed down)
    Nokia 8210 (passed down)
    Nokia 7650 (passed down)
    Nokia 6630 (passed down)
    SE K810i (passed down)
    Nokia E5 (passed down)
    Sony Xperia Sola (current)

  6. Lexty says:

    here is mine

    3310 (not shown) passed down
    6510 (still working) retired
    6310 (still working) passed down
    3510i (still working) passed down
    W810i (broke)
    Samsung SGH-M620 (lost)(box shown)
    Samsung S3600 (passed down) (box shown)
    HTC Nexus One (Sold) (not shown)
    Bold 9780 (current)
    Sony Xperia S (current)

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v607/lexterslab8/DSC05783_zpsfe1ac910.jpg

  7. Dv says:

    Nokia 3310 – handed down
    Sony Ericsson T230i – handed down
    Motorola C650 – lost
    Nokia 1600 – lost
    Samsung M620 – deteriorated
    Sony Ericsson W200i – lost
    Sony Ericsson W850i – deteriorated
    Samsung candybar phone – Secondary phone
    Sony Ericsson Elm – handed down
    Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo – current (for potential replacement by Sony Xperia Z)

    So based from the list above, I’m more likely a Sony fanboy. Hehe

  8. Jerome Laloon
    Twitter: jlaloon
    says:

    alcatel (hugis safeguard)
    nokia 3210
    nokia 8250
    motorola krzr k3
    motorola defy
    motorola atrix 2(soon to be) :D

    im a moto fanboy hahah

  9. Damo says:

    Motorola C117-lost
    Motorola Razr V3-sold
    Motorola Razr V3i-handed down
    Motorola L6-sold
    Motorola W220-handed dwn
    Nokia 6101-sold
    Nokia 1208-lost
    2010-Nokia 5800-sold
    2010-Nokia C3-handed down
    2011-Samsung E1080T-lost(secondary phone)
    2011-Nokia N8-(current phone)/still with me
    2012-Nokia 100-left at bus(sec. phone)
    2012-Samsung galaxy S3-(Current phone)
    Nokia Lumia 920 – Switching this 2013 :)

  10. peepom says:

    1995 – Nokia ( forgot the model from Smart postpaid ) its like an old wireless telephone

    1996 – Ericcson ( forgot the model )
    1997 – Nokia 5110
    1999 – Nokia 3210
    2000 – Nokia 3310
    2001 – Nokia 6110
    2002 – Nokia 6210
    2003 – Nokia 6510
    2005 – T Mobile USA ( forgot the brand ) (fliphone )
    – Smart Amazing Phone ( windows mobile )
    2006 – WIndows mobile ( forgot the brand from USA )

    2007 – O2 XDA 2
    2008 – Iphone
    2009 – Samsung ( windows mobile ) forgot the model
    2010 – Samsung forgot the model
    2011 – HTC Sensation
    2012 – Samsung Galaxy S3
    2013 – Samsung Note 2

    Waiting — Sony Experia Z

  11. Jay P
    Twitter: jayprietornemt
    says:

    Motorola STxxxx
    Nokia 3310
    Nokia 3410
    Nokia 3530
    Nokia 6680
    Nokia N90
    Nokia N95
    Nokia 6120
    Nokia N96
    Nokia N90
    Nokia N81
    Nokia 6700
    iPhone 3G
    Nokia N95
    Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
    Nokia C5
    Sony Ericsson W8
    Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman
    Nokia Lumia 710
    Samsung Galaxy Note 1

  12. Dolf
    Twitter: iDolfBuenavista
    says:

    Siemens S40- my very first mobile phone. it was way back 2001 or 2002 when I was in grade 5. it was handed down to me by my dad as a birthday gift.

    Nokia 3210- i got it the same year as my old one.

    Nokia 3315- i got so bored with my 3210 so i asked mom to replace it with this because i want that game Space Impact. haha!

    Bird S288- this was my phone when i was in my 1st year HS, 2004. i got it from my own savings. a very cute phone. :)

    Nokia 6260- from mom. this was the product of my ‘pagtatampo’ from her when i was in 2nd year HS. 2nd hand, sold to her by her officemate.

    Nokia 6230- we had hard times back then and we really needed money. my youngest sister was confined because of dengue so my old one has been sent to a pawnshop. i used this for a while until i get my old one back.

    Nokia 5310 XpressMusic- i got bored with my old one so my dad gift me this on my birthday. this was my phone when i was in my 1st year of college ECE.

    Nokia X3 XpressMusic- another birthday gift from dad. acquired this before i start 3rd year.

    Samsung Star Wifi- mom handed this down to me before i start 4th year. she got tired of touchscreen phones and hated it since then, haha!

    iPhone 4- birthday gift from dad. it was my phone before i start 5th year, i was so excited. i promised myself that i will settle with it until i get a job. but it was stolen after 2mos. of use. :(

    BlackBerry Bold 9780- this is the phone i’m currently using. i got it on my birthday last march 2012 from my own savings. although very useful for my acads, i’m already becoming bored with it so i’m thinking of getting an iphone 5S/6 once it will become available in our country.

  13. Jp says:

    Nokia 5110 – sold
    Nokia 6110 – sold
    SE T68i – sold
    SE T610 – sold
    SE W300 – stolen
    CM Comet – still working, but kept in storage
    Nokia 2330 classic – stolen
    Alcatel OT-710D – sold
    CM Q1 – swapped
    CM Candy Chat – sold
    Samsung Galaxy Y – swapped
    SE Xperia Mini Pro – stolen
    CM W900 – currently still using
    Myphone a858 – stolen
    CM P9 – dummy phone
    CM Titan – current phone

    Currently sticking to budget phones, as it gets stolen.

  14. michsann
    Twitter: michsann
    says:

    JRC(?) Analog phone (1998) – handed down
    Nokia 5110 (1998) – sold
    Nokia 6150 (1998) – swapped
    Nokia 8110 (2000) – swapped
    Nokia 8810 (2002) – handed down
    Nokia 7650 (2003) – handed down
    Nokia 7610 (2004) – handed down
    Ericsson W880i (2007) – still with me
    Ericsson G900 (2009) – swapped
    HTC Hero (2010) – still with me
    Samsung Galaxy Note (2011) – current phone
    Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2012) – my tablet that currently serves as backup phone

  15. Tere says:

    Too lazy to type so here you go since I made a similar blog entry last year:

    http://selene-goddess.blogspot.com/2012/10/mobile-phone-evolution-from-my.html

  16. Rommel A. says:

    1999-2002 Ericsson A1018i
    2002 Nokia 3310 – stolen
    2002-2004 Nokia 3315
    2004-2006 Nokia 5110 – demoted hehe
    2006-2008 Sony Ericsson K700i
    2008 – Sony Ericsson Z230
    2008-present – Sony Ericsson K530i
    2010-2011 – Samsung Monte – sold
    2012 to present – MyPhone A848i Android phone

  17. Iyan Sommerset
    Twitter: iyansommerset
    says:

    Nokia 3210 – in storage
    Nokia 6310i – water damage
    Nokia 7250i – in storage
    Nokia 2330c – current

    Definitely not your typical reader.

  18. iVan says:

    1999 – Nokia 3810
    2000 – Nokia 6110
    2001 – Nokia 8250
    2003 – Nokia 5510
    2004 – Nokia 3650
    2005 – Nokia 6600
    2006 – Nokia 6630
    2006 – Nokia 6670
    2007 – Nokia 6233
    2008 – Nokia N73 (last symbian phone)
    2008 – Sony Ericsson P1i
    2009 – Samsung Star Wifi
    2010 – LG Optimus One
    2011 – Samsung Galaxy S
    2012 – Samsung Galaxy SIII (my current one)

    all sold and none stolen or robbed ;D

  19. MyMaria
    Twitter: mrsnoodleboy
    says:

    It took me a while to enumerate everything but thank you for this that I was able to reminisce and got totally amazed at how many phones I’ve had in the past. So here goes…

    1997-1998 Nokia 2010 – dead battery
    1999 Nokia 5110 – passed down
    2000 Nokia 3210 – stolen and got another Nokia 3210
    2001 Nokia 8250 – passed down
    2002 Nokia 6310 – sold
    2003 Nokia 3350/Nokia 6610/HTC Tanager – sold
    2004 Nokia 6510 /Nokia 3530/HTC Voyager – sold
    2005 Samsung E300/Nokia N70 – sold
    2006 Nokia E61i/Nokia 6100 – sold
    2007 Nokia N73/Samsung X160 – sold
    2008 Motorola V6 Maxx Ferrari/Nokia 3120/Nokia 6120- stolen & sold
    2009 Motorola Razr2 V9/MyPhone B23 Duo/Nokia E51/Nokia E63/Nokia Prism 7900 – sold
    2010 iPhone 3Gs/Cherry Mobile P1/ MyPhone Q21/Nokia N95/Nokia 6233/Nokia C3 – sold & passed down
    2011 – iPhone 4/Nokia E5/MyPhone QT7 – sold & passed down
    2012 – iPhone 4s – currently using
    2013 … To be determined!!! Hahaha!

    I guess this paints a clear picture at where all my allowances and salary went all these years! Hehe

  20. MyMaria
    Twitter: mrsnoodleboy
    says:

    It took me a while to enumerate everything but thank you for this that I was able to reminisce and got totally amazed at how many phones I’ve had in the past. So here goes…
    1997-1998 Nokia 2010 – dead battery
    1999 Nokia 5110 – passed down
    2000 Nokia 3210 – stolen and got another Nokia 3210
    2001 Nokia 8250 – passed down
    2002 Nokia 6310 – sold
    2003 Nokia 3350/Nokia 6610/HTC Tanager – sold
    2004 Nokia 6510 /Nokia 3530/HTC Voyager – sold
    2005 Samsung E300/Nokia N70 – sold
    2006 Nokia E61i/Nokia 6100 – sold
    2007 Nokia N73/Samsung X160 – sold
    2008 Motorola V6 Maxx Ferrari/Nokia 3120/Nokia 6120- stolen & sold
    2009 Motorola Razr2 V9/MyPhone B23 Duo/Nokia E51/Nokia E63/Nokia Prism 7900 – sold
    2010 iPhone 3Gs/Cherry Mobile P1/ MyPhone Q21/Nokia N95/Nokia 6233/Nokia C3 – sold & passed down
    2011 – iPhone 4/Nokia E5/MyPhone QT7 – sold & passed down
    2012 – iPhone 4s – currently using
    2013 … To be determined!!! Hahaha!
    I guess this paints a clear picture at where all my allowances and salary went all these years! Hehea

  21. Chinitoguy says:

    Here is my mobile phone history. This is quite long.

    1999 – Nokia 801 analogue phone
    March 2001 – Alcatel One Touch 100 (bar phone that looks like a safeguard soap)
    September 2001- Ericsson A1018
    March 2002- Ericsson A2618
    July 2002 – Nokia 3510
    December 2002 – Nokia 6210
    March 2003 – Nokia 3520 (my first colored phone)
    September 2003 – Nokia 6610 (i owned this phone for 2 years)
    May 2005 – Motorola E398
    March 2006 – Nokia 6630
    From July 2006 i now maintain 2 lines. A Sun Cellular line and a Globe line. I don’t give up my previous phone when I buy my other phone months after.
    July 2006 – Sony Ericsson K750i
    September 2006 – Motorola RAZR V3i
    March 2007 – Motorola RAZR V3x
    March 2008 – Sony K850i
    September 2008 – Samsung E250
    March 2009 – Samsung Star
    November 2009 – Nokia 5230
    December 2010 – Samsung Punch
    August 2011 – Samsung Galaxy Ace (my first Android phone)
    January 2012 – BlackBerry Curve 9300
    March 2012 – Lenovo A60
    June 2012 – Nokia Lumia 610
    July 2012 – Sony Xperia Sola
    October 2012 – Samsung Galaxy S3
    January 2013 – Apple iPhone 5

  22. JC Caro says:

    2003 AU KDDI Sony Ericsson- not being used( still alive though)
    2008 Vodafone Sharp- screen snapped in half
    2008 Nokia something- Passed down
    2010 Samsung Wave- cracked screen
    2012 Asha 302- Swapped with my mom
    2012 Netphone 701- for sale
    2013 Galaxy Y- My personal Daily Driver
    2013 iPhone 4S- usually stays at home

  23. Gregory
    Twitter: Gregory
    says:

    I owned about 40 phones in my lifetime. The very first was an Ericsson with a Baldemor flip, now I’m using a Blackberry 9860.

  24. eRvN says:

    mitsubishi trium
    nokia 3210
    nokia 8910
    nokia 6260
    nokia e72
    htc desire s
    lg nexus 4

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