Earlier today I got into a conversation with Pei Chyi about the mobile phones we’ve used before. I’ve only ever used Apple and Nokia phones (with 1 anomaly on the list) and if I couldn’t have an iPhone today I would still use a Nokia. Windows Phone is more appealing to me than Android.
It’s fun recalling the epitome of consumer technology of years past as the exercise makes you appreciate what you have now even more. Without further ado, I present to you the complete list of David Wang has ever owned.
My first ever mobile phone was the venerable Nokia 3210, arguably the best mobile phone ever made. Acquired after Sixth Form in 1999, it wasn’t the latest and greatest but it was my old faithful. Since there were no apps to buy, I spent money on different coloured covers and keypads – mine was red with gel buttons. And who needed apps, when you had Snake? Battery life for SMS and Snake was incredible too, especially since it only had a monochrome 84 x 48 pixel / 32 x 22 mm screen.
My next phone came into my possession through some rather dubious means… I found it on the sidewalk, really! I was really happy to have found the phone too, since it was the bee’s knees with it’s butterfly-shaped button and blue backlight! Don’t remember anything else about this phone though.
My next phone was my first camera phone. On top of that it had a color display! It wasn’t a very popular model, but it was in my opinion better than the silly Nokia 7260 or Nokia 3200 that were it’s contemporary peers. I remember snapping crappy pics every opportunity I could but everything else about the phone was pretty forgettable.