Just saw this picture on Twitter and it made me think about my phone history.

I went from a Samsung flip phone to a Treo 600, to a Treo 650, a Verizon UTStarcom 6700 (with the antennae nub and slide out keyboard rocking Windows Mobile 5), then an HTC TyTn 8525 (yes Windows Mobile 6 upgrade) and sometime around then I got a Samsung Blackjack as a weekend phone and swapped my SIM into it on the weekends cause at the time it seemed so thin even if it wasn’t a touchscreen.


Next up was the HTC Tilt. It was like a mini laptop when you slid it open…or something. Follow that up with the HTC Fuze which was the last resistive screen phone I had but I liked that phone (until I put custom ROMs on it  on a daily basis and ran it into the ground).

Then I  picked up an HTC HD2 that was on TMobile but I SIM unlocked it and had it on AT&T even though that meant no 3G but that thing is solid as hell, great speed, capacitive screen and even today that thing has specs that anyone can appreciate.

And I’m carrying a Samsung Focus now. I went Samsung for my Windows Phone because I was into the AMOLED and HTC burned me a few times in the past between not updating the OS on Windows Mobile (I blame them as much as MS) and the pink splodge their cameras had forever.

Anyway, it’s a holiday weekend so it’s a great opportunity to share your stories. How did you get to where you are? And as much as it hurts…could you imagine if the iPhone never came out and the pressure never hit MS directly and I was still rocking Windows Mobile or worse yet…HTC Sense? Sorry but that overlay gives me shivers now. So cool to look it…so much lag.


  1. Hmm First I had the ubiquitous Nokia candybar in 2001. Then I went without a phone for some time until I had a job again and got a Treo 650. Went from there to the Fuze and had a blast. I got an HTC Surround on release day, and still love it. Hopefully this time next year I’ll have a job again, and we’ll see what’s next.

  2. I started with a Motorola T720, then went to a black Razr, followed by the Blackjack. After those, I got the Fuze and kept that until my upgrade was available and got the Focus a month after it came out.

  3. Have to start with the RAZRs!
    1) RAZR V3
    2) RAZR V3i
    3) Dell Axim X5
    4) Dell Axim X51v
    5) Cingular 2125
    6) Cingular 8125 HTC Wizard)
    7) Cingular 8525 (HTC TyTN)
    8) AT&T 8925 (HTC TyTN II)
    9) AT&T Fuze
    10) HTC HD2 T9193 (Telstra version)
    11) Apple iPhone 4
    12) Apple iPad 2 CURRENT DEVICE
    13) Apple iPhone 4S CURRENT DEVICE
    14) AT&T Titan (HTC Titan) CURRENT DEVICE

    I have tested just about everything from Verizon that is an Android Phone. All the above devices I actually owned and used everyday.

  4. I got my first cellular phone about 12 or 13 years ago. It was a Nokia. Then I had a Bell Atlantic Mobile flip phone, then a Moto StarTac, a few Samsung flip phones, about 3 or 4 Nextel devices, then about 3 or 4 Moto RAZRs, then a Blackberry or two, a few early HTC winmo devices, a Black jack, a Black jack 2, then 8525, Tilt, Tilt 2, Touch Pro, Touch Pro 2, iPhone 3GS, and then the iPhone 4.

    Now using the iPhone 4S.

    I’m sure I’ve forgotten a few along the way…

    I’ve also got a 3G iPad 2 64GB.

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