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Old 08-13-2010, 06:58 PM
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My first mobile was a Nokia analog phone on PacTel Cellular in about 1992. Don't remember the model number but it was HUGE. From there, PacTel spun off the cellular business as AirTouch I stuck with them. Then PacBell realized they made a mistake getting out of the cellular market so they started PacBell Wireless as the first GSM operator in California. I switched to them and even sold a few Sagem GSM phones that had the ability to be a wireless modem using IrDA connection to HP 200LX handhelds. (VERY leading edge stuff at the time. ) From there, PacBell Wireless became Cingular which became ATT. Still with them even though the reception here in Solvang is spotty. But I stick to GSM because I can have an advanced phone (currently a Tilt 2) and when I visit customers that do not allow cameras I can move my SIM to my older FUZE (the version without a camera.) You can't do that with CDMA.
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:58 PM
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Sony ck3 - 1996 - wonder why I could not find a picture anywhere
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Old 08-14-2010, 07:19 AM
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Default First Cell Phone

My first cell phone was a CDMA Nokia...I want to say it was in the 6xxx fancy features.
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Old 08-14-2010, 04:10 PM
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I was late to the mobile phone game, with the Motorola v555. Nice phone -- I tweaked it to the max!!
Thanks for the fun contest.
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:19 PM
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Lightbulb First Phone: Philips Genie

My first phone was the Philips Genie (Yes the big Consumer, Lighting and Health Conglomerate made cellphones too last century). It was one of the first phones under 100 grams and I had it while I still lived in the Netherlands.

Here is a link with the specs:

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Old 08-16-2010, 05:02 AM
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Default Qualcomm QCP-820

My first cell phone was a Qualcomm QCP-820

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Old 08-16-2010, 11:10 PM
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My first phone ever was a nokia "banana" 8110 i think.

but my first windows mobile phone was the i-mate jam (htc magician)
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:51 PM
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nokia 8200
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by cweeks View Post
...if you had those cool Docker's pants with the inside "technology" pocket...

Those would be the Dockers Mobile Pants and they were actually pretty spiffy for their time (circa 2002), especially among those of us geeks not wanting to go with the "Batman Tool Belt" look for carrying our phones, Pocket PCs, etc.

I have it on good authority that the famous Ed Hansberry was so attached to his beloved Mobile Pants that when the pants were discontinued he located six remaining pair in his size in stores within a 50-mile radius and purchased them all. He's probably wearing a pair even as we speak...

As far as my first mobile phone is concerned (It was a true "cellular phone."), I got it in 1995 and it looked something like this:

Don't let the low-res photo fool you, this baby was as high-tech as they came. Note, for instance, the..

**MULTI-line display, providing up to two lines of text and/or information
**Full color screen, including both BLACK and WHITE shades
**Full-function keypad, including buttons for sending, ending AND dialing
**Collapsing antenna for shortening the overall length of the phone from 10 inches to 8 inches
**Slimline battery which extended the phone's standby time to nearly 8 hours

In addition, do not be confused by the small size of the image. This phone was so nice and hefty that it was much more difficult to misplace than today's tiny, pocketable phones. In fact, I always knew exactly where my first phone was, because the only way I could carry it around was in my briefcase.
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Old 08-18-2010, 03:13 AM
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Samsung SCH-3500... [IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Joe/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG]and I've still got it!

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