r/Damnthatsinteresting Interested Sep 28 '22 Silver 2 Wholesome 2 Vibing 1

Some phone designs were very interesting from late 90s and early 2000s. Video

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u/littlethingsoflife Sep 28 '22

I was crazy about those Sony Ericsson phones back then! I had a W810i, and the earphones that came with them were so classy! I had a couple of Nokia phones back then, Music Xpress 5530 and N91, and a 2009 MotoRazr!
Back then at least, you didn't have to think about charging phones within a day or two.

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u/marrymexox Sep 28 '22

the SE phones where the bomb back then.

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u/Known_Listen_1775 Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

Reminds me of playing splinter cell, they had SE product placement in that

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u/vontdman Sep 28 '22

I had a W810i

I never had this, but I remember dreaming about it and looking up all the specs on GSM Arena salivating.

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u/GeneralMustang77 Sep 28 '22

Came here for the Sony Ericson lol

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u/IndigoRanger Sep 28 '22

Loved my Sony Ericsson! Truly the fidget spinners of their day.

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u/dread_deimos Sep 28 '22

Same here. I also had the Sony Ericsson W810i (twice! the first one was stolen) and then Moto Razr.

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u/cwasson Sep 28 '22

I love my little Ericsson. Had it in a forest green color. It had lights along the side that would light up for calls, and you could change the colors/patterns to match different contacts.

I have an S21 Ultra now and that Sony is unironically still my favorite phone I've ever had.

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u/NiggBot_3000 Sep 28 '22

I had the same one lol, such a sick phone, ultra reliable.

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u/Neat_Caramel_3903 Sep 28 '22

Thanks for sharing! I'm 24, I never had anything like that but I found your comment really interesting. First phone I bought when I was 17 was a Sidekick and I thought the sliding keyboard was so cool. Plus you got some packaging, extra batteries, in ear headphones, even a repair screwdriver. Crazy how much things changed

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u/nerdKween Sep 28 '22

I had to look up and see how long they made sidekicks after you stated your age. Lol.

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u/harrychronicjr420 Sep 28 '22

Same, I had a sidekick 18 years ago. Jeez.

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u/AquaPhelps Sep 28 '22

Nothing more satisfying than flipping one of these shut furiously to hang up on somebody

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u/Mottis86 Sep 28 '22

Or flipping one open with one hand to check the time as if it was one of those old timey pocket watches and then flip it back shut and pocket it. Very satisfying.

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u/critter68 Sep 28 '22

Almost satisfying enough to make up for t9 texting giving us carpal tunnel.

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u/Nebuladiver Sep 28 '22

Although I could text without looking at the phone and now I can't.

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u/TugsItgel Sep 28 '22

I’m not a native English speaker and whenever I need to remember the English alphabet, I imagine texting on my old Nokia 3210 brick. Very effective and fast.

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u/good_shrimp Sep 28 '22

I very distinctly remember working in Home Depot and texting with my phone in my apron without looking

I'd love a phone with a physical keyboard again. I've actually seen some fairly decent android powered flip phones which seem fun

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u/TacticaLuck Sep 28 '22

T9 was great for that but I only kinda miss it. Definitely miss physical buttons. Not Bixby though. Goddamn

Swipe isn't better but if you're used to it you can still say some forked up shirt

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u/myheartisstillracing Sep 28 '22

I stuck with Blackberry phones for a looooong time because I loved having a physical keyboard.

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u/critter68 Sep 28 '22

Oh, same and faster too.

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u/spookymulder1502 Sep 28 '22

Yup. I remember having entire conversations while the phone was in my pocket at school and no one was the wiser.

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u/rugbyj Sep 28 '22

Oh that's what you were doing.

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u/Mikixx Sep 28 '22

could you also read without looking at the screen? :))

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u/spookymulder1502 Sep 28 '22

This was exactly the smart-ass comment I was expecting to receive. :P

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u/MightyGamera Sep 28 '22

Two second glance when the time is right, and back out of sight to reply

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u/Babill Sep 28 '22

Same, and I tried keeping a physical keyboard for as long as possible with Blackberries, but eventually the opportunity cost became too heavy.

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u/Mateorabi Sep 28 '22

or 10c a text message

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u/critter68 Sep 28 '22

Stop. My hands are cramping.

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u/pcase Sep 28 '22

What?!?

T9 helped avoid carpal tunnel if anything. Being able to text without even looking at your phone was a gem.

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

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u/Orongorongorongo Sep 28 '22

I thought it was so cool how my phone would beep each time I was selecting a letter until I got many exasperated and finally a rage face by my fellow train commuters and muted my phone.

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u/critter68 Sep 28 '22

It took other people getting pissed at you for you to mute your phone?

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u/Buster_Cherry88 Sep 28 '22

Too be fair back then we used to pay real money for loud ass shitty versions of songs to blast every time we got a text or a call. We even paid so when you called the phone didn't ring, another song played. I still have nightmares about that god damn frog...

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u/Orongorongorongo Sep 28 '22

Yeah. I was young and excited about my phone.

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u/queefer_sutherland92 Sep 28 '22

The second last one did not hang up on people when you closed it.

Source: had that phone… complete with stick on diamantés. One of several in this video that I owned. Fuck I’m an old person now.

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u/desertstar714 Sep 28 '22

I still want my razor phone back.

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u/mdp300 Sep 28 '22

I remember the Razr was the expensive high end phone when it first came out, then within a couple years it was the free phone you get just for signing up for a plan.

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u/Atabyrius Sep 28 '22

The razr in some ways just had bad timing. It was announced in late 2003. But it only became really available in late 2004, then sold out immediately (at least in my area), and the became easier to acquire in mid 2005. Blackberry really started to pick up steam in 2005/6, and then the original iPhone came out in early 2007. Both of these I would assume became heavy competition for the razr, so the razr only had between a 6 month and 1 year period where it was the big guy in town and could dominate the high end market.

I still have my razr (along with my samsung evergreen). A couple times I’ve had my smartphone break and I’ve slapped the SIM card into either one to use until I acquire a new one, and they still both work great.

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u/Marginally_Witty Sep 28 '22

Can’t believe I had to scroll this far to see this reply.

OG Razor was the best phone ever.

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u/SamIamGreenEggsNoHam Sep 28 '22

You weren't cool unless you had a Razr. Then you weren't cool unless you had a Nextell Push-to-talk. Then it was Blackberrys and sidekicks.

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u/Chann3lZ_ Sep 28 '22

Moto Razr v1 and v2 were excellent phones.

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u/bcjh Sep 28 '22

Delete all social media. Only have a flip phone that can text and make calls. Amazing.

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u/Substantial-Emu-9900 Sep 28 '22

I goddamn near did that and got a Mudita since it still had BT for music. But they took like 3 years too long to release it and I got over it. I still think about it sometimes though.

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u/CuriousRisk Sep 28 '22

You can get new razor phone with foldable display

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u/funcooker_ Sep 28 '22

I didn’t see an LG Chocolate in there…

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u/DJSeku Sep 28 '22

Or the Sidekick LX 2009, which was by-far my favorite swivel-screen mechanism.

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u/Bill_Pelvis Sep 28 '22

or the juke! Does nobody remember the juke?

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u/BeAnScReAm666 Sep 28 '22

Yesss I was just going to say, honestly still miss mine!

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u/Wise_Coffee Sep 28 '22

LG chocolate flip here. Oh back in the day. T9 texting snapping that bitch closed dramatically and never having a compatible charger when you were out

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u/SillyOperator Sep 28 '22

Also the fact that the touch controls just randomly decided not to register your presses.

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u/vass0922 Sep 28 '22

Ya! I don't see a blackberry storm either!

Oh wait.. I think I was the only one that bought that miserable piece of shit.

Then came the Almighty Droid... And then I was at peace

I had a slider before the bb storm but dune recall which one, none pictured

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u/funcooker_ Sep 28 '22

I was pretty committed to the physical keyboard and thought the droid would absolutely destroy the iPhone. I’m now my 5th iPhone lol

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u/vass0922 Sep 28 '22

After I flipped to the Droid I've been in Android ever since. Wife has iPhone and I want to throw it whenever I have to look at it lol

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u/Striking_Raise_6788 Sep 28 '22

Fucking LG Chocolate was nothing but a pain in my ass. I once got robbed for my phone and I laughed at them and gave it to them happily. True story. What a piece of shit phone.

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u/Aware_Indication_596 Sep 28 '22

Loved that fone

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u/Ninja0verkill Sep 28 '22

i loved the back screen and spin wheel to play music with. like an Ipod.

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u/GrdnGekko Sep 28 '22

I had one of these weird Siemens Xelibri phones back in the day. The idea was that you could attach it to your waist.

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u/ASAPWHEREITSAT Sep 28 '22

Or the Samsung Juke

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

LG Chocolate - do you prefer the flip or slider? I had both and you can't beat a good thin flip phone.

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u/fonglutz Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22 Silver All-Seeing Upvote Ally

Those are NOT late 90's phones... Those were all 2000s. Mostly mid 2010.

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u/rugbyj Sep 28 '22

Yeah, if you're ever trying to work out if something was late 90s or early 2000s just think to yourself:

Did it happen before the Matrix?

In this instance, no. Because the Matrix had the banana nokia and all these fuckers are way more advanced than that. Solved.

The above works pretty flawlessly for any action movies because if it had bullet time then fuck yeah it did because it was copying the Matrix. But it's a pretty telling yardstick for a number of things during this period including style, tech and the general tryhard zeitgeist of the new millenia.

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

The only thing I’ve ever been disappointed with the Matrix was that the goth cyber club scene never really took off irl

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u/jackatman Sep 28 '22

You just never found it.

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u/pricedgoods Sep 28 '22

Follow the white rabbit

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u/pinewoodranger Sep 28 '22

Its there, its just deep underground.

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u/Lifeaftercollege Sep 28 '22

Do you know why you’re so hilariously wrong? Because that scene was filmed at a real life fetish club, and all the extras in that scene were just real life members of that club wearing their own clothing lol.

It’s always been there. It’s still here. You just don’t know where it is.

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u/seeafish Sep 28 '22

So…uh, where is it? Asking for myself. I mean my friend.

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u/imawizardnamedharry Sep 28 '22

Blade 1 wants a word

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u/WormLivesMatter Sep 28 '22

Lincoln park really took the try hard-ness to another level. At the time I thought they were trying way to hard. Nowadays I appreciate their music more.

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u/Shmav Sep 28 '22

They got pretty far, but in the end it didnt even matter

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u/moronicuniform Sep 28 '22

Did you know they are classified in the same music genre as Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, Korn, and System of a Down? Nu Metal was wild man

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u/HotWingus Sep 28 '22

Sometimes I'm struck by the fact that we just let a band call itself 'Corn' and market itself as heavy alt-rock-metal

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u/moronicuniform Sep 28 '22

They really were game-changers though. Instruments keyed a whole octave lower than normal? That was a bold idea at the time. Their whole image, their merch, their lyrics, staying away from guitar solos while other metal built whole songs around them... They pushed boundaries man. It's easy to look back and laugh but if it weren't for Korn we actually wouldn't have got Slipknot's Iowa album. We very possibly wouldn't have Slipknot at all

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u/canadianbairn Sep 28 '22

I agree. This is roughly 2003-2007 before the iPhone came out.

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u/Dirtymeatbag Sep 28 '22

These phones didn't disappear the moment the iPhone came out. In Europe it definitely took until 2011 or later for these to disappear and get replaced as the de-facto phone by the modern era smartphones.

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u/_Nilbog_Milk_ Sep 28 '22

That coupled with "this is so interesting and crazy! 🤯 " tells me OP is on the younger side. I didn't even blink an eye, I had half of these design types and my friends had the other half, lol.

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u/invisible_babysitter Sep 28 '22

This need to be higher. 90’s cell phones were all very large bricks.

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u/SergioPerez_11 Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

Maybe a brick with a crappy piece of plastic that folded over the keypad at best.
Edit: I remember my dad having something like this but a bit smaller and more rounded that said Sprint.

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u/aquaman501 Sep 28 '22

This needs to be lower because it's total bullshit.

Nokia 8110 from 1996

Nokia 5110 from 1998

Nokia 8810 from 1998

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u/SmallBol Sep 28 '22

The Motorola StarTAC was released in 1996. Easily fit in your pocket

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorola_StarTAC

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u/this_shit Sep 28 '22

I was all about my dad's startac when he brought it home from the mall. At the time he was driving a Honda CRX. Probably the coolest he'd ever been. Pulling out the antenna and flipping it open just felt cool.

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u/enz1ey Sep 28 '22

The "very large brick" part is bullshit but none of the phones in the video are from the '90s, those were all early 2000s-2010s.

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u/bcjh Sep 28 '22

I’ll give it a nice award to prop it up.

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u/FixTheWisz Sep 28 '22

No they weren’t. I remember the StarTac came out in ’98 or ‘99. It was decently small when closed.

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u/burnsalot603 Sep 28 '22

Can confirm, startac was my first cellphone, it was the shit because you could change the color of the backlight keys to either red or green

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u/Qweniden Sep 28 '22

That is not true. I had a cell phone for work in 1998 and it was small.

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u/queefer_sutherland92 Sep 28 '22

Yeah I had one of those in 2009? 2010? It was my phone before a Galaxy 2 or 3.

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u/Webbaaah Sep 28 '22

kids these days...

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u/kangareddit Sep 28 '22

Nobody can be told what the Matrix is like…

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u/TheloniousPhunk Sep 28 '22

Sure, but do you think all the 15 and 16 year olds that mostly populate reddit these days know that?

They see this shit and think they're retro.

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u/Te000 Sep 28 '22

Thanks, I was feeling young just a few minutes ago

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u/Ya-Dikobraz Sep 28 '22

15 years from now "Look at these 'smartphones' people used to use as communications devices."

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u/Orinslayer Sep 28 '22

In the future when implanted super computers and mind communicating is possible. Someone is still going to find a way to use one of these just because.

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u/Ya-Dikobraz Sep 28 '22

Someone: "HAHA look at these, people. I'm playing "Fortnite" on one of these ancient things."

Everyone else: "Hipsterino!"

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u/wrecking_eyes Sep 28 '22

Fun fact: 15 years ago, the 1st iPhone was already out.

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u/InternationalHop Sep 28 '22

Not only interesting, they were all sturdy as rock.

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u/nomadofwaves Sep 28 '22

“It doesn’t even have a glass screen to type on.”

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u/PeapodEchoes Sep 28 '22

I’ve got a hip like a Sony Ericsson.

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u/chmath80 Sep 28 '22

Yeah, wait until they find out that we had electricity back then too.

[And, if it helps, I remember when barcodes first became a thing.]

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u/Mateorabi Sep 28 '22

I know, I saw a standard oval flip-phone in the lineup. What kind of Millennial/Gen-Z thinks a standard flip phone is a "very interesting design"!?

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u/ZapsMojo Sep 28 '22

Plenty of millennials had these phones.

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u/Secret_Map Sep 28 '22

Like, most millennials probably, right?

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u/ZapsMojo Sep 28 '22

Yeah we were in MS, HS, and College when these things were around. Tons of kids had them.

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u/AstarteHilzarie Sep 28 '22

My teenager described the DS he found at the secondhand store as "vintage" so you can just reserve my spot at the nursing home now.

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u/queefer_sutherland92 Sep 28 '22

Honestly, I’m not even 30 yet.

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u/Deletrious26 Sep 28 '22

The museum gloves are what got me.

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u/KyorlSadei Sep 28 '22

The glove makes it look like he was the guy who stole all those phones.

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u/Lctart13 Sep 28 '22

Or an 'antiques collector'. But maybe he's got my light pink Samsung slider I left in a public toilet in his stolen collection 🤷‍♀️

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u/Dungong Sep 28 '22

Are these things worth something now? Or is the glove just for show?

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u/MrDundee666 Sep 28 '22

Guarantee there’s a Nokia 3310 in there that’s still got 20% left on it’s battery.

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u/miamariajoh Sep 28 '22

The best of the best! Nothing will ever beat it.

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u/rottingwine Sep 28 '22

I have a Nokia E5 from 2011 that I use each time my smartphone breaks. That bad boy has wifi and the battery still lasts like two weeks. Those old nokia phones are beasts.

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u/the1000master Sep 28 '22

I still have mine and it works just fine :)

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u/chrisaf69 Sep 28 '22

20%....pssshhh.

Everyone knows it's at least 45% with the way those tanks were engineered.

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u/corn_julio Sep 28 '22

I absolutely loved this LG Slider from 2004 or 2005. I lost it in the snow until it melted a week later and the thing lasted another two years.

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u/jaketaco Sep 28 '22

I had one of those. My first non-Nokia phone.

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u/2020FIsion Sep 28 '22

I do miss the physical keyboards at times… I could type out paragraphs without looking and not miss a beat.

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u/CurrentlyARaccoon Sep 28 '22

Me too, at least having one to slide out again would be amazing. I have small hands and even I hit the wrong keys constantly and the keyboards degrade after a while because touch screens can develop issues.

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u/Past-time29 Sep 28 '22

they were handy during high school. you can txt while looking at the teacher.

using your hand under the desk without even looking at the screen of your phone.

no one knew!!!!

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u/Sjdillon10 Sep 28 '22

Oddly enough i can actually still do this on touch screen. It’s not as much fun though

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u/Past-time29 Sep 28 '22

i can't do it on touch screen ☹️😭

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u/Billy1121 Sep 28 '22

Yeah i still don't understand why physical keyboards never made a comeback. Apple is selling giant bricks anyway, why not have a slideout blackberry keyboard? Writing on touchscreens is so inefficient

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u/thrussie Sep 28 '22

Back then there’s no phone instant messaging. We used sms service. One sms costs 30cents and we sent hundreds of them per month especially when we have boyfriend/girlfriend

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u/Past-time29 Sep 28 '22

same. haha 25cent and i used to spend like $60 a month on my plan and that didn't include data. all txt and call. plan.

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u/Substantial-Emu-9900 Sep 28 '22

In those days nickels had had pictures of bumblebees on them. "Texted a thousand bees last night" you'd say.

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u/Sietemadrid Sep 28 '22

You mean 100 messages a day right

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u/Relleomylime Sep 28 '22

God I remember the first month with a new boyfriend I had managed to rack up a $300 phone bill with mostly text messages. She made me sit at the kitchen table and read out each time stamp out loud, then (rightly so) took my paychecks the first 3 weeks of summer break to pay her back.

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

Zoomers will never know what it was like texting on a physical keyboard or having the battery last more than 12h

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u/bcjh Sep 28 '22

I remember looking down and having “1 bar” of battery after like 3 days of not charging it.

Funny how we measured the battery life in three bars.

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

Or when you throw your phone (a Nokia 5110 in my case) against a wall at full speed when mom angres you and nothing happens to it. Maybe you will get a scratch in the front panel, which you can just replace for nothing.

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u/lonewolf9378 Sep 28 '22

Or it explodes into pieces and you can just put the battery back in, close the battery cover and it’ll work just fine

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u/zao-KO Sep 28 '22

i had an old flip phone like over a decade ago, don't remember the model or anything, but i threw it at the wall.. it went through striaght the drywall and fell to the floor, i had to kick another hole in the bottom of the wall to grab the phone out and it worked fine lol

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u/dumnut567 Sep 28 '22

Or having to pay per text…sending or receiving.

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

Ah yes ive been there as well, trying to explain the bloated bill to my parents when texting my first gf back then...

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u/NotSure421 Sep 28 '22

I miss those phones!

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u/-KERZO- Sep 28 '22

Yeha we know. We fucking had them.

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u/bcjh Sep 28 '22

The title reads like it was written by a 15 year old doesn’t it.

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u/ClairePearr Sep 28 '22

They bought a 12 year old account and are now using it as a karma farm. Of course they're 15

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u/HonoraryMancunian Sep 28 '22

Omfg you're right. Look how often they post — they clearly don't have the karma accrued had they posted that frequent most of the 12 years.

Remindme! 6 months

Wonder what big company they'll shill for. I'll guess C*ke.

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u/wombatthing Sep 28 '22

My first thought as well.

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u/Ok_Actuary9815 Sep 28 '22

Didn't see a single blackberry in that line up

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u/nerdKween Sep 28 '22

Blackberry was the best. I had their first touch screen that still had a keyboard and a little roller mouse.

My favorite was the one that was a touchscreen with a onscreen keyboard, but there was also a keyboard that would slide out, so you have an option if you wanted to type via screen or mechanical keyboard. It was great.

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u/maxxisP Sep 28 '22

I loved my passport. It was the best feeling device I have ever used. Shame the shafted them selves with bb10 os instead of going with Android.

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u/TomEddie Sep 28 '22

‘Back then’, this feels like 5 years ago for me

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u/glockster19m Sep 28 '22

To be fair not one of these is from the 90s, they're almost all from late 2005

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u/Kezly Sep 28 '22

Then we all settled on thin black rectangles.

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u/Nebuladiver Sep 28 '22

Yeah, but have you seen the new version of the rectangle?

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u/Kezly Sep 28 '22

Rectangle max pro 14?

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u/Nemisis_the_2nd Sep 28 '22

Ngl, I can't really see where phones can go from here. There are the attempts to reinvent the flip phone with smart screens seeing mixed success, and other companies trying to get full-blown compact cameras built in, but those are edge cases for now. At this point, black rectangles feel like the pneumatic tyre of the car world. You can try to reinvent the wheel, but a pneumatic tyre is pretty hard to beat in 90% of situations.

Modular phones maybe? They sort of petered out a few years ago, but it feels like a no-brainer if technology gets good enough and big manufacturers find a way to make them profitable.

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u/cwasson Sep 28 '22

Sad to see LG go. They were one of the last companies still trying interesting things with phones. The LG Wing was nonsense but at least novel. Samsung is at least making premium foldables but I don't really see them experimenting outside of that like LG did.

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u/Mr_Will Sep 28 '22

I want a screenless phone.

Give me a small, tough, black cuboid that contains all the processor, memory, storage, radios and other gubbins.

Then offer a range of wireless screens that are thin and light and connect to it seamlessly. A watch for when I'm running. An ultra-thin folding screen for sticking in a pocket. A 12" high quality screen for use on the sofa at home. All of which are cheap and have the same apps, files, etc immediately available because they're just displaying whatever is running on the central device.

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u/Mateorabi Sep 28 '22

black mirrors, one might even say

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u/Cerpin-Taxt Sep 28 '22

You say that like it's a bad thing. I wouldn't want my TV to be only 10% screen and 90% plastic buttons and hinges either.

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u/captainhaddock Sep 28 '22

Yep, it took Apple to realize that all people really want is a big magical screen.

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u/Ragsman33 Sep 28 '22

I remember when I thought the slider version of the flip phone in the Matrix was some cool looking futuristic shit lol

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u/Van_Helan Sep 28 '22

Good old days 🥰

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u/TheloniousPhunk Sep 28 '22

This shit is how I know Reddit is full of a bunch of 15-17 year olds.

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u/RotisserieChicken007 Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

Tell me you're a Zoomer without telling me you're a Zoomer...

Edit: maybe better to say young Zoomer or Gen A

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u/chepas_moi Sep 28 '22

My infants "play phone" is a Nokia 3310i (battery removed). Every couple weeks I get her a new one (ie. I change the shell). She loves it.

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u/TonelessEcho Sep 28 '22

Now I feel old. Sheesh

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u/eDopamine Sep 28 '22

I had like half of these. Good times. Simpler times. Just texts and calls, that’s it. The texting style kinda sucked though but we didn’t know anything better at the time so it was still badass.

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u/Dark_Macadaemia Sep 28 '22

Texts, calls...and snake!!!

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u/experts_badge Sep 28 '22

These golden old days

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u/ViconIsNotDefined Sep 28 '22

Not only interesting, they were all sturdy as rock, you can use your phone for self defense and call the ambulance for the other guy using the same phone.

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u/bubblehashguy Sep 28 '22

My last flip phone, I dropped it in a dirt driveway as I was getting into my truck. Ran it over. It stayed there in my buddies back yard for 2 days until I found it. The 1st day it rained for most of the day.

It was still on & had a decent amount of battery left when I found it.

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u/chalky87 Sep 28 '22

People born in the 00s "wow they're so weird!"

People born in the 80s "ah those were good times"

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u/No-Bed3978 Sep 28 '22

All normal stuff for us old people 😬

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u/gotyourdata Sep 28 '22

back when there was actually a variety of cellular phones to choose from!!

I had a few of these. I thought I was cool with my keyboard clam shell. If I extend the antenna that’s how you knew I was on an important call!

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u/ToadMaster8054 Sep 28 '22

I'm feeling old.

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u/lovestocomment Sep 28 '22

Ahh yes, the days when phones where awesome.

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u/Esc_ape_artist Sep 28 '22

There was so much variety. Not this stream of various black monoliths we have now. Also, these were later than the ‘90s.

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u/Ik412 Sep 28 '22

To this day, I still want a damn sidekick. If they made an android version, I’d buy a second phone.

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u/DocWallaD Sep 28 '22

No Helio Ocean... Wack

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u/Kidbroccoli Sep 28 '22

Always waited until after 9pm to use my unlimited minutes.

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u/Th3Banzaii Sep 28 '22

Can't believe there was no Motorola Razr.

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u/3rdworldsurgeron Sep 28 '22

What an era to live as a youngster, deep nostalgia

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u/Dubious_Titan Sep 28 '22

These were just regular phones.

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u/RockStarNinja7 Sep 28 '22

Oh Nokia how I truly miss you. Their phones were just the best.

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u/RoboFrawg Sep 28 '22

I loved the Sony Ericsson models so badly back then, my favorite of all time was a white clap one, with blue lights around the key frame, that was awesome neon light just got stolen in a home robbery sadly.

In 2009 I tried buying the iPhone 3gs, I sold it 6 days later so I could get back to my Sony Ericsson lol.

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u/misterbozack Sep 28 '22

Nokia N95 ❤️

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u/amorpheous Sep 28 '22

Hah, came here to make the exact comment!

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u/Sanjalis Sep 28 '22

I still remember having the same phone as Tony Stark in the first Ironman movie. The movie made it seem way cooler.

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u/ArmeSloeber Sep 28 '22

I used to love these slider ones.

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u/TrollMaster1121 Sep 28 '22

Fuck you. Like...fuck you.

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u/Science-Nature Sep 28 '22

Thanks, I was feeling young just a few minutes ago

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u/alexraduca Sep 28 '22

that’s the reason nokia, ericsson, motorola and others are no longer on the mobile phones business. I know they still produce phones, but who’s buying them?

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u/G0merPyle Sep 28 '22

I miss when phone designs were all unique, nowadays everything is just a glass slab and the only variation is the side button layout and the camera positioning on the back, maybe a case if you're wanting a splash of color.

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u/Pumpkim Sep 28 '22

Are there any current phones that have physical keyboards? I really miss those...

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u/kevbpain Sep 28 '22

Blackberry has the Key two and Unihertz has the Titan.

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u/Pumpkim Sep 28 '22

Thanks! I'm gonna have a look.

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u/nerdKween Sep 28 '22

Wait, blackberry is making phones again?

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