10 iconic mobile phones from the past

Ever wondered how much mobile phones have changed and evolved over time? From the flip-phone to the trusty Nokia that never breaks, let’s get ready to feel all nostalgic about these 10 phones that might have been with you.

Nokia 3310

Nokia has lots of iconic devices to its credit, with the Nokia 3310 certainly being the most widely-known. Tough as a rock, the 3310 (and its siblings with similar model numbers) was launched in 2000 and came with customizable Xpress-On covers. The iconic device also introduced the world to the smash-hit Snake II mobile game.

Nokia 1100

The dirt-cheap Nokia 1100 too is among the best-selling mobile phones of all time. This unbreakable phone sported a no-frills design and stellar battery life.The 1100 was launched in 2003 and had a built-in flashlight. It could hold 50 text messages and came with a cool-collection of ringtones.

Blackberry Pearl 8100

Blackberry’s handsets were the very definition of what a business-class communication device could be. The company in 2006 launched Pearl 8100 having a SureType keyboard and a trackball for precise navigation. It was also Blackberry’s first handset to offer a 1.3MP camera. Having a colour screen, the 8100 had the company’s renowned security features.

Nokia 6600

Launched in 2003, the quirky-looking Nokia 6600 was one of the earliest smartphones from Nokia. It ran Symbian OS and featured a VGA (0.3 MP) resolution rear-camera with video-call functionality. Having 6MB of internal memory (expandable externally), the phone had a 5-way joystick and a 2.16-inch TFT display.

Nokia N70

N70 was one of the first Nokia N series line up of smartphones, with dual camera, and contains 30 MB of internal storage memory. Back in 2005, 30 MB storage was considered quite a lot for a mobile phone.