Your first mobile phone - not as cool as you once thought
The mobile phone is now over 25 years old. Most of us paupers couldn't afford one until the mid-90s, but that's still a good 15 years' worth of pumping cancer into our minds and conducting covert extra-marital affairs.
Webdesigner Depot has put together a reasonably comprehensive history of the mobile phone, from the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X in 1983, through to the iPhone and beyond to the likes of the Walkman Phone Premier3. Not every handset is included, but rather "most popular phones and the phones that were "firsts" for a particular feature".
It's an enlightening ramble down silicon lane - aside from some non-descript Sony Ericsson model, the above is my history with handsets. How I loved my Nokia 5510 and its capacity to store a whopping 64 Mb of music, despite it looking like a housebrick; how proud I felt to be the first to own a Nokia 3510(i) with its colour screen. And how I swore at the Nokia 6400 for having all the handheld functionality of a cow's teat.
It's worth a trawl through this reasonably extensive archive of models and what they brought to the mobile party, if for no other reason than to remind yourself that however cool you think your current mobile is, history will disagree. So what was your first mobile, and when did you buy it? What was its killer feature way back then?