A history of my phones: 2000-2008

A history of my phones: 2000-2008

With the launch of the Jesus phone iPhone locally, I thought it would be a nice time to take a look back at all the mobile phones I’ve owned…and also see how far phones have come. Siemens S25 My first ever mobile phone, it was really advanced in in its time, featuring 8-colour screen at a time when most phone displays were still monochrome! Very sturdy and had much better reception than most other phones available at that time. Got it for FREE too with my first 2-year contract with Starhub in 2000. Siemens SL45i The black-and-orange was a step down from the S25, but it was the first ever mobile phone to feature actual MP3 playback! Yes, play MP3s! The included (proprietary) headphones sounded pretty good too. Bought it with my second ever paycheck in...

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Keeping the Palm spirit alive

Keeping the Palm spirit alive

While I’m still an avid Palm user ( I presently use the Palm Centro phone), it saddens me to see that the pace of software development for Palm OS devices has slowed down dramatically in just a few years. It’s also annoying that recently available iPhone applications appear to be more attractively priced than most Palm OS applications :p So it was nice to see efforts like MobileHeist coming along Even more exciting though is the beautiful form factor for the leaked and soon-to-be-released Treo Pro Yes, it’s Windows Mobile – something I’m not planning to switch to. But if Palm’s next new Palm OS phone looks anything like this, it just might stave me off the iPhone for a while...

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