Jon Quach visited TechnoBuffalo’s Irvine office this week, and he brought with him the device you see above. You probably guessed it already, because you’re good like that. But even though it’s easy doesn’t make it any less fun to guess. For one, this device effectively propelled the company that made it into the top tier of OEMs—it also helped spark one of the biggest trials in history.
Today, the company is one of the most popular smartphone competitors around, partly because of how many devices it churns out each year, but also because it makes one hell of a flagship. Handling this device, I’m actually quite impressed with how sturdy it is compared to other handsets this company makes. The textured rear shell is quite nice, and the device feels dense; it doesn’t flex or feel at all flimsy, like it can certainly handle some tough love. As the pictures reveal, it doesn’t look too worse for the wear despite it being beyond ancient by today’s standards.
If you’re a big fan of this platform, chances are this device was your entry point. I wouldn’t be surprised if you still owned it because of sentimental reasons. In the grand scheme of things, this is definitely one of the more important devices we’ve seen, and set the stage for much more to come down the road for this company. You probably have a device in your pocket right now that’s in the same prestiges family.
Last week’s Guess the Phone was the LG Lucid 2.