This piece of mobile history, from 2005, is described as a “multimedia smartphone,” and one of the first devices in a series of handsets. When it launched, it was notable because it apparently had the most built-in memory alongside its system memory. Well then. It also featured software that is nowhere near as ubiquitous as it once was, but that just goes to show how quickly things can take a turn.
This little guy, in its candybar form factor, feels tough as nails, and features a neat little sliding mechanism on the back that reveals the camera. When this company wasn’t churning out all-touch devices, it was known for creating extra tough handsets, and in particular this lineup was well regarded in the industry. I’m sure people would happily buy a device from this family if the company were to put out a new one. But it will never happen.
Here are some stats for you: 2-megapixel rear camera, TI OMAP 1720 ARM-926 220 MHz CPU, 32 MB of memory, and a screen with 176×208 pixels. No need to tell you the OS, because that would make it too easy. I’m not surprised if you have already figured this one out, as you always do. In addition, it also featured an FM radio, Bluetooth and Java games. AND JAVA GAMES. We’ve come a long way.
Last week’s Guess the Phone was the Sidekick 2.