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Guess the Phone: The Beginning Of A Great Smartphone Lineup

by Brandon Russell | April 19, 2014April 19, 2014 12:00 pm PST

This company was at one point acting in partnership with a competing company, beginning in 2001, but that eventually ended following a full acquisition. The partnership didn’t produce the most groundbreaking devices, but smartphones from this company today have quietly evolved into some of the best around. There are a few big flagships out currently, but many people consider the latest device from this company to be the best available.

When this handset came out, folks lauded its great display and user-friendly design. It also came equipped with a healthy dose of features, and offered slick performance when Android was still quietly finding its feet. You might not have run out to get this when Samsung was beginning to come into its own, but it was a nice alternative in the Android market, especially when the iPhone was still at the height of its powers.

This device was decidedly high-end when it first came out, and featured a whopping 8.1-megapixel camera when it came out all the way back in 2010. It was the first handset between the partnership to run Android, and was eventually upgraded to Eclair (Eclair!). Android has come pretty far since then, that’s for sure. This handset was a little more difficult to snap photos of because it’s so identifiable, but I can probably post up blank pictures and you guys would still guess it.

Last week’s Guess the Device was Apple’s iSight webcam.

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.