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Guess the Phone: Back When Devices Were Built Like Tanks

by Brandon Russell | October 18, 2014October 18, 2014 12:00 pm PST

Back in its heyday, this company could put out potting soil and it would still sell like hot cakes. When this device was announced, it was the most advanced phone the company had ever launched, running a now-defunct OS the mobile world absolutely adored. You think this phone looks weird now, but boy was it popular when it was released.

Just look at some of the features: VGA camera, video recorder, Bluetooth, 6MB of internal memory, with a lot for additional user memory, 104MHz CPU, and a nifty 5-way joystick for navigation. And, of course, the thing was built like a tank, which was a staple of this company’s design back in the day.

I never had the pleasure of owning one of these devices when it first came out, and it doesn’t look like our unit works any longer. Pity. I can’t even imagine trying to learn a phone like this when we have such powerful devices today. But that sounds like a challenge for another day. 6MB of internal storage? Wow.

I would love to see what the pictures from this device look like.

Last week’s Guess the Device was the Nexus 7 (2013).


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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