What mobile phones were 15 years ago
15 years ago in 2008, some popular mobile phones were the Nokia N95, the BlackBerry Bold, the Apple iPhone 3G, the HTC Dream (also known as the T-Mobile G1), and the Samsung Instinct.
The Nokia N95 was a smartphone released by Nokia in 2007. It was part of the Nseries line of smartphones and featured a 5-megapixel camera, GPS, Wi-Fi, and 3G connectivity. It also had a 2.6-inch display, a built-in media player, and support for expandable memory. The N95 was considered a high-end device at the time of its release and was well-received for its camera capabilities and advanced features.
The BlackBerry Bold was a line of smartphones developed by BlackBerry, formerly known as Research In Motion (RIM). The first model in the series, the 9000, was released in 2008. It featured a 480×320 resolution display, a full QWERTY keyboard, 2-megapixel camera, GPS, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity. It also had support for expandable memory and ran on BlackBerry OS. The BlackBerry Bold was known for its strong focus on messaging and email capabilities, and it was popular among business and enterprise users.
Apple iPhone 3G
The Apple iPhone 3G was the second generation of the iPhone, released on July 11, 2008. It featured 3G cellular network connectivity, GPS, and support for third-party applications through the App Store. It also had a 3.5-inch display and a 2-megapixel camera. The iPhone 3G was faster, had a better camera and was cheaper than its predecessor, which helped to boost its popularity. Additionally, the introduction of the App Store helped to establish the iPhone as a leading platform for mobile apps.
The Samsung Instinct was a touchscreen smartphone developed and manufactured by Samsung. It was first released in June 2008 by Sprint. The device ran on a Linux-based operating system and featured a 3.1-inch display, 2-megapixel camera, GPS, and support for Sprint’s 3G network. It also had a full QWERTY keyboard, which could be revealed by sliding the device open. The Instinct was marketed as a direct competitor to the iPhone and was one of the first touchscreen smartphones to be widely available in the U.S. market. It was also one of the first devices to feature Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface, which was designed to make the device more user-friendly.