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Oct 19, 2010

The Most Popular Phone in the World

Nokia has problems. Smartphone problems. Software problems. American problems. But to fully understand what's wrong, we've got to understand what's been right, or to put in another way, what's distracted Nokia. Meet the most popular phone in the world.

It has been said that more of the world's population has access to a cellphone than to a sanitary toilet. But of the planet's estimated 5 billion cellphone users, a privileged minority have smartphones; a paltry few, iPhones.

If you spend hours thumbing through pages of apps, scoffing at less-than-perfect software upgrades and grousing about screen resolution and pixel density, it's easy to forget that the very concept of a mobile phone is a miracle. It's a device that shrinks your day to day world into a single point, making you simultaneously accessible to and able to access nearly everyone you know, instantly and everywhere.

47 comments:

ProBlogger said...

Kinda makes you think, huh? The world has become a very small place, and with technology advancing at the rate it is, we're only going to get even smaller.

Savage Nugget said...

Ha i just traded one of those in a few months ago for a Samsung Intensity. :D

Kikino said...

I use my phone to talk..so that phone up there would work for me perfectly lol

Naj said...

never saw that one before.

Pandor42 said...

Green backscreen with black pixel text, practically the first reasonably sized cell phone.

anon1337 said...

It is incredible when you think of it like that, imagine the future.

razortek said...

the highlander! xD

Freebie Blogger said...

wow great post.

Colin B said...

Message failed to send. Saved as a draft.

FFFFFUUUUUUCK

The Greater Spartan said...

Lol text and calling only i mean no apps but oh well who cares though derp

Ishu said...

Right now I can mention 10 persons I know who have that phone xD

Totalitarian said...

My mom has that one. Battery lasts for like more than a week. Great phone

VanStino said...

Sad to see Nokia die like this.

newdaysofglory said...

with the cell phone and other techs soon the world will be at the tips of everyone in the world with no loss it time

LoneIslander said...

I need to get a new phone. Mine just broke today.

TS Hendrik said...

I don't own a cell phone but I do have a sanitary toilet.

OneFourSeven said...

I'd like to see a smartphone in every hand, personally. They're more useful than people think.

The Guru said...

I had one of those, was great for bangin nails in!

Ryan said...

siq post BRO

Dbankai said...

i had one of those phones. they sucked

rarglol said...

Nokia is terrible.

Mc Uncool said...

actually, a phone only needs:
1. snake
2.call ability

jaredkk said...

cool phone bro

Indie0987 said...

I still gotta flip phone. F yeah!

royevans said...

pretty interesting blog you got here.

iMonei said...

haha its the best one

roger said...

hahaha
i actually had one of these

wickoc said...

I had one of these back in the days http://www.letsgomobile.org/images/specs/0093/nokia_3330.jpg

Great phone. Did exactly what it's suppose to do :)

NeedlessToSay said...

I like my phone. It can call people.

TheCreepistMan said...

lol i wish i had one a while ago.

Scuba Steve said...

It seems like the world gets smaller and faster every day. I can't even imagine having a non-smartphone, internet access or hi speed transportation.

D-FENS said...

maybe the most used in the world but it would be hard to find someone using one in the us

D-FENS said...

maybe the most used in the world but it would be hard to find someone using one in the us

D-FENS said...

maybe the most used in the world but it would be hard to find someone using one in the us

D-FENS said...

maybe the most used in the world but it would be hard to find someone using one in the us

D-FENS said...

maybe the most used in the world but it would be hard to find someone using one in the us

HondaX said...

i had one...it was a good phone at that time

The Mad Man said...

I agree! Although I wish I had a smartphone...

amidoinitrite? said...

I had one of these back in the day

Randy Weezner said...

i used to have that trash nokia

HondaX said...

Nokia is the best!!!!!!

DrFresh said...

I cant hate on nokia, all but one of my phones have been nokias. They got me hooked back in the good ol days, before color displays.

Sage said...

Nokia are so old school use to play snake all the time on them :D

mirk said...

It's so plain, but so practical.

Barnacle said...

Doesnt look so high-tech ^^ but I dont want my phone to have too much apps and stuff

Donkote said...

the best thing about the older phones was the durability for me. i feel like iphones and blackberrys are so susceptible to breaking and I spend so much time trying to keep the screen clean or finding new apps that i don't even really need

derpfriedrice said...

I still see a lot of people using this phone and similar ones.

Its all about the business, phoning and texting ;D