Here is a list of iconic phones, which once dominated the phone market. But after Apple introduced the iPhone in 2007, the smartphone industry changed forever.
Motorola Razr: n 2004, Motorola introduced the Razr V3 cellular phone, which was an ultraslim, metal-clad, quad-band flip phone. Measuring 13.9mm thin, the phone used aircraft-grade aluminium to achieve several design and engineering innovations. The original Razr is the best-selling clamshell phone ever.
Nokia E90 Communicator: There was a time when Nokia ruled the roost in the mobile phone market and in the first half of 2007, that is before the Apple iPhone made its arrival, it was the phone to flaunt.
Nokia N-gage: The phone meets gaming. Though the device could not meet with the high sales figures of other Nokia devices, it find a mention on our list because of its innovativeness and this phone did have a dedicated following.
Sony Ericsson W600i: This bright orange phone was definitely a headturner at it time. It not only had a swivel design but also carried the stamp of Sony's legenday Walkman. It also included gaming features.
Nokia 6600: This phone may seem to be a little Nokia heavy, but then before the Apple iPhone came along, it was Nokia that reigned over the mobile phone market. Owning a 6600 was considered to be a style statement.
Nokia 3310: This phone seems to be the default first phone for many users who purchased their first mobile in the early 2000s. Immensely popular with legendary sturdiness, we know of people who still own and use their 3310, more than a decade after their first bought it.
Motorola StarTac: On January 3, 1996, the company introduced StarTAC - then the world's lightest, smallest and first wearable phone. It was a flip mobile phone manufactured by Motorola. The StarTAC was the successor of the MicroTAC, a semi-clamshell design that had been launched in 1989. One of the key features of the Motorola StarTAC was SMS text messages.
BlackBerry Pearl 8100: Much like Nokia BlackBerry had also seen better days and the BlackBerry Peral shone on Research In Motion's crown. The phone was aimed towards both business users and consumers.
Sony Ericsson K300: Users swore by its sound quality and it also had the looks for added advantage. The second Sony Ericssion phone on our list.
HTC Touch: Had the Apple iPhone not launched close to the HTC Touch's release, the phone would have had better sales figures to boast of. The Windows Mobile 6-powered phone could distinguish between a stylus and a finger.