I was about 15 when I got my first mobile phone and since then until April 1st 2009 the only phones I have owned have been Ericsson/Sony Ericsson phones. In a way, I’m a little bit proud of that fact, whilst others were playing snake on there Nokia’s and having the ringtone that Dom Jolly used in Trigger Happy TV for his giant phone I was happily composing ringtones (with the help of guides from the internet) and… that was it, I don’t think my first phone had a game on it. This Phone was the
A beast of a phone, look at it… it’s huge! but it was my first… and second phone as I lost the first in a history class. It wasn’t a bad phone (in those days) but was hard to carry around… especially with an aerial that big. Funny thing is, I still have this phone taking up a drawer.
So I had that phone for a few years, at this stage I couldn’t care less what new phone came out, I just wanted to phone and text and that was it. Then when it came to finally upgrade I chose the…
This was a special version as it was a special edition Tomb Raider version, which meant it came with a free Tomb Raider PC game and tomb raider images stored on the phone. Apart from that the phone was like any other, from the outside there is no difference. I did love this phone, it had its own version of defender, tetris and breakout. This phone I had for ages and pretty much wore it out. I think I still have this phone somewhere… still have the tomb raider game! (it wasn’t very good)
Sony Ericsson Z600
WOW! This one folded in half, and had two screens, the big main one and one on the front flip which showed the time and who was phoning you… really useful! AND! my first colour screen phone! ALSO! my first phone with a camera! Oh the possibilities that this phone brought, what extra fun you could have, I forgot to mention that this also had WAP access (which cost a lot to access) A big step up for me, and I enjoyed it, I was starting to get the best phone I could get when it became time for me to upgrade my phone and I am really glad I chose this it was a very good phone up until the day I turned it on and it wiped itself, lost all sounds, and the screen resembled Windows 3.1. I wish I could say I was joking but I’m not. Still a great phone
Sony Ericsson K700i
The smallest phone I ever owned. This could take video’s and it was good, nothing majorly special it worked and had a cool aluminium back to it.
Sony Ericsson w810
Probably the best of the lot, This phone never ever let me down and I loved it until I wore the battery down. I only got this because the carrier I was getting it off was offering a free Sony PSP if I took out a £35 a month contract… so I signed up as I really wanted a PSP… turned out I had to get an older phone as this had only just come out. So I just left with the phone, and swore at the rip off and fake advertising poster they had in the window. But I got a great phone out of it… and a few months later I got a PSP… then sold it again for a Wii… what comes around gets traded for something better (I want a PSP again btw… I miss it)
Sony Ericsson k850i
So here we are, the latest of my Sony Ericsson phones and what will be my last. I chose this over a Nokia N95 after I read bad reviews of that phone, kinda wished I had ignored them now as this phone was ok for a few months but those tiny buttons were very hard to get used to and the 3 touch sensitive buttons just below the screen always get pressed by your cheek whilst you in a call… very annoying! Also the plastic above and below the screen is held on by touble sided sticky tape/plastic…. trust me, I’ve seen it as they have fallen off many times leaving glue everwhere (especilly on the screen) and the battery died very quickly so it needs charging every couple of daysw which drives me mad as it doesn’t seem to matter if I use the phone or not. I will be glad to see the back of it.
So what am I getting to replace and end the era of Ericssons…
The iPhone of course!
And I can’t wait