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  1. myrandex's Avatar
    Ohhh I had so many of those devices. Motorola MPX200, MPX220, Cingular 8125 (HTC Wizard), Cingular 8515 I think (TyTN), ATT Tilt (TyTN II Kaiser), and an HTC Touch Pro 2. Man that Touch Pro 2 was the absolute king of physical keyboards. I would gladly pay an extra $100 to get that thing frankensteined onto my Lumia 920. If HTC released an 8 Pro with global GSM and LTE in the US I just might leave Nokia (since they refuse to make physical high end Lumias with keyboards).


    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    08-01-2013 10:06 PM
  2. bmetelsky's Avatar
    I had the MPX200, 220, then the HTC "Star Trek". Great phones for their time!
    08-01-2013 10:14 PM
  3. ParoleGA's Avatar
    I just found my HTC touch diamond in a drawer yesterday, and connected it to a charger. Booted up like a champ, and even loaded WPC. If I could get that functionality with modern hardware and a streamlined interface, I'd be a happy man.

    Last edited by ParoleGA; 08-02-2013 at 06:49 AM.
    08-01-2013 10:40 PM
  4. bilzkh's Avatar
    File Management! We need that back... heck, Microsoft should consider bringing the capabilities/options available in Windows RT to Windows Phone, that would be awesome.
    ParoleGA and NTUser like this.
    08-02-2013 09:08 PM
  5. quantum tao's Avatar
    my first windows phone was a t-mobile sda, it had a cool little extending stylus.
    08-03-2013 12:23 AM
  6. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    For some reason I never considered Windows Mobile. I used Symbian and BlackBerry during Windows Mobile's heyday.

    My only recollection of Windows Mobile is the Samsung Jack commercial with Ozzy Osbourne.

    RJ Priest likes this.
    08-03-2013 12:53 AM
  7. azcruz's Avatar
    This is one of those that I owned. Versions 1 and 2.

    It was released exclusively in the Philippines by Smart Communications as the Smart Amazing Phone. I called it 'Not so Smart, not so Amazing phone.'

    Sent from my Windows Phone 8S by HTC using Tapatalk
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    08-03-2013 01:57 AM
  8. Chregu's Avatar
    This is one of those that I owned. Versions 1 and 2.

    It was released exclusively in the Philippines by Smart Communications as the Smart Amazing Phone. I called it 'Not so Smart, not so Amazing phone.'
    I had those too (from Orange) and many other, later variants of it. Personally I loved them ;-)


    Look, I found this picture in the internet:


    Except of the last one I owned all of them. And also the C550 with dedicated music buttons.
    ms_geo and Laura Knotek like this.
    08-06-2013 06:32 AM
  9. myrandex's Avatar
    All those smaller phones accepting full size SD and regular SIM cards. Yet the Lumia 1520 had to move to nanosim. Ah well it was done for progress I'm sure. I still wish we had some phones with the hardware keyboard like the Touch Pro 2 coming out in WP land.

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 920 using Tapatalk
    03-24-2014 07:55 AM
  10. muneshyne21's Avatar
    I was a proud owner of a Samsung Omnia II with Windows Mobile 6.5. Touch Wiz suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucked! SBP Mobile shell was a savior. It had a 5mp camera and panoramic shot a good year before the iphone did. Free wifi tethering when Verizon was still unlimited data was awesome. MicroSDcard filled with music and a movie or two. Towards the end of my contract I eventually flashed an iPhone like shell on to it for simplicity sake and to deliberately show off its capabilities with iPhone users. Most of them couldn't understand why THEIR iPhone couldn't do those things.
    MSFTisMIA likes this.
    03-24-2014 08:56 PM
  11. penumbrae's Avatar
    I work with 2 Motorola mc75 with windows 6.1 & 6.5 respectively. :)
    03-24-2014 09:07 PM
  12. soundscan9800's Avatar
    Last edited by soundscan9800; 09-28-2014 at 08:44 AM.
    03-24-2014 09:08 PM
  13. SSgt Bruskowiz's Avatar
    I had a HTC P3300 ( Artemis ), i loved it..........but it wasnt BUT proof.
    I sat on it :-/
    With a tweak cabfile you could even have a bigger microSD in it ( normal 2 GB, with the tweak 8 GB ).
    That was only six or seven years ago
    Think of what it has become and what it will be over the same period of time.
    03-28-2014 08:37 PM
  14. travis_valkyrie's Avatar
    I think I had an I-mate P5i, then Okta touch.
    03-28-2014 11:08 PM
  15. LCW's Avatar
    Had a Cingular 8525... My first smartphone (had Nokias and Startacs before that). Thick beast!! I kinda miss it... It was a powerhouse in its day. MicroSD card slot, stylus, clickable thumb wheel, camera button, backlit keyboard, wifi, notification LEDs, email and browser quick keys... Other than being a brick it was awesome. If only MS had seen the iPhone revolution coming and adapted right away instead of fighting it...

    04-09-2014 08:30 PM
  16. muneshyne21's Avatar
    Found my Omnia II and charged it up. Fell in love with it all over again. If it just had more ram and a better cpu... In my later days with it, I flashed an iphone-like layout to minimize ram usage and complexity. It was better than SBP mobile shell and a night and day difference from touchwiz. IT asked me if I wanted to activate it. I was tempted...

    What was soooooo funny at the time was when friends would ask me why THEIR iPhones took crappier pictures, couldnt do panorama or actions shots, couldnt tether data, had crappy reception, didnt come with a built in stylus, had crappier speakers (WOW HD sound was ridiculous on this device), had a smaller non-amoled screen...etc...
    06-17-2014 07:56 PM
  17. tgp's Avatar
    I nearly forgot about one of my favorite features of WM; very simple USB tethering. There was an app in the Marketplace called Internet Sharing or Internet Connection Sharing (IIRC). I would activate the app and plug the USB cable into a PC. Like magic, the PC was online! I didn't have to do a single thing to the computer, except I believe the device drivers had to be installed. There was no installing tethering software or turning anything on. It really was that simple.
    muneshyne21 likes this.
    06-17-2014 08:06 PM
  18. muneshyne21's Avatar
    Plus cell companies were charging for tethering back then. WM was the original Android in that the open source community created apps that worked around that. I think I used Wifi Tether or something. Worked like a charm. It was great since data was unlimited too.
    06-17-2014 08:10 PM
  19. tgp's Avatar
    It was great since data was unlimited too.
    Yes it was, but it was also slow. I remember being elated when Verizon upgraded from 1x to EVDO! A continuous connection might have gotten you a gig or two a month...
    muneshyne21 likes this.
    06-17-2014 08:19 PM
  20. trwrt's Avatar
    I had a Palm Treo Pro too. Great phone. I got really good at tapping with my thumbnail so I didn't have to use the stylus. Even the smallest UI elements were a cinch after a while, and it allowed you to put so much more stuff on the screen compared to today's fat-finger interfaces. And God, do I miss having a D-pad...
    muneshyne21 likes this.
    06-17-2014 10:51 PM
  21. muneshyne21's Avatar
    One thing I really miss is the physical call and end buttons for the phone. It really made a smartphone feel like a phone instead of a little computer with phone capabilities.
    06-17-2014 11:56 PM
  22. jargonz's Avatar
    I've owned 7 Windows Mobile (previously called Pocket PC) devices since the year 2000. My devices and the year I bought them were as follows:

    • 2000: Compaq iPAQ H3630
    • 2002: Compaq iPAQ H3870
    • 2003: O2 XDA II (HTC Himalaya)
    • 2005: O2 XDA IIs (HTC Blue Angel)
    • 2006: O2 XDA Exec (HTC Universal)
    • 2008: HTC Touch Pro
    • 2009: HTC Touch Pro2
    06-18-2014 12:05 AM
  23. dkediger's Avatar
    Moto Q9C. Non-touch, but the key/scroll nav worked pretty well.

    And that Metallic Lime Green! Ahead of its time......

    06-18-2014 09:10 AM
  24. lawalhu's Avatar
    Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 is a good windows mobile phone. The keyboard is excellent as it has most of the features of a PC. Control+A highlights a doc; control +c copies; control+v pastes; control+x cuts etc. The predictive text feature is excellent. In fact, I was a little bit disappointed when windows phone 7 came without most of the excellent features of its supposed predecessor. And despite all the noise about its being the what Microsoft was all along planning for out was jettisoned in a little over a year after it's debut. It was actually a terrible mistake that eroded the confidence of a number of Microsoft's phone about the reliably of the platform. Gladly, Microsoft has now fulfilled it's promise of upgrading windows phone 8 to windows phone 8.1. This indeed was a confidence building strategy. It's only hoped that the company would relentlessly continue to work towards making windows phone a dream phone.
    06-18-2014 02:47 PM
  25. Pacus1x's Avatar
    My last WM phone is the Samsung i907 and is still working... back then Samsung was kind of cool for me, before the flood of Galaxy series. The phone came with WM 6.1 but i was able to install WM 6.5


    I installed a icon based menu, the original WM menu was uncomfortable for me.

    Pros: Very sturdy phone like a brick, good battery life, call quality good, micro SD slot. Ok performance.

    Cons: The resistive screen is almost useless even with the pen, the WiFi range was mediocre, kind of ugly design. The camera barely usable.
    06-18-2014 06:37 PM
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