I’m starting a new blog series where I dive into the early 2010’s and late 2000’s. I was getting ready to graduate, figuring out which college I would go to, and everything was such a simpler time. Today I’ll be looking at all of the different cell phones that ruled before everybody had an iPhone.
Nowadays, if somebody texts into a group chat and a green bubble, they are roasted for the rest of the day. What kind of 3rd world bullshit is that? Did you get your phone at Goodwill? Back in the day, everybody didn’t have an iPhone, and it was no big deal. Cell phone companies were trying some crazy different shit, hoping that their new phones would take off.
This was one of the last cell phones that were a flip phone. You became a master of using T9 Word. If you used ABC, you were a loser, and everybody knew the fastest way to text was using T9 Word. With the Razr, you could finally stream videos and even use the internet. You know how hard it was to try and navigate the internet with a shitty pad that would scroll at lightning speed, but nothing would load?
You thought you were fast with T9 Word; having a keyboard that slid out of nowhere was game-changing. The Sidekick was one of the first cell phones that blew people’s minds with a keyboard, but what if you add a touch screen? That was game-changing, and with touch screens not being responsive, having a keyboard was extremely helpful.
Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro
I had this phone in my junior year of high school. This phone claimed to be indestructible, and it wasn’t. I remember bragging about how it couldn’t be broken that it was waterproof, and a kid in class grabbed my phone from my desk, dropped it from 3 feet, and he bent down to pick it up, and the glass was completely shattered. Why didn’t I buy a normal phone and get an Otter Box?
I don’t remember my first touchscreen cell phone, but I’m sure it was an LG phone. Early touch screens were fucking horrible. Pocket dials never happen anymore, but in the 2010s, that shit was commonplace. You would be shitting on people, and whoops, your shitty touchscreen accidentally called somebody. I remember when I took my phone out, and I was on a random website, and I had no idea how I got there. You didn’t have endless apps. Instead, you had a media center, music, and V cast videos. I don’t remember what V cast videos even were.
I know that people love to be nostalgic and remember the good old times, but old cell phones sucked ass. You can do anything on a cell phone nowadays. You can never get bored with the thousands of hours of content that are on the internet now.