Special Report

The Most Popular Phones of All Time

26. 9000i Communicator
> Manufacturer: Nokia
> Release year: 1997

The Nokia 9000i Communicator was one of the first phones that combined email, web browsing, fax, word processing, and spreadsheet capabilities in one cellular device.

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

27. 3210
> Manufacturer: Nokia
> Release year: 1999

Long battery life, durability, and pre-installed cell phone games were a few reasons for the Nokia 3210’s success. The phone became the third best-selling phone in history.

28. 3310
> Manufacturer: Nokia
> Release year: 2000

The 3310 was one of several budget phones manufactured by Nokia. The phone’s simple features and affordability made it one of the best-selling cellular devices in history.

Source: Courtesy of Samsung

29. Uproar
> Manufacturer: Samsung
> Release year: 2001

The first cell phone with MP3 capabilities, the Samsung Uproar could hold about an hour of music.

30. Sanyo SCP-5300
> Manufacturer: Sprint
> Release year: 2002

The Sanyo SCP-5300 was the first cell phone to combine a built-in camera that had a 0.3-megapixel capability. By comparison, the latest iPhone has a 12-megapixel capability.

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