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Believe it or not, life did exist before iPhones - and what's more, things were actually pretty good. Much simpler, yes, but often to our benefit.
Before Apple's first generation smartphone was introduced in 2007, we had dance mats, MSN and indie music, and the biggest stress many of us faced was trying to work out our top eight friends on MySpace.
But better still, arguably, were the phones. Sure, devices back then didn't have Siri, GPS or WhatsApp, but they did have some killer games and some even more amazing ringtones.
We asked LADbible readers to cast their minds back to these halcyon days, asking: "What was the best pre-iPhone era phone brand?"
What was the best pre-iPhone era phone brand?
- LADbible (@ladbible) November 15, 2020
It probably comes as no surprise that Nokia ended up coming out on top, taking a total of 43.8 percent of the 15,321 votes.
BlackBerry came in second place with 28.6 percent and Sony Ericsson in third with 22 percent, while Motorola trailed in last with just 5.6 percent.
Mind you, while Nokia came out victorious, people still had plenty of things to say about which model was best.
"Nokia 3330 would survive the apocalypse with full signal," one person commented.
Another said: "Should have just wrote 3310 as a voting option. Would have been a landslide."
Others gave a shoutout to the humble BlackBerry, with one writing: "I'm missing BBM days."
Another person else gave a nod to the iconic Motorola RAZR, which was a pretty big deal in the flip phone game when it was first launched in 2005.
But Finnish company Nokia is the tech giant that many of us hold dearest, having been the name to bring us many of our childhood favourites.
Along with the 3310, which was the world's bestselling phone at the point of its retirement in 2005, Nokia also gave us such handsets as the 5110 (yep, the one with the antenna), which was launched in 1998, and the angular 00s classic 7600, which came out in 2003.
Ah man, they really don't make 'em like they used to, do they?
Featured Image Credit: Flickr/Thomas Kohler
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