I've been reviewing cell phones and other mobile products for over a decade. In that time I've put a great deal of gadgets through the ringer or have owned them outright. I've tested and played with everything from rudimentary feature phones to the most complex mobile computers money can buy.
I couldn't resist the urge to reminisces a little and recall all the phones that still hold a special place in my heart or thrill me currently. Here's a personal hit list of devices that have made a big impact on my life and the evolution of the cellular industry as well. So sit back and relax as I take you for a stroll down cell phone memory lane.
Let's begin my gathering of ultimate phones of all time at the beginning. You always remember your first, as the saying goes, and the Motorola StarTac was mine. In its time, way back in 1999, the digital version of the StarTac was the sexiest piece of mobile tech I could get my hands on. Indeed, the digital StarTac continued its lead created by the phone's analog predecessor as the most compact cellular gadget sold outside of Flex pagers. Sadly, I was a victim of the handset's legendary portability, since I lost it a short three months after the StarTac came into my life.