Last month, we launched a new series where people tell about their most beloved Nokia phones ever. Smartphone photographer/author Patrick Walsh’s stories of Snake addiction on the Nokia 3210 and flying to New York just to get the Nokia N95 left us longing for more, so here comes episode 2. This time up, it’s one of Europe’s top Nokia fans, blogger and support guru Jim O’Brien, a man who’s owned a whopping 115 Nokia phones! Over to you, Jim.

 

The Nokia 7650 (2001)

Why did you get it?

It was awe inspiring, the first Nokia phone with a camera.

What did you love about it?

It set the pace for others. They tried to catch up, but they couldn’t. When other camera phones came on the market, I could still say I had the better phone.

What happened to it?

Today I still have that phone.

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The Nokia N92 (2005)

Why did you get it?

I just loved it.

What did you love about it?

The N92 is my pride and joy! The quirky design, the way you could fold it, etc. It was amazing… the speakers were also mind-blowing back then.

What happened to it?

I still have it, I will never sell it. I’ve been offered silly money for it and still say no thanks.

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The Nokia N81 8GB (2007)

Why did you get it?

It brought gaming to a new level on a mobile device.

What did you love about it?

It had outstanding design and the sound that came from the dual speakers was superb and it was just well built and looked great.

What happened to it?

I also still have it.

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The Nokia 3230 (2004)

Why did you get it?

It was great, like a little computer in those days.

What did you love about it?

The candy bar form factor, nice design. It felt solid and the keypad was great. I also loved the Navi key in the middle, which was very handy. Even with its MMC slot the phone did not hold much, but you could work around that.

What happened to it?

The one I have now isn’t the actual one I owned, but one I was delighted to receive from the Nokia Support Discussions forum. It’s just like new… not a mark on it.

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The Nokia Lumia 1020 (2013)

Why did you get it?

One word: Wow! This is the phone of the decade. I own all the Lumias and I keep asking if they can get any better, but they do. This is just a killer device.

What did you love about it?

It feels great in your hand, very solid. The yellow makes a statement, it’s fast and fluid. The weight of the 1020 is perfect, neither too heavy nor too light. I remember when I had the yellow 920 and people complained about weight, it’s not an issue here. This is the phone to have.

I was never a fan of photography, never liked using a separate camera. I’ve always preferred my Nokia devices and each time they get better. The 1020, like the 925, 920, 808, and of course all before these, have given others something to think about regarding mobile phone camera innovation. It just gets better and I love it. So, no, I don’t have a standalone camera, because my Nokia phone just does all a standalone camera can and more.

What happened to it?

Nothing happens to my devices! I keep them all LOL.

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Well, Jim loves a totally different bunch of devices than Patrick, which just goes to show that we pick our phones according to our personalities. We wonder which device will be the first one to get a second vote… stay tuned, and while waiting for the next episode, let us know which phones make your own personal list! Do any of the above have a special place in your heart?

Source- Anna Nokia Conversations

By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.