Phone Timeline

A walk–thru of the phones I’ve owned over the years. It’s interesting to see how the devices themselves have changed over time.

2009 — Samsung® Omnia i910

In 2009 I decided to take the plunge and get a smartphone. No longer would I be carrying around a phone and my Palm Pilot. I was using Microsoft® Outlook for my mail on my desktop so I chose to go with a Windows® based phone since I’d be able to sync my mail, contacts and calendar seamlessly. The phone came with a stylus which was pretty much required when using the touchscreen, partly due to it’s technology and even more due to the UI design of Windows® Mobile.

My phone had now become more that just for making calls. It was incredibly convenient to only have a single device to organize my day, make a call or even look something up online.


Specifications -

Device Type Smartphone
OS Windows Mobile Professional (6.1)
Form Factor Candybar
Dimensions 4.41 x 2.24 x 0.52 inches (112 x 57 x 13 mm)
Weight 4.34 oz (123 g)
Features Stylus
Keys Right: Volume rocker, Camera shutter
Physical Size 3.2 inches
Resolution 240 x 400 pixels
Pixel Density 146 ppi
Technology TFT
Screen–to–body Ratio 45.73%
Colors 65,536
Touchscreen Resistive
Camera 5 megapixels
Flash LED
Hardware Features Autofocus
Software Features Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom
Shooting Modes Panorama
Camcorder Yes
System Memory 0.1 GB RAM / 256 MB ROM
Built-in storage 8 GB
Storage Expansion microSD, microSDHC
Capacity 1440 mAh
Type User replaceable, Li–Ion
Talk Time 5.50 hours
Stand-by Time 12.5 days (300 hours)
Screen Mirroring TV–out
Music Player
Supported Formats MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, AMR, OGG
Video Playback
Supported Formats MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, XviD, WMV, 3G2, RealVideo
Radio FM, RDS
Internet Browsing
Browser Opera 9.5 Browser
CDMA 800, 1900 MHz
2G Data EV–DO Rev.A
Phone features
Sensors Accelerometer
Notifications Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
Phonebook Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
Organizer Calculator, Notes, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Alarm, To–Do, Calendar
Messaging SMS, Predictive text input, MMS
E-mail IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Push e–mail
Instant Messaging AIM, Yahoo!
Games Yes
Hearing Aid Compatibility M4
Other features Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Bluetooth 2.0, EDR
Profiles/Protocols Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), File Transfer (FTP), Object Push (OPP), Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP), Basic Printing (BPP), Human Interface Device (HID), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Basic Imaging (BIP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol (BNEP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g
Charging Connector Proprietary
Positioning GPS
Other Computer sync