Setting the Bar
Ah nostalgia. Looking back, 2005 really was a different time. Australia had John Howard as its Prime Minister, Schapelle Corby had just been convicted in Bali, the A-League saw its inaugural season, the Cronulla Riots happened, England won The Ashes for the first time since 1987, and Wolf Creek was released in cinemas. And technology? While the world was yet to discover the wonder of smartphones – Apple released its first iPhone in 2007 – there was still plenty to be excited about in mobile technology.
This was a time when Nokia was king, when mobile phones were becoming increasingly smaller and more advanced, and 3G had only just become mainstream. For those who wanted something more, something a little more luxurious, there was the Nokia 8800. Then considered a luxury mobile phone, the Nokia 8800 had a premium feel, featuring a stainless steel case and a scratch-resistant screen. Utilising the Series 40 operating system, and featuring Bluetooth, a clear 262,000 colour screen, a speakerphone, and an integrated camera and video recorder, this was a phone that was pretty advanced for its time.
Buying the Nokia 8800
For fans of classic handsets, the Nokia 8800 is awesome. When it was released, it raised the bar in premium mobile technology. Gussied up in a very attractive handset, it offered a range of neat features that wowed the customers of its day. While the Nokia 8800 cannot compete with the smartphones of today, it’s still valuable for tech fans of the era. Looking to buy a Nokia 8800? eBay features an awesome range of mobile phones – including the classics – as well as essentials such as prepaid mobile phone recharge cards and mobile phone accessories.