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.

2005 — Motorola® V710

Would you look at that? Another clamshell phone! This was my first phone with a camera, not that you could really get great pictures from it’s 1.2 MP lens. Still this phone brought with it not just the camera but a bigger, full– color outside display, bluetooth and would accept a TransFlash memory card. It was technically capable of web browsing but I don’t think I ever even tried given such a tiny little screen.


Specifications -

Form Factor Clamshell
Dimensions 3.71 x 1.95 x 0.92 inches (94 x 49 x 23 mm)
Weight 4.40 oz (124 g)
Features Numeric keypad, Soft keys (2)
Keys Left: Volume rocker, Speakerphone; Right: Camera shutter, Voice commands
Resolution 176 x 220 pixels
Technology TFT
Colors 262,144
Additional Display Color, STN
Resolution 96 x 64 pixels
Colors 4096
Camera 1.2 megapixels
Flash Yes
Software Features Digital zoom, Self–timer
Settings Exposure compensation, White balance presets
Shooting Modes Night mode
Camcorder Yes
Built-in storage 0.01 GB
Storage Expansion TransFlash
Capacity 700 mAh
Type User replaceable, Li–Ion
Talk Time 3 hours
Stand-by Time 6.9 days (165 hours)
Music Player
Supported Formats MP3, MIDI
Video Playback
Supported Formats MPEG4, H.263
Radio FM
Headphones Connector 2.5mm
Internet Browsing
Supports WAP 2.0
CDMA 800, 1900 MHz
AMPS 800 MHz
Phone features
Notifications Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (64 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
Phonebook 500 entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
Organizer Alarm, To-Do, Calculator, Currency converter
Messaging SMS, MMS, Predictive text input (iTAP)
Instant Messaging Yes
BREW 2.1
Games BREW downloadable
Other features Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Profiles/Protocols Dial–up networking (DUN), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP)
Positioning A–GPS
Other Computer sync, SyncML