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.

2007 — LG® VX8700

The biggest reason to switch to this phone was the design. I liked the brushed metal case and the outside display was rotated which gave the front of the phone a completely different look. The camera in this phone was bumped up slightly to 2.0 megapixels. The flat keypad certainly took some getting used to however.

Not only could you download new ringtones but you could also select a specfic one for a contact so you knew which number was calling without looking at your phone.


Specifications -

Form Factor Clamshell
Dimensions 3.82 x 1.95 x 0.54 inches (97 x 49.5 x 14 mm)
Weight 3.77 oz (107 g)
Features Numeric keypad, Soft keys (2)
Keys Left: Volume rocker, Voice commands; Right: Camera shutter
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Technology TFT
Colors 262,144
Additional Display Color, TFT
Resolution 48 x 160 pixels
Colors 65,536
Camera 2 megapixels
Software Features Digital zoom, Self–timer
Shooting Modes Effects
Camcorder 320 x 240 (QVGA)
Built-in storage 0.045 GB
Storage Expansion microSD
Capacity 800 mAh
Type User replaceable, Li–Ion
Talk Time 3.33 hours
Stand-by Time 10 days (240 hours)
Music Player
Supported Formats MP3, WMA
Video Playback
Supported Formats MPEG4, 3GP, 3G2
Internet Browsing
Supports WAP 2.0
CDMA 800, 1900 MHz
2G Data EV–DO
Phone features
Notifications Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
Phonebook 1000 entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
Organizer Tip calculator, Alarm, To–Do, Calendar
Messaging SMS, Predictive text input, MMS
E-mail Yes
Instant Messaging Web based
Games BREW downloadable
Other features Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Bluetooth 1.2
Profiles/Protocols Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Object Push (OPP), Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Application (SDAP), Basic Printing (BPP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Basic Imaging (BIP)
Charging Connector Proprietary
Positioning GPS