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28 Apr, 2023
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From the first ever prototype of an Android phone, through Nokia's super small smartphone, to unreleased cosmic Nokia 7700.

Alvin started a thread with the first ever prototype of an Android phone, codenamed "Sooner". He wrote that the prototype had 64 MB RAM, a 320x240 screen, a 1.3 MP camera, and a 960 mAh battery.

Have you ever seen it before?

What about a Sony Ericsson's Xperia VAIO smartphone that was initially planned to be released back in 2010? In 4 years later the VAIO brand was acquired. As Alvin wrote the prototype ran Android 2.1 Eclair, had a 5.5" display.

Look at this hinged slide-out QWERTY Keyboard!

And a Nokia Ion Mini? It was supposed to be Nokia's super small smartphone that runs Android 4.3, made between 2013 and 2014.

The one with a unique design and bright colors. That was Project Gem, Essential's cancelled phone. It ran Snapdragon 730, had a fingerprint walkie-talkie mode, and ran a modified Android OS.

The unreleased Nokia 7700 was supposed to be launched in mid-2004, but then cancelled due to unknown reasons. Alvin wrote that according to some theories, the reason was unattractive and bulky design.

Find more unique and retro phones in a thread created by Alvin: