#10 – Motorola DynaTAC 8000X – We figured we’d kick off our list with the phone that kicked off the cellular world. This was the first ever hand held cellular phone, released in 1983, Zack Morris made this phone an icon.
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#9 – Nokia 5110 series – Nokia is still the worldwide leader in handsets sold. There was a time when they absolutely dominated the US market too. This line of phones was the first with removable faceplates, allowing for users to customize their phones.
#8 – HTC EVO 4G – This is the first ever 4G phone released. We’d probably rank this phone a lot higher on the list if 4G were more widely available.
#7 – Blackberry 6200 – Released in 2003, this Blackberry really did change the way we thought about what our phones could do. You could fax, surf the web, and check your e-mail all from one device.
#6 – T-Mobile G1 – Made by HTC, but branded as a T-Mobile phone, the G1 was the first ever Android phone. Considering that Android is now the most popular OS in the US, it’s important to recognize the phone that took the first step.
#5 – LG Chocolate – This is the phone that really put LG on the map here in the United Sates. Its music player wasn’t the first, but definitely popularized the feature on future phones.
#4 Motorola RAZR – Another Motorola phone, this is the 3rd best selling phone of all time with 130 million units moved worldwide. At the time, its super thin design was completely unique, and made it the “it” phone to have.
#3 – Motorola StarTAC – This was the first ever flip phone, modeled after Star Trek communicators. As far as design is concerned, it’s hard to think of a more influential phone ever made.
#2 – iPhone – The first iPhone that was released in 2007 was in a class of its own. Since then, virtually every phone has modeled itself after the iPhone in one way or another. This is the Godfather of modern smartphones everywhere.
#1 – Nokia 1100 – Simplicity is the name of the game with Nokia’s second offering on the list. Basic phones still dominate in emerging nations, helping the Nokia 1100 become the best selling phone of all time, selling 250 million units worldwide. Nokia’s billionth phone sold was an 1100, sold in Nigeria