How many smartphones and PDAs have you owned? I really cannot begin to count mine…
Well, I started with the original Palm Pilot and went through various iterations up to a Palm T5 and including a Sony something or other and that gamer Palm thingy with two joysticks. Don't even remember how many Palm devices I owned altogether. My first Windows Mobile device was the HP H1910 and I went through several devices including a Fujitsu Loox (best WM device ever), several HP devices and other devices I can visualize but can't remember make or model. My last WM device was that loser of a smartphone from T-Mobile called the Wing. Let's see - the only Blackberry I ever used was a Curve something or other. That's the phone I had when I left T-Mobile for AT&T to get the iPhone 3G. With AT&T I've had iPhones 3G, 4, 4S, HTC Aria, HTC Inspire 4G, the horrid SE Xperia X10, the LG Phoenix (almost as horrid as the X10) and now the outstanding Samsung Galaxy S3. Since I can't remember how many Palm or Pocket PC/Windows Mobile devices I owned, can't give a full count. But you get the idea - way too many!!
Can't wait until Gavin weighs in! :-)
I have about 27+ devices (for some I have 2) including devices from Apple, HTC, Nokia, Samsung, Sony, Psion, HP and running WebOS, IOS, Windows Mobile, Symbian (from 2000 onwards), EPOC and Android. I have included my tablets in this as well ;-)
Hmmm not sure , started Palm m505, one week later upgraded to m515, then T3, and then maybe a new device averaging one a year :)
• 2 x Sharp IQ (top model - 128KB RAM!)• Palm Pilot Professional (top model - 2Mb RAM!)• Palm V• Sony Clie• Palm T5• Casio Z-7000• HTC Touch 2• Palm Centro• HTC HD2• HTC ChaCha (current)• Nexus 7 (current) not technically a PDA, but still fulfilling many of that function.
So 11 to 12. Excepting the Sharp Z-7000, the chronology is correct. I have no idea when I picked that one up, but it wasn't current (or close to it) at the time.
1 x Handspring Visor (2 years - great device)3 x Sony Clie (three years - just brilliant)2 x Palm Treo (daily driver for years - superb)2 x Compaq iPaq (owned for 1 year, used for 1 week - the Compaq ones were nice, HP not so much)1 x Dell Axim X50v (owned for 2 weeks - horrible beyond words)1 x Orange SPV (owned for 1 week - terrible piece of rubbish)1 x HTC Tytn (owned for 3 weeks - I destroyed it with relish)2 x Nokia Symbian (owned for 1 year - worst phones ever, can't believe I bought too)1 x Blackberry Bold 9000 (owned for 1 year - loved it, but missed the Palm Apps)1 x Orange San Francisco/ZTE Blade (owned for 1 year - too slow)1 x Sony-Ericsson Xperia (3 days - solid metal Windows Mobile handset witha keyboard. But still rubbish. Just didn't work)1 x HTC Desire Z (owned for 1 week - liked it quite a bit, but by this time the iPhone had grabbed me more)1 x Samsung Galaxy SII (owned for 1 week - free upgrade which went straight on eBay) 4 x Apple iPhone (last three years - includes the one arriving today)
That's 22 devices in 14 years. I still own just one - an old Treo 650 from 2005. The rest were sold, apart from the Tytn, which I smashed to pieces in a fit of insane rage. I can see a trend in the data, here: simple, fast and uncomplicated devices stick around for longer. The Palm devices laster a long time whilst the Windows Mobile ones were ditched as fast as possible. The iPhones are used all the time, whilst the Android handsets were sold on within days.
Gavin no-one believes you ;op
I've not had many myself. Started off with a Loox 720, but back then the technology was stagnant and so I never bothered upgrading it, and eventually stopped using it altogether.
Thankfully the iPhone revitalised the market. I was given an iPod Touch and loved the hardware but hated the restrictions, and so I sold that and bought an HTC Touch HD (which was still lacking technology-wise) and then an HD2, which lasted me (once Androidified) until I got my S3.
I had a list somewhere, but I can't find it now. I had at least 30 Palm devices and variants. Then there was Casio, Sharp, Pocket PC, Avigo, Fuga, Da Vinci, HP, Newton, Blackberry, and now iOS. I don't think I can count them all either, but somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 or more.
2 Palms, a Sony, a Treo, and 2 iPhones, soon to be 3 iPhones. Looking at the lists from some people, mine is tiny. Not sure whether that makes me feel better or worse.
I forgot Psion in my list too.
Not many compared to most of you.
Started out with an Atari PortfolioPsion mx5Pocket Loox 410 (or possible 420)Palm m105Palm Treo 650Palm Treo 680HTC S710Palm CentroiPhone 3GiPhone 4
Okay according to my mathematics, in the last 10 years since I started with the palm m505, I have had around 15-20 devices. It seriously is not that many, maybe less than 15.
M100, Palm IIIc, Clié NX70v, Clié TH-55 (still the best and running - if only iOS or Android could make that Organizer again :-)), Archos5it, SanFran.
Still waiting for the best tablet with an affordable price (Note :-)
"It seriously is not that many, maybe less than 15."
OK, Gavin. Now count the number of cases....
That's easy as I kept count over the years. As of today's date, I have had 692 cases.