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Topic # 182501 18-Oct-2015 18:48
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I am 99% sure that about 10 years ago, I walked into the local telecom store and they had a CDMA flip phone for sale which was about the size of a matchbox.

Does anyone remember the make/model?




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  Reply # 1408759 18-Oct-2015 19:04
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Yes! I think the brand name is Panasonic?





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  Reply # 1408763 18-Oct-2015 19:07
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Panasonic A100?







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  Reply # 1408783 18-Oct-2015 19:37
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Nah I dont think thats it - pretty sure it was a sliver flip phone, very long and slim looking, where as the panasonic has a fat or wide appearance




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  Reply # 1408785 18-Oct-2015 19:46
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Motorola startac? But that was 15 years ago :)

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  Reply # 1408802 18-Oct-2015 20:21
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There was a couple of samsung phones with the sweet blue back lit screen that I was selling way back in the day

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  Reply # 1408872 18-Oct-2015 21:30
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The phone I assume you are thinking of is a Samsung. For the life of me, I can't remember the model number but it was red with a little rose on it. It was very expensive as it came with a second battery and a separate battery charger. It's bugging me now as to the model.

PS. They did have a smaller handset on TDMA (025). It was a Motorola flip phone (smaller than a Star Tac) which also cost a small fortune. Again time seems to have erased the model number from me :-(

EDIT: Me thinks it was the Samsung A400

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  Reply # 1408882 18-Oct-2015 21:59
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Wasn't their a CDMA version of the Ericsson T10.

I really loved my T28 and T39

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  Reply # 1408920 18-Oct-2015 23:03
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nitrotech: Wasn't their a CDMA version of the Ericsson T10.

I really loved my T28 and T39


On TDMA there was the Ericsson AF778 (I used to have one. Very nice phone in its day). It's all coming back to me now. lol

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  Reply # 1408925 18-Oct-2015 23:16
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red_xsi: There was a couple of samsung phones with the sweet blue back lit screen that I was selling way back in the day


That's the one that springs to my mind. It has a multi colour notification LED too. 

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  Reply # 1408958 19-Oct-2015 08:01
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HotDogBreath: The phone I assume you are thinking of is a Samsung. For the life of me, I can't remember the model number but it was red with a little rose on it. It was very expensive as it came with a second battery and a separate battery charger. It's bugging me now as to the model.

PS. They did have a smaller handset on TDMA (025). It was a Motorola flip phone (smaller than a Star Tac) which also cost a small fortune. Again time seems to have erased the model number from me :-(

EDIT: Me thinks it was the Samsung A400


Samsung W531??  It was a small dual CDMA / GSM flip phone.  Still got one in a drawer at home..




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  Reply # 1409065 19-Oct-2015 10:36
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When they first rolled out the CDMA network they had small silver Samsung phones with a plastic flap over the keys. I had one given to me for a work phone. The SMS menu of the phone had no access to the phone book, so you had to remember people's phone number to text them. Also were machine washable, as my colleague found out. There was a silver oval bezel around the screen from memory. They had an elemantary WAP browser.

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  Reply # 1409112 19-Oct-2015 11:31
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Not CDMA or a flipphone, but I just bought one of these as a spare emergency phone for travelling - http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Russian-Keyboard-AIEK-M5-Card-Cell-Phone-4-8mm-Ultra-Thin-Pocket-Mini-Phone-Quad-Band/32379314482.html .

Was from a different seller, slightly cheaper. Also the only cellphone I've ever seen (not including removable batteries) with both hard and soft power switches.

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  Reply # 1409135 19-Oct-2015 12:05
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Do you mean this one?


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  Reply # 1409334 19-Oct-2015 16:05
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I remember it. Very square, not outer screen I think. 

I'm thinking samsung. There was the A420 which was around the same size, but later. The X609 was around the same generation, but bigger. Can't put my finger on the model. I worked in Telecom retail a couple of years after that, so still had the odd one floating around.


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There was also the nokia 2355, which was tiny - but the fact you compared it to a mtchbox makes me think you had somethign squarer in mind. 
https://www.google.co.nz/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#safe=off&q=nokia+2355


Edit 2:

So, I wnt googling because I'm off sick today and it seemed a good way to pass sometime. I Think I found your answer right here on GZ
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=39&topicid=106950

Samsung A591? 

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