1. milleniumdroid's Avatar
    Trigger warning: extreme nostalgia

    Below is a picture of my first smartphone. It was the HTC 7 Trophy T8686. It was my originally my dad's first smartphone that he got when he needed an email capable phone for work back in 2011. In early 2013 my mom inherited it. Then in 2015, a cat threw this phone of a balcony sending it into a 2 meter fall. The glass cracked and there are almost invisible marks on the display (only slightly visible on white screens). Then after it got fixed I inherited it as a reward for doing well on my high school entrance exam. Since it was too fragile (middle point of the right side of replacement screen glass seems to not have perfectly adhered but everywhere else did) and a teensy bit or the replacement digitizer at the very top of screen isn't working, I used it as a camera and music player and never took it to school. Then in 2016 I got my first Android phone (my second Android device after my 2012 tablet) and the rest is history.

    Now you may be wondering what I'm doing bragging about a first gen Windows Phone here on Android central. Well, this thing is very special to me as it has the very first Qualcomm Snapdragon, the QSD8250 which also was the first smartphone SoC to hit 1GHz (technically 998MHz but whatever). This is the exact same chip that powered the original Nexus One and the eternally venerable 2009 HTC HD2 (the most hackable mobile device in tech history, capable of running Android 1.6 to 7.1 along with many other operating systems).
    Morty2264 likes this.
    12-16-2019 10:09 AM
  2. Kirstein Gourlay's Avatar
    And WP was a great platform. My daughter had a Blu windows phone as her first smartphone. When she was 16 I got her a refurb iPhone 6. For her birthday this year got her a brand new Pixel 2XL and she loves it!!
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    12-17-2019 03:50 AM
  3. milleniumdroid's Avatar
    And WP was a great platform. My daughter had a Blu windows phone as her first smartphone. When she was 16 I got her a refurb iPhone 6. For her birthday this year got her a brand new Pixel 2XL and she loves it!!
    I liked WP and its UI quite a bit. Sadly it was quite locked down and when I got this phone the Windows Store had long ago cut support for WP7. I generally like both Windows and Android. Now I consider Android to be the mobile equivalent to desktop Windows.
    12-17-2019 09:01 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I never had a WP, but I did have the Zune HD, whose UI was a precursor. I enjoyed using that much more than the iPod Classic. I still have both of them buried somewhere in a drawer ...
    milleniumdroid and Ry like this.
    12-18-2019 12:27 AM
  5. PixelTracer's Avatar
    My mom had a Kin Two that ran a custom version of WP7.

    It was an okay phone but it had a great camera.
    milleniumdroid likes this.
    12-19-2019 12:19 PM
  6. milleniumdroid's Avatar
    My mom had a Kin Two that ran a custom version of WP7.

    It was an okay phone but it had a great camera.
    This HTC I had has EXCELLENT audio, but the annoying thing was that after 10-14 min of video recording or prolonged web browsing, the thing would get a bit warm and force reboot (probably loose solder joints under the SoC after that 2 meter cat-induced drop).
    12-21-2019 04:13 PM
  7. Morty2264's Avatar
    What an awesome story, and a gorgeous phone to boot! Thank you for the nostalgia and for sharing your story with us!
    milleniumdroid likes this.
    12-31-2019 05:50 PM
  8. sherri's Avatar
    Motorola Q! Windows with a physical keyboard. Still have it here...
    milleniumdroid likes this.
    01-11-2020 10:10 AM

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