For those of you who still remember that Siemens once produced fantastic mobile phones, you might know that the answer is the Siemens SL45. Actually, it was also the first mobile with an MP3 player (the memory card slot was so you could carry around your music library).
The SL45 was a high-end phone in its day, and quite a looker too then. It was released in 2001 and was my 12th mobile phone. It supported a 32MB card.
Some of the other features it packed included: an MP3 player, a dictaphone with several hours of recording time, auto responder, voice dialing and voice commands, WAP browser, and context sensitive help in several languages. Other software include calendar/organizer, alarm clock, stopwatch, calculator, currency converter and games.
It also had one of those rare amber-coloured displays and ran a 13MHz processor. Yes; this superphone of that time.
Ladies and gentlemen, once again: the Siemens SL45.
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Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.