I remember having a blue 3210 on Orange circa 1999. Now, true, it couldn’t offer Google Maps, didn’t support corporate email, wouldn’t shoot HD video, didn’t use GPS, couldn’t remotely control my home media library, didn’t include a wireless movie rental store and certainly couldn’t provide augmented reality experiences.
But do you know what it could do? Make great calls, make texting quick, and didn’t run out of battery power in 24 hours. It’s something I pointed out in an article I wrote for GQ recently, about the forthcoming Nokia N8: the 3210 really was one of Nokia’s finest achievements.