We met staff from phone recycling firm Fonebank this week to debate 10 years of mobile phone addiction. The company sees every kind of device coming through its offices and has chosen what it believes are the decade’s most iconic phones. Having got all nostalgic for some of these handsets, we have to agree…

1998
Phone: Nokia 5110
Reason: Start of the mass market phone, and at one point said to be the most popular mobile in the world.

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1999
Phone: Nokia 3210
Reason: The phone that introduced people to the phenomenon that was Snake.

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2000
Phone: Nokia 8210
Reason: The smallest, lightest Nokia mobile phone on the market at that time.

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2000
Phone: Nokia 3310
Reason: One of the biggest selling phones with 126 million sold.

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2001
Phone: Sony Ericsson T68i
Reason: First mass-market phone to feature a full colour display.

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2002
Phone: BlackBerry
Reason: The must-have accessory for business-people across the world.

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2002
Phone: Nokia 6310i
Reason: Was for many years the dominant GSM device in the corporate world.

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2003
Phone: Sony Ericsson T610
Reason: Triggered widespread use of Bluetooth technology, camera and joystick navigation on a mobile.

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2004
Phone: Motorola V3 RAZR
Reason: Design innovation!

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2005
Phone: Sony Ericsson W800
Reason: First phone to be branded with the Walkman logo – for many, it was the birth of mp3 phones.

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2006
Phone: Nokia N95
Reason: One of the greatest ‘truly’ multimedia phones of it’s time.

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2007
Phone: iPhone
Reason: Brought touchscreen to the forefront – thus revolutionising mobile phone design forever.

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2008
Phone: Sony Ericsson C905
Reason: At 8.1 mega-pixels, it’s the best camera phone on the market (even better than most digital cameras!).

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