A phone a day: Samsung C100 (2003)

This is a generic Samsung candybar phone from the early 2000s, a pretty straightforward clone of the dominant Nokias of the time. It's pretty easy to hold and its one defining characteristic is that is has a colorful screen (important at a time when there were still phones with black and white screens on the market). It's pretty easy to hold and has all of the buttons in the expected places for a phone like it. What's interesting about it is not its design, but that it marks roughly the beginning of Samsung's agressive move into mobile telephony, where they now play a major role. At this point, they were still a me-too maker of generic GSM phones, but it was the beginning. I believe that this model, like many simple phones, was a staple of mobile phone sales for years in the BRIC countries and emerging economies.


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