While I've never purchased a phone in Japan, I did purchase a phone sometime in the winter of 2007-2008. It was a "feature-phone" and was mid-range. It had no touchscreen, sporting instead a directional pad with a select button in the center, two "soft keys" which changed function based on on-screen text, and a slide-out keyboard. It could do 3g but not WiFi (the opposite of today's remaining devices that pick one of the two). Texting interfaces have much evolved since that phone, which displayed each text message separately, one per screen. It was extensible through the now-mostly-obsolete .jar and .jad method of distributing Java2MobileEdition apps, including games, the Opera Mini web browser, and mobile banking functionality (probably not relevant to Aiko). Contact and text message storage was (very) limited, and I had to clear texts rather frequently. The "desktop background" equivalent supported animated gifs.Helbereth wrote:Does that mean you got your phone around the same time as Aiko got her new one--which would be the end of July 2007? If so, I'm curious about its features (researching stuff like that makes me want to kill babies).Hoitash wrote:I mean, kids have smartphones now and I'm using the same cell phone I got six years ago, which was my first phone.
Ask me about anything else you want; I'll probably remember.