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Old 8th May 2007, 11:14   #1
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Default The worlds most popular gadget?

The IPod!?
Wrong.
Its the humble Nokia 1100. Yes that black and white handset which does what it was supposed to do. Make and receive calls and sms's. Just a phone
It has sold 200 million units.
To put things in perspective there are 100 million Ipods sold till date and 115 million PS2's

Nokia's 1100 handset: over 200 million served - Engadget
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Old 8th May 2007, 11:17   #2
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Does it count as a gadget?
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yup all phones are gadgets. besides this one has a flashlight as well.

I guess this phone got many indians mobile. Previous to this the 3310 was very popular.
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I think it's a testimony to Apple's marketing efforts though, if "iPod" comes to mind first.
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iPhone would undoubtedly be the next big thing!
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not really. i dont think it will see the cost perspective as well. to sell numbers it needs to be cheap. and this was that. The ipod was huge back then and still is but the cost kept it out of general public and it's managed only half the sales of the 1100.

Wonder how many the 3310 sold.
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iPhone would undoubtedly be the next big thing!
Dont think so because It will set u back by 21K for which u would get around eight 1100s if its still available in market...
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Though the Nokia 1100 may be extremely popular, I'm not so sure if a basic utility mobile phone would qualify as a gadget anymore.
No more than my Beetel landline phone now. In which case the Panasonic Cordless Phone would be the all time highest selling telephone of all time.

See my point?
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Though the Nokia 1100 may be extremely popular, I'm not so sure if a basic utility mobile phone would qualify as a gadget anymore.
No more than my Beetel landline phone now. In which case the Panasonic Cordless Phone would be the all time highest selling telephone of all time.

See my point?
But..... It has a torch.
It even doubles as a Radar Detector
You can also play catch with it, which you can't do with a N95, right.
And its has video games too, like the space invaders with really nice sound effects.
What more do you want in a gadget :P
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well to endorse the statistics...My first phone Nokia 3310...was stolen hence ...my second phone 1100..had it till march......forcibily replaced by a Motov3i by a cousin...( i actauly hate the MOTO )..can still swear by both the nokias..and yes the torch on the 1100 was really great and i really miss it....
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Does best seller always mean most popular ?

I agree with Sam there

@tsk: lol Thats with almost all Nokia's I play catch(sometimes) even with my 6600
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Wonder how many the 3310 sold.

I also have one in blue..
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I still have my 6 yr old 3310 !! Very good ph. Just wish it were lighter and slimmer !
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This may be the case now. I would think of Sony Walkman however.
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i have a 2310 disguised as a 1110
1100 keypad rocks!
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