A Japanese Panasonic candybar model with a monochrome screen which, being old and cheap at the time (2001) I can’t find any information about online.
Nokia J-NM02 - A model that’s very hard to find information on, but in 2002 was pretty sweet. Flip, color, camera, web, and that wonderful antenna.
Nokia 2100 - On moving to Shanghai in 2003 I bought the cheapest phone I could.
Siemens M55 - Quite an upgrade after about a year in Shanghai.
Nokia 6681 - An incredible phone. A little slow towards the end, but with Opera Mini and the Gmail app the best phone experience I had ever had, by far. Also synched with my Mac via Bluetooth, which was a huge win.
HTC P4350 - Windows Mobile. Great hardware, worst software ever. Only lasted six months before I got tired of having the messaging app crash while texting. No sync.
BlackBerry Curve 8300 - An incredible phone, but by 1 year the trackball was breaking. Also better with Opera Mini and Gmail app. Qwerty keyboard was great. Used w/ Exchange.
iPhone 3G white 16GB - Fun, versatile, but hands down the worst phone I’ve used since the… ever. Horrible reception, prone to crashes in the phone app, generally slow, and after 1 year the plastic is cracking at the edges. Note that this is my first time on a US post-paid contract, though I did use T-Mobile pre-paid at times on the BB and the 6681.