Game Of Phones

Virgin Mobile has finally freed the iPhone from the shackles of contractdom. In honor of this momentous occasion follow the fate of your favorite phones of the past as they rose to greatness, only to be toppled by the next new hotness!

1. Dynatac 8000X - 1983-1989

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killed by MicroTAC 9800X

2. MicroTac 9800X - 1989-1992

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killed by Nokia 1011

3. Nokia 1011 - 1996-2001

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killed by Nokia 5110

4. Nokia 5110 - 1998-2002

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killed by Sidekick

5. Sidekick - 2002-2004

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Killed by Motorola Razr

6. Motorola Razr - 2004-2007

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Killed by LG Chocolate

7. LG Chocolate - early 2007-mid 2007

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killed by Blackberry

8. Blackberry - mid 2007 - minutes later

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killed by iPhone

9. iPhone - 2007-2008

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killed by iPhone 3G

10. iPhone 3G - 2008-2009

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Killed by iPhone 3Gs

11. iPhone 3Gs - 2009-2010

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Killed by iPhone 4

12. iPhone 4 - 2010-2011

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Killed by iPhone 4S

13. iPhone 4s - 2011- 2012

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Killed by Virgin Mobie No Contract iPhone ($30/month)

14. Virgin Mobile No Contract iPhone - 2012-the future

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