I became obsessed with the idea of a mobile phone at the age of 7-8.
My dad brought home a state of the art mobile from work and I just thought it was the bees knees. It had a tiny black and white screen and all you could do was call people and pick a ring tone but shit... it was awesome.
One day I snuck it to school to show my friends. They were pretty impressed. We played with it for the whole of recess and lunchtime! Then word got out that I had one in my possession and the teachers freaked out a bit and ruined the fun.
Dad got a new one eventually and to be honest it wasn't much of an improvement. It just had a pull out antenna.
When I was 12 (after much pleading) I recieved my first mobile phone. I was pretty damn happy. I was ecstatic. I was 12 and I was insane. Just imagine a 12 year old recieving something that had been compensating with sticks and calculators and remote controls their entire life. I was so desperate for a mobile phone I actually cut out one from a catalog and stuck it on cardboard.
But the real thing was so much cooler. I had a pretty good phone. The nokia 3200. Just about everyone I knew had one. Think they took off really well with girls because you could change the covers. But yes, it was amazing because it was one of the first colour screens I'd seen. Plus you could actually play games on it and take photos.
3 years later that phone was just embarrassing. Technology was vastly improving which lead to more pleading. Quite the nokia fanatic I decided again I would go a nokia. This time the nokia 6300, better camera, better games, better ringtones, voice recording, larger screen, smooth and sleek. I thought to myself, "wow, technology could not get anymore advanced. This is awesome."
2 years later, my phone just sucked balls. People were getting touchscreens! There were touchscreens everywhere and they were haunting me. I turned around and people were on iPhones (god bless there souls) touching screens and moving screens around magically... I felt left out.
So! Too scared to ask for another phone for my birthday I just hoped one would magically end up in my hands. A year later it did. Dad came to me with a HTC Magic $29 cap plan that I would have to pay myself and I was like "OK!".
So there you go.
ANDROID > IPHONE