The rustling, the most natural and beautiful sound in nature, it can give a kind of beauty. But as the saying goes, "If you want to be good at what you do, you must first be good at what you do." Enjoy good music of course also need to have good "equipment".
Once upon a time, when I was a student, my exposure to music was nothing more than pulling out my Walkman, putting on my headphones and listening to my favorite songs or music. Whether it was a cassette tape or a CD or a flashy MD, it was indeed the most common form of entertainment among the student body in those days when digital music was not so popular.
With the rapid advent of the digital age, the chances of having a Walkman around have dropped sharply, except for Apple, Sony and other old-school music player manufacturers are still holding on, the vast majority of Walkman manufacturers have long since changed their faces.
In the process of cell phone development, portable entertainment devices such as Walkman, CD and mp3 have been replaced one after another. Cell phones, a tool that initially only allows communication, after several years of rapid development, has gradually become one of the best "equipment" to enjoy music, its music quality is also recognized by many music enthusiasts. It was their emergence that put a halt to the formerly brilliant Walkman market. Let's review the development of music phones and those representative music phones.
One, the prototype of music cell phones, the world's first built-in MP3 function of the phone - Samsung SCH-M188
The Samsung SCH-M188 is a GSM network phone with a monochrome screen and a mediocre build. But what makes it so great is that it is the world's first MP3-enabled phone, embodying a generation's desire for music.
The phone has 32MB of built-in storage and MP3 player, which is definitely called massive storage in those days. However, the player was not as easy to use as it is today, and the music connection software was released one after another after the phone was on sale.
At that time, it was not easy for consumers to go to the computer to download updatable songs, so it was inevitable that a few songs would be heard on the phone with the old situation.
Second, the world's first real sense of music cell phone - Siemens 6688
In the era of black and white screen, let the cell phone support memory card and play MP3 format files as now cell phone equipped with 1024GB SSD a mentality, like a fantasy, but in 2000 Siemens 6688 appeared just become the era of multimedia entertainment pioneer.
The phone of that age really didn't have much material in terms of configuration, and under the orange backlight was a screen with a resolution of 100 x 80 pixels. The biggest selling point of the Siemens 6688 is the support for MMC memory cards and the ability to play MP3 format music, but due to the slow transfer rate of the com port, the usefulness of the 6688 is really outrageous at the moment.
Although the high price prevented the 6688 from becoming completely popular, the impression it left on cell phone players at the time did not fade, and even in the second-hand phone market, you can often see friends who come to ask for this old guy. The fact that it made people linger so much also affirms the historical status of Siemens 6688.
Third, the pioneer of music cell phones - Motorola E398
The Motorola E398, launched in 2004 and endorsed by the famous singer and musician Park Shu, is known as the founding father of music cell phones, which is by no means a vainglorious name, and its external playback function can be said to be recognized as powerful. I don't know if you remember, there used to be a kind of foreign expression called "dancing phone", the E398 is this, when the external music will be placed on the table, the table will produce vibration, and it "dance" together.
E398 unique features are the 24 chord ringer configuration using YAMAHA ringer movement, 16 mm large dual speakers (equipped with the original headphones sound first-class) 3D stereo surround sound design (bass effect is superior), synchronized vibration, seven-color rhythm light on both sides, camera fill light, support software upgrade.
Four, can not forget the Walkman - Sony Ericsson W800c
Due to the increasing functionality of cell phones, color screens, photo lenses and support for music formats are no longer a dream, and the iconic Walkman logo of the Sony Walkman has spawned the brilliance of its W series of music phones.
As the most famous product in the Walkman series, the Sony Ericsson W800c, which was launched in 2005, was also filled with white and orange color. Although the 1.8-inch display screen was not considered top-notch at that time, it was equipped with a 2-megapixel camera lens and MS memory stick expansion support, and was still enough to become a fashionable entertainment family's favorite.
The included in-line headset is definitely the most Walkman-style accessory, although it does not use the standard headphone interface, but the overall music effect still allows countless music lovers to use it as a portable music player. Although it is a non-smartphone, Sony Ericsson W800c's historical status is no less than the flagship of the brands that have entered the era of intelligence, in the era of non-intelligent machine blooming, W800c's orange color, is the initial beauty of countless music cell phone users.
Five, microdrive brought a brief glory: Nokia N91 & Samsung i308
Along with the rapid development of the Internet, digital music has become the first choice of most users. However, memory cards at that time were slightly expensive, and in the memory card category, RS-MMC, SD and miniSD were the mainstream, but they were all eventually incorporated by MicroSD as predecessors.
In the era when high-capacity flash memory cards were not yet popular, the emergence of microdrives ushered in an "industrial revolution" in cell phones, although this revolution was slightly rushed and not lasting, but the achievement of two classics: Nokia N91 and Samsung i308.
The biggest selling point of the Nokia N91, released in 2005, was its built-in 4GB high-capacity hard drive and the availability of a 3.5mm headphone jack. Its large capacity hard drive can store music files, multimedia messages, ringtones, images, video clips and other applications. The phone also has a built-in MP3 player with special music playback keys designed on the outside of the body, including: play/pause, fast forward, fast rewind and stop; supports a variety of music formats; and offers a choice of equalization modes.
Also released in 2006, the Samsung i308 has a built-in 3GB high-capacity hard drive, in addition to built-in support for Windows Media Player version 10, which is no less powerful in terms of playback capabilities, and the powerful CPU provides excellent playback capabilities, and the playback effect is very good. In addition to Windows Media Player, the i308 also has a built-in Samsung Media Player, which not only supports MP3, WMA, AAC, AAC+, OGG, MMF, WAV and other music formats, but is also capable of playing videos in 3GP, mpeg4 and other formats, and the playback effect is very smooth, and the overall quality is not worse than Windows Media Player. The overall quality is not worse than Windows Media Player.
Six, the rise of built-in flash memory - Sony Ericsson W958c
The Sony Ericsson W958c is a high-end smartphone with a large 4G flash memory capacity and high handwriting recognition. The design of solidified flash memory was affirmed by all manufacturers in the future, and even today's smartphones are still following the use. But at the same time the design is too radical, the W958c does not support the camera, does not support the camera function has to be said rather unfortunate, in terms of entertainment lower than other similar phones, the price is also on the high side, in terms of cost performance can only be placed in the mid-range level.
In order to meet the needs of different audiophiles, Sony Ericsson W958c provides a total of up to 11 kinds of equalizer sound, including the most famous MEGA BASS (heavy bass) of the WALKMAN series, of course, but can not be fully set by the user frequency point is slightly regrettable. The automatic music file filtering feature that first appeared in the W850 was also inherited by the W958c, with the help of which most of the filtered ringtone files can be automatically passed in the player, so that the intermittent short-lived ringtones do not affect the user's enjoyment of music.
Seven, breaking into the cell phone market killer: Apple iPhone
If there was no iPhone in 2007, perhaps the cell phone market is now a completely different scene. iPhone has overturned the historical status of many components in the traditional cell phone market, including helping the capacitive screen to turn over to be the master, so that the built-in battery has become a high-end product trend and so on. As a music phone, the integration of the iPod function of the iPhone murdered a lot of users carry MP3 devices, with the user nicknamed "white" headphones, the Walkman and the phone truly merged into one.
The iPhone does have a prominent place in the history of cell phone development, which makes people forget a bit about the music playing ability he has. According to the number of shipments, the iPhone is indeed the most owned portable device at present. But it is the arrival of the comprehensive smartphone era led by the iphone, so that music cell phones, a characteristic group, gradually left people's view.
These are a few of the more representative music phones, but there are too many classic music phones in the long history of cell phones, the following is only a list of pictures to see if they have ever resided in your youth.