I still have every mobile phone I have ever used, I keep them for old times sake. It's astonishing to compare today's state-of-the-art smartphone with my first Nokia with its rubbery, back-lit buttons, and think just how far the technology has advanced over the years.
I've heard it said that today's average smartphone has more processing power than the entire computing power of NASA at the time of the moon landing.
Our continuing love affair with these devices meant that in 2011, for the first time, sales of smartphones exceeded sales of personal computers.
"My other half won't part with her old Nokia 6110 circa 1997."
A bit like us. My wife has an old Nokia, not sure of the Vintage but must be similar. It was passed on to her by a friend. My first Mobile was a Vodaphone branded Mitsubishi which I bought in about 1998 and lasted till about 2 years ago when it just started going wrong. It was replaced with a very basic, Sim free Nokia which cost me £17.99 from Tescos and does me for what I want - making calls and the occasional text if I feel the need when I'm away from home. At home I use the landline for calls, and my PC and Tablet fulfill the functions of a Smartphone.