Year: 2000 

Considered the most ubiquitous phone of the first mobile renaissance, the Nokia 3300 series was an institution. Besides featuring the removable, customizable casing that made it personal to its many loyal fans, it was built like a tank and lasted years on out. As phone technology leapfrogged into the future, many 3300 owners saw little need to upgrade. Snake II was the game to beat and a welcome, addictive distraction in class or at work. For those who owned one, this was like family. And its enduring success helped make Nokia the company to beat in the emerging mobile wars.