In a world of fast changing technology, it’s hard to remember how things were before. The first iPhone was launched in 2007, and despite some criticism, it’s hard to argue that it wasn’t a game changer.

Going back in time, you can see the obvious. The iPhone has totally changed the market and the way we use mobile phones. This article from just before the launch of the iPhone lets you see what the market might be without iPhone-like devices. It helps to appreciate the influence the iPhone has on the design of all mobile devices.

Now that time has passed, would you honestly consider one of those as an alternative to the iPhone?