Mighty stood the small, stocky, blue-and-white Sony Ericsson T68, the first colour-screen phone to gain mass popularity in the market. It was revolutionary at a time when we were accustomed to playing snake across a green and black screen and messaging by hitting buttons repeatedly just to type the letter "t". But it would be the phone’s ability to turn its 101x80 pixel screen, sporting 256 colours, into a camera — thanks to a nifty little attachment sold separately — that would spark a war that phone manufacturers are still waging. A lot has changed since the Christmas of 2001, when the T68 came onto the scene. Where once cellphones produced photos you had to squint at to see, now there is a market where consumers bay for more: more megapixels, more lenses and as many cameras as you can shake a selfie-stick at. This has spawned a race among cellphone manufacturers, as they chase the dream of creating a professional-level camera that is "point and click" amateur-proof, yet small eno...

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