Some of the notable ones as I had over 15 or so phones
Motorola Vader (2000?) The smallest phone I have ever owned / Would love to have one even now.
First T-Mobile phone with a Camera (Samsung Something)
Pantech Sky (2004) (Probably was the best phone in the world when I got it,) Nothing in the US was even close.
So many freakin functions. They had to back then because there were no app stores.
HTC Dream G1 (launch date)
Galaxy S1 (launch date)
Note 2 (lauch date) Best Phone PERIOD