Video: The evolution of mobile handsets

If you can handle the cheeseball music — and fortunately, there’s no reason to leave it unmuted — this video shows the morphing of cellphone handsets from 1985’s Motorola Dynatac up through the iPhone. (Which means it’s probably from sometime last year and that’s I’m thoroughly behind the curve on this one.)

The evolution of gadget design [New Scientist]

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6 Responses to Video: The evolution of mobile handsets

  1. Blind Zen Archer says:

    Is one of those “Future” phones the fake handsets they used in Earth: Final Conflict?

    How horrible is it that I recognized it?

  2. DanDarey says:

    Anyone know why European take up of mobiles is higher than America? And why Americans don’t txt as much?

  3. Not a Doktor says:

    damn I can read kinda fast but I wish the video was twice as long, it seemed to be more about morphing than showing.

  4. Anonymous says:

    The ‘Cheeseball Music’ is by Zongamin, and was mashed very successfully with Dizzee Rascal by HoldMusicConsulant: http://odeo.com/audio/328708/view

  5. Enochrewt says:

    #3, Yeah I kept reading the bubbles, only to miss half of the phones as they scrolled by.

  6. chus3r says:

    That first tune reminds me of the band Liquid Liquid. You’ll know their song Cavern once you hear the bass line…Grandmaster Flash used it.

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