A brief history of cellphones

Mat's got a gallery of mobile phones from the last two decades up at Wired.

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6 Responses to A brief history of cellphones


    Yeah, and where’s the Realtor’s best friend, the Bag Phone?
    Cellular phones had a long history before they were pocketable.

  2. nixiebunny says:

    Shoot, I have a Motorola model that makes this one look tiny in comparison. It’s a 4″x4″x10″ aluminum brick with a separate handset on a coiled cord.

  3. kerry says:

    @nixiebunny –
    My grandfather had that motorola phone, he used it on his boat. This gallery gives me fond memories of my first phone, a motorola microTAC piper, circa 1995. I had it until 2002, when someone broke into my car and stole it.

  4. aj says:

    That website brings me back to 1999, when you had to load the entire page every time you wanted to tab forward to another image. I have expect to see a new episode of Suck.com after that.

  5. aj says:

    oops, HALF expect.

  6. guy_jin says:

    so apparently nothing happened in Cellular phones between 1980 and 1990?

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