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The 20 most influential mobile phones in history

We look at how the mobile phone has evolved

Here, we take a stroll down memory lane to chart the evolution of the mobile phone, from its humble beginnings with the Motorola DynaTAC in 1983 to the Apple iPhone 3GS in 2009!

You probably can't live without your mobile phone now, but once upon a time, telephones for use on the go were not as common or popular.

Here, we take a stroll down memory lane to chart the evolution of the mobile phone, from its humble beginnings with the Motorola DynaTAC in 1983 to the Apple iPhone 3GS in 2009!

The first mobile phone: Motorola DynaTAC 8000X (1983)

Motorola's DynaTAC 8000X wasn't commercially available until 1983, but its beginnings can be tracked back to 1973 when the company showed off a prototype of what would become the world's first mobile phone.

The DynaTAC weighed almost a kilogram, provided one hour of battery life and stored 30 phone numbers in its phonebook. The Motorola DynaTAC is best known for bring used in the 1987 movie 'Wall Street', starring Michael Douglas as corporate raider Gordon Gecko.

First car phone: Nokia Mobira Senator (1982)

In the early 1980's, the mobile phone was best known for its in-car use. Nokia's Mobira Senator, released in 1982, was the first of its kind. A car phone that weighed almost 10kg, the Nokia Mobira Senator resembled a large radio rather than a conventional mobile phone.

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NEXT PAGE: Nokia's Mobira Cityman 900 and the first GSM phone

  1. We look at just how the mobile phone has evolved
  2. Nokia's Mobira Cityman 900 and the first GSM phone
  3. The first smartphone and Motorola opens the world of flip
  4. Nokia's 9000 and 5110
  5. Snap happy
  6. The Palm Treo 600 and the Nokia N-Gage
  7. Slide-out QWERTY keyboards and a razor-thin phone
  8. Motorola's ROKR E1 and the MOTOFONE F3
  9. Touchscreen's and 3x optical zoom on phones
  10. Google Android and Palm's resurection


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