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The Evolution of Mobile Phones
« on: January 03, 2020, 01:05:13 PM »
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While the first mobile phone released was in 1983, the first call placed on one was actually a decade earlier. It was on April 3rd, 1973 that Motorola’s Marty Cooper stood between 53rd and 54th streets in New York to place a mobile call to Bell Labs rival, Joel S. Engel, via the DynaTAC prototype. A decade later, that DynaTAC would be the first commercial mobile phone released to the public.

It cost $4000 and had a half an hour of talk time. The device was mainly a status symbol used for business. Its now iconic design has become an identifier of the era in which it was born.
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Re: The Evolution of Mobile Phones
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2020, 06:24:17 PM »
And so a monster was created.

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Re: The Evolution of Mobile Phones
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2020, 06:34:42 PM »
And so a monster was created.

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Re: The Evolution of Mobile Phones
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2020, 08:46:22 PM »
And they decided the market was only about 100K units, so just let the regionals have it.  Boy was that an miscalculation.
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