Five classic and memorablemobile phonesFrom the brick with an antenna to thelatest sleek and slim app and media-playing ha...
Those of a certain age willremember the MotorolaDynaTAC as the phone ZackMorris had on the televisionseries Saved By The B...
Launched in 1996, Motorola’s StarTAChad the distinction of being the firstever clamshell or flip phone, a formfactor that ...
The Nokia 3210 was proof thatsimplicity works.Debuting in 1999 and selling over 160million units, it was also one of the f...
When it hit the market in 2004, theMotorola Razr V3 was hot. It was the “it”phone that everyone had to have, andwas featur...
There had been othersmartphones, but Apple broke themold and launched mobile phones intoa whole other stratosphere when it...
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From the brick with an antenna to the latest sleek and slim app and media-playing handsets, the simple mobile phone has come a long way.

Let’s take a look at some of the classic mobile phone models that were ahead of their time, and helped contribute to the evolution of the mobile communication that we all can’t be without today.

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Five classic and memorable mobile phones

  1. 1. Five classic and memorablemobile phonesFrom the brick with an antenna to thelatest sleek and slim app and media-playing handsets, the simple mobilephone has come a long way.Let’s take a look at some of the classicmobile phone models that were ahead oftheir time, and helped contribute to theevolution of the mobile communicationthat we all can’t be without today.By Jeff JedrasImage courtesy of imagerymajestic at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
  2. 2. Those of a certain age willremember the MotorolaDynaTAC as the phone ZackMorris had on the televisionseries Saved By The Bell.It was actually a series of cellularphones produced by Motorolafrom 1983 to 1994 that, tomany, resembled a brick.At launch, it was priced at nearly$4000.Motorola DynaTAC
  3. 3. Launched in 1996, Motorola’s StarTAChad the distinction of being the firstever clamshell or flip phone, a formfactor that is still popular today fornon-smartphones.Maybe because it reminded people ofthe original Star Trek communicators?The StarTAC was priced at $1000, andover 60 million were sold.Motorola StarTAC
  4. 4. The Nokia 3210 was proof thatsimplicity works.Debuting in 1999 and selling over 160million units, it was also one of the firstmobile phones without an externalaerial antenna.It also included three games andchangeable covers that helped itappeal to the youth market, openingup this market to mobiles for the firsttime.Nokia 3210
  5. 5. When it hit the market in 2004, theMotorola Razr V3 was hot. It was the “it”phone that everyone had to have, andwas featured regularly in movies and ontelevision.Over its four-year run it sold more than140 million units, making it the mostpopular clamshell phone ever.It also marked the beginning of the end ofMotorola’s dominance of the market.Motorola Razr
  6. 6. There had been othersmartphones, but Apple broke themold and launched mobile phones intoa whole other stratosphere when itlaunched its first generation iPhone in2007.Besides introducing a new level ofusability, it also pioneered the appmodel, now a major and lucrativeindustry.Some waited days outside stores forthe phones launch, and the originalmodel sold over six million units.First generation Apple iPhone

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