From bricks to the iPhone: 25 years of the mobile phones | Technology | guardian.co.uk

A fab bit of mobile phone history

The first “mobile” phones were hardly mobile at all. They were handsets attached to a large and heavy battery, such as this Motorola 4500x. Costing well over £1,000 and with little more than 20 minutes of talktime before the battery ran out, it is easy to see why even the experts thought they would never be anything more than a niche product for the very rich.

Read and see more via From bricks to the iPhone: 25 years of the mobile phones | Technology | guardian.co.uk.

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~ by Gary Austin on February 14, 2010.

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