History of mobile phones

You might recall the history of computer memory a couple of weeks ago. Here is more in the same vein. The movie clip at this link is a great overview of the evolution of mobile phone design. Beware: obnoxious background music – be ready with the mute button.

You might recognise one or two models of your own experience. Personally, I’m hanging out for the official release of an iPhone here in Australia. And so, judging by the school yard chatter, are a large number of secondary students. The implications of that trend are worthy of a thesis…

(pic via Wikipedia, showing Dr Martin Cooper of Motorola, who made one of the first mobile phone calls before I was born! I feel young, now 🙂

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