The mobile phone evolution

A history of the mobile phone, from the Motorola DYNATac 8000x to the Apple iPhone 3G
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In the beginning... phones were real eyesores. Like most types of technology, mobile phones started out large and unwieldy and have gradually shrunk down to lighter weights and more manageable sizes and shapes. And as mobile phones have grown smaller over the years, the number of applications they support have grown larger, as devices that were once used exclusively for voice services are now used to send and receive email, to take pictures, to surf the Internet and to play music. In this slideshow we'll trace the evolution of the mobile phone from their primitive early models in the 1980s to their current dynamic smartphone models.

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