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Friday 19 September 2014

40 years of the mobile phone

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American engineer Martin Cooper made the first mobile phone call 40 years ago in the middle of New York City, baffling passers-by. At 10 inches high and weighing 790g, the legendary original ‘brick’ was released for the general public in 1983. Photo: Reuters
Mobile phones were not truly ‘mobile’ until Motorola released their first ‘micro’ model in 1989. Pictured is one their relatively sleeker models from 1994, the Motorola TDMA Micro Digital Lite. Photo: Reuters
Samsung has proven itself to be one of the iPhone’s biggest competitors. Pictured is the latest Galaxy model, the Samsung Galaxy S4, scheduled for release in April. Photo: Reuters
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