In pictures: The history of mobile phones

Take a stroll down memory lane and see the evolution of the mobile phone, from its humble beginnings with the Motorola DynaTAC in 1983 to the Apple iPhone 3GS in 2009!

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First flip phone: Motorola StarTAC (1996)


Motorola were once well known for game changing designs in the mobile world and the StarTAC was one of the first examples. The world's first flip phone, the StarTAC was one of the first fashion phones, combining a lightweight and compact frame with its basic phone features. Despite launching over a decade ago, the StarTAC is smaller and lighter than many current mobile phones and smartphones.

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