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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Google mobile: HTC Dream (2009)


It had been a long time coming, but the first Google Android-powered phone hit the Australian market in early 2009. Initially launching in the US as the T-Mobile G1, the HTC Dream was a re-branded device specifically for the Australian market. Launching on the Optus network, the Dream had a full-slide out QWERTY keyboard, a touch-screen interface, a trackball and a touch-based operating system that focused on user personalisation.

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