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The First Mobile Phone DynaTAC 8000X

Jun 13 2003, 10:37am EST | by , in News | Other Stuff

The First Mobile Phone DynaTAC 8000X
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20 years ago Motorola introduced the world's first Mobile Phone -- Motorola DynaTAC 8000X.

In 1983 the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X phone became the first FCC-approved portable cellular telephone, the company had invested fifteen years of research and $100 million in the advancement of cellular technology.

The DynaTAC 8000X phone weighed 28 ounces, was 13 x 1.75 x 3.5 inches in dimension, boasted one hour of talk time and eight hours of standby time and featured a LED display.
People called it affectionatly "the Brick" or in Austria the "Knochen".

Motorola right now also celebrates its 75th anniversary.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr () is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

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