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Mobile phones have become an integral part of our lifestyle. It was only a few decades ago that mobile phones were much more bulkier and much less accessible than they are today. Now they can even be used to track your spending. We take a look at some of the most popular mobile phone models that kept us connected throughout the decades...

1983 Motorola Dynatac 8000x

  • The Motorola Dynatac 8000x was the first commercially available mobile phone
  • Priced at $3,995 USD, the phone took 10 hours to fully charge and offered only 30 minutes of talk time

1989 Motorola MicroTAC 9800X

  • This was the first truly portable phone featuring the innovative ‘flip’ design
  • It sold for $2,495 USD and measured to be 23cm long despite its micro size

1994 Nokia 1011

  • The Nokia 1011 was the first mass-produced GSM phone
  • It could hold up to 99 phone numbers and offered a world-first: text messaging

1996 Nokia 8110

  • The Nokia 8110 was also known as the ‘banana phone’ because of it’s shape
  • It was made popular in the first Matrix movie

1999 Nokia 8210

  • The Nokia 8210 was the lightest mobile phone available at the time
  • It’s design was based on customization, with removable xpress-on covers available in six different colours

2004 Motorola Razr V3

  • The Motorola Razr V3 was the thinnest mobile phone available
  • It was initially marketed as a fashion phone.
  • Once Motorola lowered its price, it became wildly popular selling over 50 million units by 2006

2006 LG Chocolate KG800

  • The LG Chocolate was a ‘slider’ style phone
  • It revealed heat-sensitive touch buttons on its face and a 1.3 megapixel camera

2007 First Generation iPhone

  • It was the first smartphone model designed and marketed by Apple
  • It ditched physical hardware buttons for a touch-based user interface

2010 Samsung Galaxy S

  • At the time of release, the Galaxy S included the fastest graphical processing of any smartphone
  • It was the thinnest smartphone at 9.9mm

2016 Google Pixel

  • The Google Pixel was announced during the #MadeByGoogle event
  • It features one of the best smartphone cameras
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