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Video: The History of Cell Phones in Three Minutes

It’s hard to believe that cell phones have already been around for over 20 years. We’ve gone from the huge Zack Morris with minimal functionality to remarkably small handhelds that are more powerful than some computers. In the video below, we witness the evolution of the mobile phone from its infancy right up to the most modern of cell phones.

Highlighted in the video are such milestones as the first phone with an internal antenna, the first ever clamshell style mobile phone, the first phone with an integrated camera, and a handset that many say is the most feature-rich mobile phone to date. I found the video to be a little too focused on Motorola and Nokia, but considering that those two have largely been leading the charge, that only makes sense.

Care to venture a guess as to which phone is presented as the ultimate culmination of all this development and evolution. I’ll give you a clue. It starts with “Ap” and rhymes with “Snapple iPhone”.



About Michael Kwan

A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

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