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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Motorola MOTOFONE F3 (2007)

Retailing at just $69, Motorola's MOTOFONE F3 was one of the cheapest mobile phone's released in Australia. Although it didn't scale any great heights, the MOTOFONE F3 was an interesting concept — it featured an EPD (Electronic Paper Display). This display possessed a paper-like high contrast appearance, consumed less power, and was thin and light. The display didn't have a backlight, as the technology was enabled by electronic ink that carries a charge.

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