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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An e-mail delight: RIM BlackBerry 5810 (2002)


RIM's first BlackBerry mobile phone was the 5810 — previously RIM had produced data based organisers that handled email and organiser features, but lacked phone capabilities. The 5810 simply added a mobile phone to RIM's existing feature set, though it lacked a speaker and a microphone and therefore needed the use of a headset to operate.

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