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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Optical zoom: Samsung G800 (2008)


The first mobile phone released in Australia to feature a five-megapixel camera with 3x optical zoom, the Samsung G800 was supposed to represent a huge step forward for the camera phone market. Unfortunately, it never took off — it’s the only camera phone with optical zoom that's been released in Australia. Although the G800 was chunky, its zoom performance was excellent for a mobile phone and combined with a Xenon flash it took reasonable low light photos.

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