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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iTunes phone: Motorola ROKR E1 (2005)

A partnership between Apple and Motorola, the [[artnid:142054|ROKR E1]] was one of the most hotly anticipated phones of 2005, due to its integration with iTunes. However, it was a flop: much of the disappointment stemmed from the fact that many consumers were expecting a true 'iPod phone' (and that was only to come with Apple's own iPhone). The ROKR E1's attempted fusion of mobile and music player was limited by a slow USB 1.1 connection, a 100-song cap and a sub-standard VGA camera.

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