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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Snap on, snap off: Nokia 5110 (1998)


In the late 1990s, Nokia's candybar-style mobile phones were all the rage. Undoubtedly the most popular of these was the 5110, one of the first phones to introduce snap-on, coloured covers. The 5110 was well known for its excellent build quality and good battery life and was one of the first phones to feature the wildly popular Snake game.

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