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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Gaming mobile: Nokia N-Gage (2003)

Nokia's attempt at a foray into the gaming world originally caused a positive stir, but the N-Gage quickly turned sour once it was released. Originally targeted as a competitor to the popular Nintendo Game Boy, the N-Gage was blasted for poor controls, a strange design shape that resembled a taco and games than ran on standard multimedia (MMC) cards. Perhaps the strangest aspect of the N-Gage was its use as a mobile phone — you had to hold the phone on its side as the microphone and speaker were positioned on the edge of the phone.

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