Four mobile phones which show portable phone technology in the 1990s. The Motorola 8900X-2 is a classic 'brick' while the Nokia shows the change in size and weight of mobile phones in the late 1990s.
A patent for a wireless telephone was made in 1908 and in the late 1940s 'cell' phone technology was developed. Motorola is considered the first manufactures of the handheld phone in the 1970s. Text messaging was developed in 1993.
date: 1994 & 1997
manufacturer: Motorola, Nokia, Alcatel and Telecom
max dimension: 270mm Motorola, 150mm Nokia
subject area: Social Science, Technology, English, Science
specific themes: Technology, Communication
handling collection number: HC185/1-2