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TIMELINE OF POPULAR MOBILE PHONES FROM THE PAST 30 YEARS
It's been 30 years since the first commercially available handheld mobile phone was released. A lot has changed since then!
THE MOTOROLA DynaTAC 8000x
Mobile pioneers Motorola released the now-famously named 'brick' handheld mobile in the US in 1983, costing nearly $4000.
NOKIA MABIRA CITYMAN 900
Europe's answer to the 'brick,' with its huge battery this phone weighed 800g and cost nearly 4,600 Euros.
MOTOROLA MicroTAC 9800x
The smallest phone of its time, this was one of the first mobiles to be able to actually fit in your pocket.
Nokia made history with the first mass produced 'candy bar' type GSM phone.
IBM SIMON PERSONAL COMMUNICATOR
The first touchscreen PDA and phone combination. Only produced for 6 months.
The first clamshell phone from Motorola was also the world's lightest at the time.
Its near-indestructibility, ease of use and long lasting charge made this mobile incredibly popular.
This very small mobile phone was the first to utilise Bluetooth.
One of the first mass-market phones to feature a colour screen and GPRS internet.
This attempt to take down the Gameboy resulted in something that wasn't that great at being a phone or a console.
MOTOROLA RAZR V3
This sleek and stylish looking flip-phone was amazingly this for its time.
LG CHOCOLATE KG800
LG continued the trend of stylish looking affordable mobiles with the attractive Chocolate.
The original smartphone was an instant classic, completely rethinking te way mobiles were used.
Blackberry's 'iPhone Killer' was the company's first mobile to ditch the QWERTY keyboard.
APPLE iPHONE 4
The fourth generation of Apple smartphones incorporated a range of updates, including a new design and faster processor.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S2
This award winning mobile knocker Apple off the top spot as the greatest smartphone manufacturers of all time.
SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 2
Samsung continues to improve upon their larger 'phablets' with the creatively powerful Galaxy Note 2.
The recently released 4G-ready HTC One has received rave reviews, and is billed to 'completely reshape the smartphone experience.'
SAMSUNG GALAXY S4
Due to be released later this year, early reports have pegged this super-smart phone as the next evolutionary step for Samsung.