From Bricks to Gadgets

Koblentz, Evan
October 2008
Wireless Week;10/2/2008, p16
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the evolution of cellular telephones in the U.S. Before the introduction of "portable" cell phones, consumers used "car phones" mounted on vehicle consoles and hooked up to a transreceiver in the trunk with a 3W transmitter. Meanwhile, one of the most celebrated historic phones is the Motorola DynaTAC, which weighs 1.75 pounds. In 1987, Ericsson launched its first portable phone called HotLine Pocket. These pioneering cell phones were replaced with smartphones.


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