Some are on show in the Information Age Gallery at the Science Museum in London. Technophone EXCELL PC105T – taking the mobile from the hand into the pocket (1986) 4.Motorola Micro TAC – some firsts in size and design (1989) 5.Orbitel 901 – the first GSM mobile and the first to receive a commercial SMS text message (1992) 6.
Nokia 1011 – Nokia’s first GSM hand portable (1992) 8.
Anon – The world’s first mobile with a lithium-ion battery (1992) 9.
Motorola m300 (& Siemens m200) – World’s first mobiles at 1800 MHz (1993) 10.
IBM Simon – The birth of mobile computing (1994) 11.
Timex Data Link – The world’s first smartwatch (1994) 12.
Hagenuk MT-2000 – The world’s first mobile providing a game to play (1994) 13. Nokia 9000 Communicator – the first mobile to make a reality of the mobile office (1996) 15.
Hagenuk (Toshiba) TCP-6000 – the first GSM mobile with integrated antenna (1996) 16.
The mobile phone has been a huge magnet for invention and a window on modern technical achievements.
This fascinating progress is presented below through the careful selection of the mobiles that were the first to hit a technology mile-stone.
Many have influenced the entire industry and changed the functions and performance of a product that we all carry around every day.
It is a gallery of the most distinguished and collectable mobile phones in the world.