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A Really Long Picture About The Evolution Of Cell Phones

A Really Long Picture About The Evolution Of Cell Phones

Phew… that’s a lot of vertical pixels. 3,962 to be exact. And in that towering graphic you have Japanese communication company NTT Docomo’s depiction of 25 years’ worth of cell phone evolution. They made this because they’re celebrating their own 20th anniversary and have concocted an exhibition for the occasion, which is on display at Tokyo’s Designers Week. The picture above is one thing, but if you hit the jump you can see a bunch more pics of vintage cellphones. Out here we’ll just say… we’ve sure come a long way.

mobile phone (TZ803B)
released in february 1989
image © designboom

dora picture book (316S)
released in april 1998
image © designboom

launched in may 2003
image © designboom

released in november, 2004
image © designboom

kids’ phone F801i
released in december, 2007
image © designboom

DesignBoom did a pretty good job documenting the exhibit and they have a couple more pictures we didn’t include here. So give them a visit if you want to see them.

[ DesignBoom ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

  • John Bostwick

    What about car phones, were not those concidered a cell phone. We had one way before 1990