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The First Cellphone Went on Sale 30 Years Ago for $4000

The First Cellphone Went on Sale 30 Years Ago for $4000

The First Cellphone Went on Sale 30 Years Ago for $ 4000
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Motorola Inc. Chairman and CEO Ed Zander jokingly introduces the 1980s-era Motorola DynaTAC 8000, the first commercially available hand-held mobile phone, during his keynote address at the Venetian during the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show January 8, 2007.

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Somewhere in either Chicago, Baltimore or Washington, someone plunked down $ 3,995 to buy the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X, the first handheld cellphone, on March 13, 1984 — 30 years ago today.

We don’t know who that first cellphone buyer was. At the time, the occasion didn’t register as historically auspicious. After all, in 1984, the terms “cellphone” and “mobile phone” didn’t refer to handheld phones; those terms referred to car phones, which had been around since the mid-1940s. What was celebrated at the time was the kick-off consumer cellular call — made to the great-grandson o…………… continues on Mashable

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