Mobile phones – going down memory lane

Here’s a rather interesting video about the evolution of mobile phones. From way back in 1979, when mobile phones were classed as “radio phones”, to today, where video and fast data connections mean true mobile connectivity, this video shows how things have changed.

Anyone remember those “Phone Zone” things from 1987 ? Ahh, those were the days. Those mobile phones, which tried (somehow) to compete with “normal” mobile phones, used small base stations located in supermarkets, office receptions and on the front of some fast-food restaurants. You basically drove up, parked near to the sign and made your call. It was almost like using your cordless phone from your house with several base-stations. Needless to say, it didn’t do too well…

Link – BBC Video