A History Of Cell Phones: From ‘The Brick’ To ‘The Fonblet’

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Reports have surfaced that Samsung has created a smartphone with a 5.8-inch screen.  The cell phone/tablet hybrid is being labeled as a “Fonblet” and would be sold in Europe, according to some sources.

The cell phone has come a long way from ‘The Fonblet.’  In 1983, the Motorola DynaTAC became the first cell phone that was available to the public.  With a price tag of $4,000 (that’s nearly $9,000 today), the Motorola DynaTAC was state of the art in 1983.  Today it is affectionately known as “The Brick.”

Press PLAY to watch the full history of cell phones in our Nightcap Flashback.


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