History of the Mobile Phone
Long ago mobile phones looked like this:
But only business men who absolutely needed to tote these monstrous things around would even bother. The battery pack alone on those suckers would choke a whale.
So before long a second "brick" phone was developed:
And all the cool cats had them.
Before long, Nokia started developing phones cool enough for teenagers:
But at $1 a minute, cell phones were rough on the parents' pockets when put in the kiddies' hands.
Finally companies like Motorola, Nokia, LG, Research in Motion and Sony got into the game. At last there was a choice of hundreds of phones and competitive plans that all seemed to cost about $80/month ($50 plus overage charges).