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Revisit your first mobile phone at this online museum

Published: 28th Nov 2021 11:00 am

Hyderabad: Whether it was the bulky Nokia phones or the fancy button Ericson mobile phones and even the flip phones from Motorola, our childhood was filled with mobile phones of different kinds and shapes. While now is the time for lightweight, touchscreen smartphones, the nostalgia of button-based phones that were heavyweight champions can never go away.

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What if we told you that there is a place where one can get to see all kinds of old mobile phones starting from 1984 – almost 2,000 of them. Yes, you heard it right! The Mobile Phone Museum, founded by industry veterans Ben Wood and Matt Chatterley is a website dedicated to 2,000 handsets along with their history and high-resolution photos.

As per a report by Metro website, the museum began as a personal collection by Wood about 25 years ago and has grown to more than 2,100 handsets. The museum has signed up mobile operator Vodafone as a five-year sponsor.

“This all started as a passion project over 25 years ago, so it’s immensely exciting to work with Vodafone to launch the museum and to see so many industry veterans and other friendly faces at the exhibition. None of this would have been possible without the extraordinary generosity and effort of a handful of eager volunteers, donors and sponsors, so I want to thank them sincerely for their contributions,” the report quoted Wood.

One can go through the different mobile phones from different eras and have a look at some of the ugliest phones ever created by mobile phone companies through this link.


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