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50 years ago on this day the first cell phone call was made -
It was a decade before the public got them.
But who would have thought, at that time, that those bricks would evolve into something that would destroy a big chunk of the camera business.
Well they do make fantastic phone calls and heck, they even have a built in typewriter ;) Amazing! You can also drive with them while using the typewriter or talking on them, I've seen it!

Not seeing too many bird in flight shots from them though. Interesting and I'm sure it's coming with birdseye AF AI tracking. ;)

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"Wall Street" 1997

The phone that Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) uses throughout the film is the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X, which was the first commercially available mobile cell phone. It was released in 1984 at a cost of $3,995 (equivalent to $9,952 when adjusted for inflation in 2020 dollars).


I wonder how much better off we would be had they remained that size!