The "Brick" cell phone. The first cellular phone was the culmination of efforts begun at Bell Labs, which first proposed the idea of a cellular system in 1947, and continued to petition the FCC for channels through the 1950s and 1960s, and research conducted at Motorola. In 1960, John F. Mitchell, an electrical engineer who graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology, became Motorola's chief engineer for its mobile communication products. Model, circa mid-1970's.

The "Brick" mobile is one of the first phones that was available for your grandparents to buy. They call it a "brick mobile" as it is the size of a house brick.

Twenty years of PlayStation in one chart

Twenty years of PlayStation in one chart

The PlayStation brand turns 20 this year. Here& a chart showing the whole family.

Car phone/bag phones. lol exactly like my first "car phone" 1993

Car phone/bag phones - this looks like my first "cell phone". Of course I had to attach an antenna to the outside of the car :)

old Nokia phones. I had the one from 98. It was my first phone.

Vintage Nokias: my first phone was the Nokia 5110 the standard in cool with interchangeable faceplates and sweet polyphonic ringtones. Ah, memories!

Sony walkman - 80's baby!

Sony, it's time to act like Sony again

Create Digital Music has a nice piece on the Walkman's Birthday. Pretty surprising actually, I don't think I became aware of the Walkman until or so. Peter Kirn makes a good point: "Sony o.

Playing Snake on a green-screened Nokia phone. | 25 Things That Were Totally Normal In 1999

"Playing Snake on a green-screened Nokia phone." There's actually an app that recreates this experience for today - and you KNOW it's on both my phone and my tablet, LOL.