Evolution of the Cell Phone


Japanese communications company NTT docomo has created an exhibit showcasing how the mobile phone has evolved since 1987. Can you spot your shitty cell phone from back in the day?

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42 Comments

  1. Pool Keepers Son

    November 19, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    where is the bag phone

    • heetz

      November 19, 2012 at 11:28 pm

      beat me to it. should’ve started in ’92.

    • jerkstoresean

      November 19, 2012 at 11:29 pm

      @Pool Keepers Son Zack Morris is rolling in his grave

    • madtowntom

      November 20, 2012 at 2:54 am

      @Pool Keepers Son only bag men use them now.!?

    • TBVickroy

      November 20, 2012 at 11:21 am

      @Pool Keepers Son
       The Michael Douglas Wall Street / Chris Penn Reservoir Dogs Phone is mia too.

      • Pool Keepers Son

        November 20, 2012 at 11:30 am

        @TBVickroyMy favorite phone of all time was Will Ferrell’s on SNL

      • harlequincy

        November 20, 2012 at 12:37 pm

        @TBVickroy  @Pool Keepers Son Zack Morris, too

    • bmqq316

      November 20, 2012 at 11:46 am

      @Pool Keepers Son It was great…you could make a phone call & look like you were calling in artillery at the same time.

      • harlequincy

        November 20, 2012 at 12:39 pm

        @bmqq316  @Pool Keepers Son use it to call in napalm airstrikes

  2. HumpX

    November 19, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    this list is a piece of shit. image is too small even when expanded, no info. its fucking wallpaper. put the fucking blunt down guys and think about what you are putting up for content.

    • K Dubya

      November 20, 2012 at 12:27 am

      @HumpX so much anger

      • madtowntom

        November 20, 2012 at 2:54 am

        @K Dubya  @HumpX so little time…

      • OllieInChicago

        November 20, 2012 at 10:37 am

        @K Dubya  @HumpX At least he doesn’t think Peppy smokes from a bowl.  We all know what Mr. B. thinks of people who smoke from bowls…..

  3. RonsCigar

    November 19, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Great to see Fez is still keeping the 90s alive with his cell phone.

    • shizz

      November 20, 2012 at 2:39 am

      @RonsCigar
       what the hell are you talking about?! The Jitterbug is a perfectly good phone for someone in his demo. (+65 gay seeking twink)

    • Roadrash Hicks

      November 20, 2012 at 6:01 am

      @RonsCigar Fez has a Galaxy III S just like Ron and Hicks #fezlieslikearug

  4. Judge Smails

    November 20, 2012 at 1:11 am

    I miss my flip phone.  I used to pretend I was Captain Kirk calling Scotty to beam me up.

    • StewartSmithRadio

      November 20, 2012 at 6:41 am

      @Judge Smails The trick was to slide your thumb into the crack, then flick your wrist as you push it open to get that “Kirk to Enterprise” moment.

      • Narc Zito

        November 20, 2012 at 7:26 am

        @StewartSmithRadio  @Judge So you were one of those Nextel push-to-talk customers?  I hated that.

  5. FLprodivider66

    November 20, 2012 at 4:47 am

    I want them to keep coming out with a larger screen until I’m practically talking into space!

  6. justForRon0Fez

    November 20, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Why is this list so unordered?

  7. edrooney

    November 20, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Order schmorder.

  8. TBVickroy

    November 20, 2012 at 9:47 am

    I need new glasses cuz  I don’t see an iPhone.

    • Pool Keepers Son

      November 20, 2012 at 10:30 am

      @TBVickroy apple would crush this company if they had an unauthorized picture of an iphone, did you what happened to Samsung

    • Pool Keepers Son

      November 20, 2012 at 10:32 am

      @TBVickroy apple would crush this company if they had an unauthorized picture of an iphone, did you see what happened to Samsung, I’m probably getting sued right now for using a non-capital a in their name

  9. jerkaruso

    November 20, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Did everyone have those Nokia brick phones? Snake was the greatest cell phone game of all time.

  10. Pool Keepers Son

    November 20, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Only 3 of these could be sprint phones, that’s all the choices they ever had

  11. Cletus from Brooklyn

    November 20, 2012 at 10:57 am

    I miss that fat phone. Not only can you use it for calls, or was a great weapon & paper weight…

  12. Cletus from Brooklyn

    November 20, 2012 at 10:58 am

    I miss that fat phone. Not only can you use it for calls, it was a great weapon & paper weight…

  13. cartermnyc

    November 20, 2012 at 11:32 am

    My dad had a massive cell phone in the 80s and early 90s.  It rarely worked and was the size of a large brick.  A few years later phones were startac sized… and they still had shitty reception.  Anyone remember when T9 and texting became a thing?  GAME CHANGER

  14. creepboot45

    November 20, 2012 at 11:58 am

    My dad had one with a curly cord  that was hard-wired into his truck and he looked like an 80’s movie president every time he made a call.

  15. Aria Taint

    November 20, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Where’s Op’s pebble?

  16. BadNewsJeff

    November 20, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Cell phone evolution is a fairy tale for grownups.  These phones are all part of God’s plan!

  17. OP4

    November 20, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Stenty Fez is watching movies and eating the theater popcorn now?  The next heart-attack in 5,4,3….

    • John in va

      November 20, 2012 at 2:25 pm

      @OP4 what in the world does that have to do with this topic at all.. smh

  18. John in va

    November 20, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    The bag phone was the shit… i wish i still had it..

  19. Smoke This

    November 20, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Where the fuck is the Star Tac?

    • John in va

      November 20, 2012 at 5:37 pm

      @Smoke This ohh shif the star tac i remember cant place it what year was that one.

  20. Ziggy Stardust

    November 20, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    So many sizes, features, and colors to talk about absolutely NOTHING of importance.

  21. Jerry65

    November 21, 2012 at 11:42 am

    I can’t see it, but is that stupid ass chocolate phone on there?

  22. assholebeads

    November 23, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    They all turn into the Jitterbug anyways.

  23. Voip Service

    November 26, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    I used to own some of those phones, ahhh brings back the old days of having one or two liner messaging mobile phones. Now phones can perform things that a personal computer could do.