Motorola DynaTAC 8000X:
This was the first commercially available handheld mobile phone, introduced in 1983. It was the result of more than a decade of research and development by Motorola, led by Martin Cooper, who made the first mobile phone call in 1973. The phone weighed 790 grams, had a battery life of 30 minutes, and cost $3,995. It was nicknamed “the brick” because of its size and weight.
This was a 3G phone released by Nokia in 2003. It had a unique teardrop shape that made it stand out from other phones at the time. It also had a 0.3-megapixel camera, a color screen, and polyphonic ringtones. However, it was criticized for its awkward design, poor battery life, and lack of features compared to other 3G phones.
This was a collaboration between Samsung and Bang & Olufsen, launched in 2007. It was a phone that focused on music playback, with a slide-out speaker and a circular keypad. It also had a 2.26-inch LCD screen, a 4GB internal memory, and a 3-megapixel camera. It was very expensive, costing around $2,000. It was widely panned for its impractical design, poor sound quality, and lack of functionality.
This was an Android smartphone released by Motorola in 2010. It had a square shape that could flip open to reveal a QWERTY keyboard. It also had a 2.8-inch touchscreen, a 3-megapixel camera, and a custom user interface called Motoblur. It was aimed at young and social users who wanted a compact and quirky phone. However, it failed to impress critics and consumers with its low-resolution screen, slow performance, and outdated software.
This was an innovative smartphone released by LG in 2020. It had a swiveling main screen that could rotate 90 degrees to reveal a smaller secondary screen underneath. It also had a triple camera system with gimbal mode, wireless charging, and IP54 water resistance. It was designed to offer multitasking and gaming capabilities with its dual-screen setup. However, it was also very expensive, bulky, and fragile compared to other flagship phones.