Cell phones through the years
Cell phones have changed drastically in both functionality and size since they were first introduced to consumers 30 years ago. From phones that simply make calls to mobile internet browsers and pocket video cameras, here's a list of some of the most memorable phone designs throughout the years.
The Motorola DynaTAC cellular phone was the world's first commercial cellular phone and weighed in at 28 ounces, according to Motorola.
Motorola released its MicroTAC cellular phone in 1989. The phone weighed 12.3 ounces and was the smallest and lightest model on the market at the time.
The Motorola Lingo was released in 1994 and featured the company's first commercial digital radio system, which integrated paging, data and cellular communications and voice dispatch in a single radio network and handset, according to Motorola.
Motorola released the StarTAC wearable cell phone in 1996 and could be hooked up to notebook computer modems for increased data transmission.
The Nokia 3310 was released in 2000 and is one of the company's most widely recognizable phones. It is often considered "the indestructible cell phone" in many internet memes.
The Siemens C25 was released in 1999.
The Motorola PEBL was released in 2005 and gained popularity for its vertical external display and rounded edges.
Released in 2003, the Nokia 3300 was one of the company's first music phones, with the ability to play mp3s and record audio with a digital voice recorder. Nokia's failed video game system, called the N-Gage, sported a similar design.
The Motorola Razr V3 was released in 2004 and is the bestselling flip-phone to date, selling more than 130 million units, according sales figures.
The Samsung SGH-D500 was released in 2004 and is a slider-style camera phone.
The Sidekick II was released in 2004 as the successor to the Sidekick (also called the Danger HipTop) and a directional pad on the left side of the unit.
The first generation iPhone was released in 2007 and featured a rounded design similar to Apple's iPod Classic model.
The Blackberry Z10 is the company's answer to the iPhone 5 with a 4.2-inch touch screen, adaptive Blackberry keyboard that learns your typing habits, and 4G LTE capability.
The Nokia Lumia 928 is the company's latest smartphone, offering users a full Windows operating system, 4.5-inch touch screen, and 32 GB of internal memory.
The Galaxy S4 features a full Android operating system, a 5-inch high-definition touch screen, and a 13-megapixel camera for shooting video and photos.