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evolution of the mobile phone by docomo
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nov 17, 2012
evolution of the mobile phone by docomo


chronologically organized display of mobile phones produced by docomo over the past 20 years
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japanese communications company NTT docomo celebrates its 20th anniversary with an exhibition showcasing the evolution of
mobile phone culture starting from 1987 to the present day. the extensive chronological display of cell phones on view at tokyo designers’ week,
offered a visual documentation of the progress made in terms of size, shape, form, color and materials used in the design of today’s mobile devices.

 

 

 
from 1987 through to 1997
timeline of cell phones from the exhibition edited by designboom

 

 


from 1997 through to 2000
timeline of cell phones from the exhibition edited by designboom

 

 


from 2000 through to 2003
timeline of cell phones from the exhibition edited by designboom

 

 


from 2003 through to 2005
timeline of cell phones from the exhibition edited by designboom

 

 


from 2005 through to 2007
timeline of cell phones from the exhibition edited by designboom

 

 


from 2007 through to 2009
timeline of cell phones from the exhibition edited by designboom

 

 


from 2009 through to 2010
timeline of cell phones from the exhibition edited by designboom

 

 


from 2010 through to 2012
timeline of cell phones from the exhibition edited by designboom

 

 


continuing on from 2012
timeline of cell phones from the exhibition edited by designboom

 

 


an animation of all the cellphones made to date
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mobile phone (TZ803B)
released in february 1989
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dora picture book (316S)

released in april 1998
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WRISTOMO
launched in may 2003
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P253i
released in november, 2004
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kids’ phone F801i
released in december, 2007
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SH-04B
launched in december 2009
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touch wood SH-08C
released in march 2011
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