kyle bean: evolution of the mobile phone kyle bean: evolution of the mobile phone
jun 10, 2009

kyle bean: evolution of the mobile phone

the mobile evolution image courtesy of kyle bean




kyle bean‘s, project ‘mobile evolution’ highlights the advancements we have experienced  in mobile phone technology over the past two and a half decades. the series of eight phones which line up from biggest to smallest  (which also indicates oldest to newest models), can be nestled inside one another  much like russian babushka dolls.


the models which bean has selected to highlight are: 1985 – motorola dynaTAC 1988 – nokia mobira cityman 1320 1991 – AEG teleport 1993 – ericsson GH198 1996 – motorola micro TAC 650 1998 – siemens C10 2001 – nokia 3210 2005 – motorola razr V3 2009 – samsung tocco


see a video of the mobile evolution – miniaturization in the style of a russian doll.

each cellphone opens in half to accommodate the next image courtesy of kyle bean

the cellphones taken apart image courtesy of kyle bean

one mobile nestled into the next image courtesy of kyle bean

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