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

evolution of the mobile phone by docomo

chronologically organized display of mobile phones produced by docomo over the past 20 yearsimage © designboom

 

 

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.

 

 

 evolution of the mobile phone by docomofrom 1987 through to 1997timeline of cell phones from the exhibition edited by designboom

 

 

evolution of the mobile phone by docomofrom 1997 through to 2000timeline of cell phones from the exhibition edited by designboom

 

 

evolution of the mobile phone by docomofrom 2000 through to 2003timeline of cell phones from the exhibition edited by designboom

 

 

evolution of the mobile phone by docomofrom 2003 through to 2005timeline of cell phones from the exhibition edited by designboom

 

 

evolution of the mobile phone by docomofrom 2005 through to 2007timeline of cell phones from the exhibition edited by designboom

 

 

evolution of the mobile phone by docomofrom 2007 through to 2009timeline of cell phones from the exhibition edited by designboom

 

 

evolution of the mobile phone by docomofrom 2009 through to 2010timeline of cell phones from the exhibition edited by designboom

 

 

evolution of the mobile phone by docomofrom 2010 through to 2012timeline of cell phones from the exhibition edited by designboom

 

 

evolution of the mobile phone by docomocontinuing on from 2012timeline of cell phones from the exhibition edited by designboom

 

 


an animation of all the cellphones made to date
video © designboom

 

 

evolution of the mobile phone by docomoimage © designboom

 

evolution of the mobile phone by docomomobile phone (TZ803B)released in february 1989image © designboom

 

 

evolution of the mobile phone by docomodora picture book (316S)released in april 1998image © designboom

 

 

evolution of the mobile phone by docomoWRISTOMOlaunched in may 2003image © designboom

 

 

 

evolution of the mobile phone by docomoP253ireleased in november, 2004image © designboom

 

 

evolution of the mobile phone by docomokids’ phone F801ireleased in december, 2007image © designboom

 

 

evolution of the mobile phone by docomoSH-04Blaunched in december 2009image © designboom

 

 

evolution of the mobile phone by docomotouch wood SH-08Creleased in march 2011image © designboom

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  • Dude!! That’a awesome! Where can I download a high quality picture of all those phones!?!

    Fab
  • I cannot really tell from this post: too tiny pics and a huge number of phones.
    But the idea is very good. It requires a panel of curators that would define criteria (technology, aesthetic, popularity…etc…) and select the most significative 100 units in the 25 y history of mobile phones.
    Alternatively in this above collection have a map (underground style) to visit the exhibition according to curated criteria.
    Less is more.

    Raphael
  • It would be great if you click on these to get high res images of the collections. I feel that seeing tiny pixelated phones does not effectively communicate a theme of design history. DESIGN IS IN THE DETAILS: so why not show them?

    Daniel Braham
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