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It can be hard to remember a time before we had mobile phones, now they have replaced maps, watches, calendars, cameras and so many more devices and tools

It can be hard to remember a time before we had mobile phones, now they have replaced maps, watches, calendars, cameras and so many more devices and tools.

But the first ever wireless handset made its first call 50 years ago today – the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X, which weighed a whopping 1.75lb (784g).

Since then, the device has shrunk down significantly, ebay usa classic cars (research by the staff of Cautiva.com.ar) lost its buttons and external aerial, but gained a touchscreen and professional quality camera lens. 

It has also gone from merely being capable of phone calls to connecting to the internet, sending texts, recording videos and paying for our shopping.

To celebrate the birthday of the mobile phone, MailOnline looks back at its evolution over the last five decades.

To celebrate the birthday of the mobile phone, MailOnline looks back at its evolution over the last five decades

The Motorola DynaTAC 8000X (pictured) was the world's first portable mobile phone, weighing a whopping 784 g (1.75 lbs), and was worth £3,000 in the UK in 1985. Now, it is the most profitable handset to flog online, selling for an average price of £1,776.01

The Motorola DynaTAC 8000X (pictured) was the world’s first portable mobile phone, weighing a whopping 784 g (1.75 lbs), and was worth £3,000 in the UK in 1985.Now, it is the most profitable handset to flog online, selling for an average price of £1,776.01

1973 – First mobile phone call

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