I just realized that I've managed to go months without mentioning a mobile phone on Retro Thing. That's quite an accomplishment, considering the never-ending stream of press releases for "groundbreaking new models" that parade across the front page of many technology blogs. Let's revisit Motorola's first handset from 1983, the awesomely old-school $3995 Motorola DynaTAC 8000X.
Here's what Retrobrick has to say about the 8000X: "In 1983 the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X received approval from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission and become the world's first commercial handheld cellular phone. When it was made available for purchase just a few months later on March 6 1983 it ignited a demand for personal wireless communication. Everyone wanted to be the first to get their hands on these awesomely unwieldy portable analogue brain-fryers."
If you're feeling really nostalgic, Retrobrick will cheerfully sell you one of these classics for a mere £29.