Mobile phones 1985 to 2000

Mobile phones by year

Mobile phones 1985-86: Motorola 8000S, Mitsubishi Roamer, Technophone PC135

These are UK phones year by year. This is not an exhaustive list, but we have tried to capture a flavour of what people generally used. Apologies if we have missed your favourite model.

Analogue phones

1983

1985

Mobile phones 1987-1988: NEC 9A, Motorola 8500X, Nokia Cityman 1320, Philips PRC30E, British Telecom Coral

1986

1987

1988


Mobile phones 1989-90: Motorola MicroTAC 9800X, British Telcom Ivory, NEC P3

1989

1990

1991


Mobile phones from 1992: Motrolal Personal, Nokia 101, Sony CMH-333, Swatch Cell phone

1992

1993

Some of the last analogue phones: Motrola 888, NEC P100, Nokia 232 and Sony CM-R111

1994

1995

1996

1997

Digital phones 1991 to 2000

GSM phones 1993-4: Ericssn GH337, Motorola 5200, One2One M200, Nokia 2140

1991

1992

1993

1994

GSM phones 1995-6: Nokia 1610, Nokia 2110i, Nokia 8110, Motorola 7500, Ericsson GA318, Motorola StarTAC

1995

1996

GSM phones 1997-8: Ericsson GA628, Motorola d160(Memphis), Nokia 5110 and Nokia 6110

1997

1998

GSM phones 1999: Motorola Timeport L7089, Ericsson T28, Nokia 8210, Motorola v3688, Nokia 3210, Segem 815

1999

2000

 
   
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