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See the evolution of the mobile phone in pictures

DesignBoom.com

Remember your first "brick" mobile phone? And now maybe you have a touch-screen iPhone or a Blackberry? What about all the endless iterations inbetween?

The Japanese communications company NTT docomo celebrated it's 20th anniversary with a chronological exhibition of mobile phones from their humble beginnings back in 1987 to the present day. They've also produced an amazing graphic which does for phones what those "ascent of man" drawings do for homo sapiens. Just look how far we've come!

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