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July 3, 2017 AT 1:00 pm

Tomorrow’s World: Mobile Phone 13 September 1979

This clip from the BBC via their Tomorrow’s World Archives is a great look at an early mobile phone design. Also, there’s just such a fantastic element of playfulness in the video’s production, something I think the BBC still does well in a lot of its segments today.

Michael Rodd makes a call with an experimental cordless mobile phone.
It’s 1979 and time for the telephone to go mobile. In this report from a longer programme, Michael Rodd (pictured above) examines a British prototype for a cordless telephone that allows the user to make calls from anywhere. Also included at the end of this item is a rather nice out-take as Rodd also experiences the first mobile wrong number.

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