DynaTAC 8000x Mobile Phone
This is a Mobile Phone. It was designed by Martin Cooper, Rudolph Krolopp and Donald Linder and manufactured by Motorola, Inc.. It is dated 1983 and we acquired it in 2017. Its medium is molded plastic, electronic components. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
First developed as a prototype by Motorola in 1973, the DynaTAC 8000x was the first commercially available handheld cellular phone, released ten years later. Motorola’s engineering team invested $100 million in the development of the phone alongside a high capacity system to carry the calls. Known as “the brick,” the phone comprised thirty circuit boards, facilitated a talk-time of thirty-five minutes, required ten hours to recharge, and sold for $3,995.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Robert M. Greenberg.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 19.5 × 7.5 × 4 cm (7 11/16 × 2 15/16 × 1 9/16 in.)
Cite this object as
DynaTAC 8000x Mobile Phone; Designed by Martin Cooper (American, born 1928), Rudolph Krolopp, Donald Linder (American, born ca. 1943); Manufactured by Motorola, Inc. (United States); molded plastic, electronic components; H x W x D: 19.5 × 7.5 × 4 cm (7 11/16 × 2 15/16 × 1 9/16 in.); Gift of Robert M. Greenberg; 2017-51-25-a/e
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Bob Greenberg Selects.