The digital mobile phone comes of age

In July 2012, the celebrates its 21st birthday. Of course wireless technology is much older, dating to the turn of the 20th century, and analogue cellular mobile phones — so called first-generation (1G) phones — were already around in July 1991 when the Finnish operator, Radiolinja, opened the world’s first commercial digital mobile service. But there are good reasons to celebrate the coming of age of the mobile phone and, heck, everyone likes a party.

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