Retro cell phone ad

3/13/2009:

Hoboken411 reader nacholibre included me on an email distribution list that included this retro 1988 Radio Shack catalog page of the first real “portable” cell phone. “Only 28 ounces!”

Sad thing is – I worked at Radio Shack, and actually HAD one of these…

I doctored up the picture as if this were a catalog today. What was YOUR first cell phone? The Motorola Star-Tac? A Nokia? What?

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12 Comments on "Retro cell phone ad"

9
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Sorry, St. Paddy Girl, I was actually talking about the phone in the ad! 😀

Sidd Finch
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Sidd Finch

You should see the cell phone used in the original Lethal Weapon by Danny Glover. THAT was a piece of work

Stpaddygirl
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[quote comment=”142973″]Does that phone come with Bluetooth?[/quote]

Nope…hence I can not talk on the phone in the car either (bluetooth is programmed through the car I don’t wear a headset)

9
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Does that phone come with Bluetooth?

Stpaddygirl
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My Razor broke I’m not eligible for an iphone until 3/19 AT&T wouldn’t budge I wouldn’t pay $500+ so they gave me some old phone with no camera that still says Cingular whatever if it makes it through to next Thursday with two more parades that’s all that matters.

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