25 years of the mobile phone – Vote for the top 10 iconic designs


BCS Manchester Branch and University of Salford

This month marks an important anniversary. It is 25 years since the first mobile phone networks were launched in the UK. It was on 1st January 1985 that Vodafone launched, shortly followed on the 7th January 1985 by Cellnet (now O2). Now, 25 years on, there are more mobile phones in the UK than people.

The Guardian newspaper was one of the few to cover the anniversary:


So, in 25 years we have gone from mobiles that you could barely carry and that were only capable of making telephone calls to a pocket seized device that is a mobile computer providing full access to the web and multimedia services. Along the way there have been some really iconic designs. But which ones should be in the top ten? Why not take part in our survey and select those mobiles from our long list which you feel deserve to be in the top 10.

Vote now at: www.iconicmobiles.com