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Essentials of Mobile Handset Design by Peter Whale, Abhi Naha

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8 Conclusion

From the first mobile telephone call on a street in Manhattan, New York, in 1973, through to the six billionth mobile phone connection just short of 40 years later, the mobile handset has transformed our ability to communicate and connect. Its level of sophistication is astonishing, yet it has weaved its way so inextricably into the fabric of modern life that it is already challenging to think of how we ever survived without these devices. The next 40 years are sure to be just as exciting a journey, as the handset increasingly becomes our fundamental tool for interacting with people, information and things, both in the real world and the virtual world.
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