First Consumer Cell Phone "No tech nostalgia collection is complete without this old-school mobile phone. Designed by Rudy Krolopp and his team, the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X or "brick," as it has often been called, hit the market in 1984 to the delight of chatty Kathys everywhere, despite its gargantuan $3,995 price tag. The video (above) is one of Motorola's DynaTAC ads from the '80s."
Motorola DynaTAC, Motorola DynaTAC 8000X, was introduced to the public in 1984. This is the first public available cell phone. Compare to today's cell phone, there are many differences. This phone weighted heavier with about 1.75 pounds. When carrying this cell phone, people felt like carrying a brick on their hands or in their bags. Also, the battery can only allow a 30 minute call rather than today's thousands of minute calls.