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Tomorrow’s World: Mobile Phone 13 September 1979 – BBC

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From the BBC Archive ‘Tomorrow’s World’ collection: www.bbc.co.uk Michael Rodd makes a call with an experimental cordless mobile phone. It’s 1979 and time for the telephone to go mobile. In this report from a longer programme, Michael Rodd (pictured above) examines a British prototype for a cordless telephone that allows the user to make calls from anywhere. Also included at the end of this item is a rather nice out-take as Rodd also experiences the first mobile wrong number.
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  1. spencababy911 says:

    @DaddysBigTummy Glad they invented text, cus who wants to call people on a phone?

  2. stephenchucky says:

    i want one!

  3. UncleFeedle says:

    A mobile with a dial would be the coolest retro phone ever.

  4. Jexington80 says:

    HOW COOL IS THAT!!! I can’t wait till they bring mobile phones out.

  5. LinuxManUK says:

    Michael Rodd and a Yaesu FT 202 -R – Michael Rodd is excellent.

  6. senat06 says:

    much more information at a very interesting website ** postika**.biz **

  7. richardburns1560 says:

    Thank you for watching: where the TROUBLE started of all stress life’s these day’s.

  8. 126Oli says:

    2011.
    Still no flying cars…

  9. benthejrporter says:

    “Unique mobile handset”? My arse! Where’s the app showing me the films at Chelmsford cinema? I don’t want it. It’s too big and ugly anyway! It would be embarassing to show to my friends.

  10. fogster31 says:

    @1100HondaCB ha cock
    

  11. SerialKiller19036 says:

    The RF would have fried his kidney had he spent 3 minutes in a conversation. Everytime he pulled down his zipper, you would hear bbc radio two.

  12. 05Rudey says:

    I’d love to walk into starbucks and sit next to a person who is using a iPad and iPhone and fire this baby up!!! Along with an Osborne-1 portable computer shaking everyones coffee on the table.. Ha ha ha.

  13. HansMartin132 says:

    But wil it blend?

  14. 1100HondaCB says:

    Whoever invented the mobile should have been drowned at birth. If only that cunt knew the turmoil he/she would inevitably cause for future generations. Mobiles are anti-social in the sense when one is conversing with another and their phone rings, then a pleasant conversation is cut short in favour of the telephone. Also when I am in a public place, someone’s phone rings and the whole world soon has no option but to listen. People have also been killed on the roads as a result of the mobile.

  15. 3Deity says:

    @senorleemond If you had got this, you’d be a mutated zombie from the 9,000,000 RADs per second it probably emitted! :o)

  16. ucheucheuche says:

    1979
    Wow, Tomorrow’s World ahead of their time!
    2009
    We’ve only just got this handset with bluetooth recently:
    youtube.com/watch?v=FR_2dnBEapM
    2011
    (Smiley Face)

  17. MrYorkshireFella says:

    Englishman: “Here, Eric. Check out my new invention!”

    American: “It’s, it’s…a phone, but it’s mobile!”

    Englishman: “Exactly, it’s a mobile pho-.

    American: “Yeeehaw, I think we should call it a….cell phone!”

    Englishman: *Facepalm*.

  18. MrYorkshireFella says:

    Englishman: “Here, Eric. Check out my new invention!”

    American: “It’s, it’s…a phone, but it’s mobile!”

    Englishman: “Exactly, it’s a mobile pho-.

    American: “Yeeehaw, I think we should call it a….cell phone!”

    Englishman: *Facepalm*

  19. MrYorkshireFella says:

    Englishman: “Here, Eric. Check out my new invention!”

    American: “It’s, it’s…a phone, but it’s mobile!”

    Englishman: “Exactly, it’s a mobile pho-

    American: “Yeeehaw, I think we should call it a….cell phone!”

    Englishman: *Facepalm*

  20. zytigon says:

    For truth about religion try Robert M. Price, ‘ The reason driven life ‘, Victor J. Stenger, Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, PZ Meyers, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, Michael Shermer; skeptics society, Peter Atkins, John W. Loftus, Dan Barker, Valerie Tarico, Truth-savescom, skepticsannotatedbible for Koran & Book of Mormon, talkorigins, wisdomcommons, mindvendorcom. 1500BCE papyrus of ani , David Mills, Joseph Wheless, Bart Ehrman,

  21. jimmyass says:

    oh if they saw what you could do on a phone to day….

  22. TheKenfig says:

    Where was the lead going ; up his ass ?

  23. senorleemond says:

    broadcast 32 years ago today!!!! The day before my 9th birthday!! Didn’t get a mobile phone as a present though!

  24. senorleemond says:

    broadcast 31 years ago today!!!! The day before my 9th birthday!! Didn’t get a mobile phone as a present though!

  25. andygin says:

    UK invents everything but ! nothing more to say ! x

  26. spencababy911 says:

    @DaddysBigTummy Glad they invented text, cus who wants to call people on a phone?

  27. stephenchucky says:

    i want one!

  28. UncleFeedle says:

    A mobile with a dial would be the coolest retro phone ever.

  29. Jexington80 says:

    HOW COOL IS THAT!!! I can’t wait till they bring mobile phones out.

  30. LinuxManUK says:

    Michael Rodd and a Yaesu FT 202 -R – Michael Rodd is excellent.

  31. senat06 says:

    much more information at a very interesting website ** postika**.biz **

  32. richardburns1560 says:

    Thank you for watching: where the TROUBLE started of all stress life’s these day’s.

  33. 126Oli says:

    2011.
    Still no flying cars…

  34. benthejrporter says:

    “Unique mobile handset”? My arse! Where’s the app showing me the films at Chelmsford cinema? I don’t want it. It’s too big and ugly anyway! It would be embarassing to show to my friends.

  35. fogster31 says:

    @1100HondaCB ha cock

  36. SerialKiller19036 says:

    The RF would have fried his kidney had he spent 3 minutes in a conversation. Everytime he pulled down his zipper, you would hear bbc radio two.

  37. 05Rudey says:

    I’d love to walk into starbucks and sit next to a person who is using a iPad and iPhone and fire this baby up!!! Along with an Osborne-1 portable computer shaking everyones coffee on the table.. Ha ha ha.

  38. HansMartin132 says:

    But wil it blend?

  39. 1100HondaCB says:

    Whoever invented the mobile should have been drowned at birth. If only that cunt knew the turmoil he/she would inevitably cause for future generations. Mobiles are anti-social in the sense when one is conversing with another and their phone rings, then a pleasant conversation is cut short in favour of the telephone. Also when I am in a public place, someone’s phone rings and the whole world soon has no option but to listen. People have also been killed on the roads as a result of the mobile.

  40. 3Deity says:

    @senorleemond If you had got this, you’d be a mutated zombie from the 9,000,000 RADs per second it probably emitted! :o)

  41. ucheucheuche says:

    1979
    Wow, Tomorrow’s World ahead of their time!
    2009
    We’ve only just got this handset with bluetooth recently:
    youtube.com/watch?v=FR_2dnBEapM
    2011
    (Smiley Face)

  42. MrYorkshireFella says:

    Englishman: “Here, Eric. Check out my new invention!”

    American: “It’s, it’s…a phone, but it’s mobile!”

    Englishman: “Exactly, it’s a mobile pho-.

    American: “Yeeehaw, I think we should call it a….cell phone!”

    Englishman: *Facepalm*.

  43. MrYorkshireFella says:

    Englishman: “Here, Eric. Check out my new invention!”

    American: “It’s, it’s…a phone, but it’s mobile!”

    Englishman: “Exactly, it’s a mobile pho-.

    American: “Yeeehaw, I think we should call it a….cell phone!”

    Englishman: *Facepalm*

  44. MrYorkshireFella says:

    Englishman: “Here, Eric. Check out my new invention!”

    American: “It’s, it’s…a phone, but it’s mobile!”

    Englishman: “Exactly, it’s a mobile pho-

    American: “Yeeehaw, I think we should call it a….cell phone!”

    Englishman: *Facepalm*

  45. zytigon says:

    For truth about religion try Robert M. Price, ‘ The reason driven life ‘, Victor J. Stenger, Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, PZ Meyers, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, Michael Shermer; skeptics society, Peter Atkins, John W. Loftus, Dan Barker, Valerie Tarico, Truth-savescom, skepticsannotatedbible for Koran & Book of Mormon, talkorigins, wisdomcommons, mindvendorcom. 1500BCE papyrus of ani , David Mills, Joseph Wheless, Bart Ehrman,

  46. jimmyass says:

    oh if they saw what you could do on a phone to day….

  47. TheKenfig says:

    Where was the lead going ; up his ass ?

  48. senorleemond says:

    broadcast 32 years ago today!!!! The day before my 9th birthday!! Didn’t get a mobile phone as a present though!

  49. senorleemond says:

    broadcast 31 years ago today!!!! The day before my 9th birthday!! Didn’t get a mobile phone as a present though!

  50. andygin says:

    UK invents everything but ! nothing more to say ! x

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