|Model Name||DynaTac 8000x (Dynamic Adaptive Total Area Coverage)|
|Production Period||1983 - 1998 (DynaTac series)|
|Specifications||LED display, 790 grams weight, 10 inches high, AMPS/GSM900,|
|Original Retail Price||$3,995|
|Seen in||American Psycho (1991), Wallstreet (1987), Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (videogame, 2002)|
The Motorola DynaTac 8000x: The first cell phone that was offered commercially to the public in the year of 1983. Developed by Motorola since 1973, the cell phone cost $4000 at its launch and weighted nearly 2 pounds.
Motorola DynaTac 8000x: Heavy and poor battery life
Charging the phone completely took about 10 hours while only providing its user with a speech time of 30 minutes until the battery died. The phone had a red LED-display and could save up to 30 numbers. Due to its size and shape the Dynatac 8000x was named “the brick”. If you are lucky to have a DynaTac available you will not be able to use it anymore due to the fact that this phone is analogue and will not work on the modern networks without a sim card.
Motorola DynaTac8000x: The first mobile to be mobile
Whereas other cell phones of the era could only be stationarily installed in cars or had to be carried around in a suitcase, the Motorola DynaTac was the first cellphone that could be carried around freely and has since become a symbol of the 80s as it was featured in movies such as “American Psycho” or “Wall Street”. The phone is actually still usable in the GSM-900 Band network until today and can still be found on ebay for prices reaching up to $400.