Online mobile museum enables you to revisit the phone you had at school

A selection of phones on display at the online mobile phone museum (mobilephonemuseum)

A collection of telephones on show on the on-line mobile phone museum (Mobile Phone Museum)

A set of mobile telephones detailing the historical past of the gadget has launched as an internet museum with greater than 2,000 handsets courting again to 1984.

The Mobile Phone Museum, based by business veterans Ben Wood and Matt Chatterley, contains high-resolution images and backstories for most of the telephones in its catalogue.

The museum started as a private assortment began by Mr Wood greater than 25 years in the past and has now grown to greater than 2,100 handsets.

To mark the launch, a particular one-day exhibition is being held in London, with pupils from an area main college visiting to expertise a show-and-tell with Mr Wood and the museum’s schooling crew on the historical past of the mobile phone and its significance.

The museum has signed up mobile operator Vodafone as a five-year sponsor.

‘This all started as a passion project over 25 years ago, so it’s immensely thrilling to work with Vodafone to launch the museum and to see so many business veterans and different pleasant faces on the exhibition,’ Mr Wood stated.

‘None of this would have been possible without the extraordinary generosity and effort of a handful of eager volunteers, donors and sponsors, so I want to thank them sincerely for their contributions.’

Ben Wood is the founder of the Mobile Phone Museum (Tim Whitby/Mobile Phone Museum)

Ben Wood is the founding father of the Mobile Phone Museum (Tim Whitby/Mobile Phone Museum)

‘No different invention in latest reminiscence has formed how we reside extra essentially than the mobile phone.

‘From mobile payments to citizen journalism, always-on social media and the ability to work anywhere, it’s tough to overstate the significance of the mobile phone.

‘It’s a privilege to have the ability to recognise and have a good time the units and individuals who have made such a big contribution to the world, as we protect that historical past and make it out there to all by launching the Mobile Phone Museum right now.’

You can browse the Mobile Phone Museum for your self by following this link.

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