Nokia’s first 'handheld' mobile phone, the Mobira Cityman 900, launched in 1989 and weighed just 800g – a huge improvement over 1982’s 9.8kg Mobira Senator model.
There used to be a time when from time to time I'd get a girl's phone number, and then I'd never talk to her again. But, unlike so many other occasions back then, I soldiered on and forced myself to make the call.
In 1983, Motorola released its first commercial mobile phone, known as the Motorola Dyna TAC 8000X.
So how do you kick your fear to the curb and get yourself calling the amazing women you meet?
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But when it comes to technology, 40-years is like going back to the days of Moses or the Roman Empire.
But when it comes to dating – especially online dating – the phone call is still an intrinsic part of the process.
After all, who wants to meet up with someone without first hearing their voice?