The first mobile phone museum opens

26 November 2021
November 23 opened the first online museum of mobile phones. Now the project website features 2121 devices from 200 different brands: from the first "cellular" devices the size of a small case to unusual models of recent years. Each exhibit is accompanied by overview photographs, descriptions and additional materials.

The Mobile Phone Museum project was conceived by Ben Wood in 2004. In 2019, he joined forces with fellow mobile phone collector Matt Chatterley, and a year later they formed a non-profit organization with a small team. This is to preserve this important collection of mobile technology heritage and help fund future growth.

The collection currently includes over 2,000 individual models from over 200 different brands. In total, including duplicates, there are more than 3,500 devices.

When a device is donated, it is catalogued, tagged, photographed and moved to our secure vault. The flow of new devices continues almost daily. Each donor is marked on the site.

In addition to maintaining the collection, the project also has educational value - in the future, we hope to visit schools and provide students with resources to help them learn about the technologies that surround them.

 Enthusiasts do not strive to show all existing devices, so the site almost does not feature modern smartphones of the same type. The main vector of the museum is retro telephones and remarkable models of the 00s and early 10s. At the same time, the collection is constantly updated, and visitors to the online exhibition from all over the world can donate their phone to the museum. In the “Most Wanted” section, for example, YotaPhone 2 from Russia or the collaboration between Huawei and KFC.

You can visit the online museum link 
Source: tjournal

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