Photos: Australia's first handheld mobile reaches 25

Feb 23, 2012

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of handheld mobiles by Telstra, then Telecom. We decided to take a look back at one of the popular models, compared to today's choices.

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The Walkabout TM was one of three handheld mobile phones launched by Telecom on 23 February, 1987. At the time, it cost $5,200.  
 

The Walkabout TM was one of three handheld mobile phones launched by Telecom on 23 February, 1987. At the time, it cost $5,200.

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