Ericsson GH 174Type: 1512
Evaluation in my collection: Very good – 8.5/10
Life timer: N/A | Boxed: YES
Release Year: 1992 | Release Price: ~300 EUR
About: Ericsson?s new GSM digital pocket telephone, the GH172, has now received the ITA (Interim Type Approval) certificate from German authorities. The GH172 has passed all segments of the required testing, and was approved for the digital telephone standard in Europe, GSM. Deliveries of the product will begin in Germany in November, 1992. Ericsson?s first GSM phone was a re-engineered version of the similar looking, NH72. N refers to NMT, the old Nordic analogue network, G to GSM and H stands for hand portable/handset. The NH72 was developed from a larger brown and orange creation, Ericsson?s first hand portable, the HotLine Pocket. Nils Rylands, Head of Research at the Ericsson Mobile Telephone Laboratory and his team took a police radio and turned it into a mobile phone. The codename for this project was ?Curt?. ?Curt? broke a long running Ericsson tradition.
Up until then, all Ericsson mobile phone research projects had been given female names. The female naming returned for the GH172/NH72, which was called ?Olivia?. The successor, a slightly updated version GH174, made in white buttons.
Reviews when released: Ericssoners