Ericsson GH 174


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  • Ericsson GH 174

    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

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  • Motorla 3200 International

    WOW Factor: The first Motorola portable GSM

    Evaluation in my collection: BNIB – 10/10


    Life timer: 0  |  Boxed: YES

    Release Year: 1992  |  Release Price: ~750 GBP

    About: The Motorola International 3200 was the first digital hand-held mobile telephone introduced in 1992, along with the more compact 5200, 5080, 7200 and 7500 “flip phones” introduced in 1994. It was preceded by the International 1000 and 2000 GSM phones, quite big (small portable suitcase), and although being the first GSM portable phones, they were not GSM certified, therefore couldn’t be officially connected to the network (first to be certified was Orbitel TPU 900).

    The International 3200 was designed to substitute the phones using the original analog cell technology developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s and first commercially available in 1983. Because of the 3200’s GSM technology, units still operates on any current 900 MHz GSM networks operating to this day (not with 3G SIM’s).

    Reviews when released: N/A

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  • Nokia 1011

    WOW Factor: The first mass produced GSM phone

    Evaluation in my collection: Great – 9/10


    Life timer: N/A  |  Boxed: YES

    Release Year: 1992  |  Release Price: ~2500 DM

    About: The Nokia 1011 (NHE-2X5, NHE-2XN) is the first mass-produced GSM phone. It was sold also as Mobira Cityman 2000. The typenumber refers to the launch date, 10 November 1992. The black handset measured 195 x 60 x 45 mm and featured a monochrome LCD and an extendable antenna. The memory could hold 99 phone numbers. It did not yet employ Nokia’s characteristic ringtone: that was only introduced in 1994. The phone operated in the 900 MHz GSM band. At that time the device cost about 2500 DM[2] (about 1797 euros today).

    Reviews when released: N/A

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