The Mobira Senator was the Nokia’s First mobile telephone, launched on January 1982.
It was designed to be used as a car phone and became very popular at that time. As compared to the modern days, it was bit too heavy as it weighed around 9.8kg. So you can understand why people wouldn’t want to be lugging it around. That’s why the phone was specially marketed for in-car use only. It was also considered as a huge status symbol at that time.
|Early Price||: $4500(1982)|
If you had this phone in today’s date, you could make a fortune with it.
Mobira Senator: History
Mobira developed mobile phones for the Nordic Mobile Telephone(NMT) network, called the “1G” and was the first fully automatic cellular phone system. It became commercially available in 1981. In 1982, Mobira introduced its first car phone, the “Mobira Senator” for NMT – 450 networks.
Nokia’s telecommunications branch originally existed as a merger between themselves and Salora OY. The two companies released handsets under the name Mobira. It was not until 1989 that Nokia began manufacturing phones under its own name.