Ten gadgets we (and the world) forgot

Posted by , 07 December 2008

Rabbit phone – what the hell were they thinking?

Rabbit phone – what the hell were they thinking?

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    Atari Lynx – somebody had to get this ball rolling

It was, admittedly, 1992, and the few people with mobile phones were military or millionaires, but the idea of a cell that you could only use if you were within spitting distance of a base-station (12,000 were put in shops, garages etc), was fatally flawed. With potential customers realizing that there was as good a chance of being near a public phone as a Rabbit base-station, a mere 10,000 suckers signed up.

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