MOTOROLA StarTAC / StarTAC RAINBOW


StarTAC was unveiled in North America on January 3, 1996.[3] Then the smallest cell phone available, this AMPS phone was an immediate success.

StarTACs remained popular until the early 2000s, appearing in many Hollywood movies of the period such as 8mm starring Nicolas Cage. Many MicroTAC owners switched to this particular model due to its compact size and light weight.

During its initial launch, magazine ads for the phone would include an actual size cardboard rendition that could be pulled from the page to demonstrate the diminutive nature of the device.

The sleek Motorola StarTac mobile phone was introduced at the price of $1,000— at a time when many mobile phone makers started giving away their products in return for user subscription fees.

-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorola_StarTAC

 

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