Motorola International 3200

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A Motorola International 3200 mobile phone (bottom), with its manual and charger, and also a modern Nokia 3210 phone for comparison (top).



The Motorola International 3200 was the first digital hand-size mobile telephone introduced in 1992, along with the more compact 5200, 7200 and 7500 "flip phones" introduced in 1994. It was preceded by the International 1000, which was the first GSM portable phone.



The International 3200 was designed to supplant 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, existing units will still operate on any current 900MHz GSM networks operating to this day.



Like other mobile phones that preceded it, the 3200's shape (and size) resembled an elongated brick, with the numeric buttons on the narrow side, along with the earphone and microphone. In Germany, it was called knochen, due to the resemblance in shape between it and a bone. Designed to work solely in the GSM 900 MHz band, the flexible "rubber duck" antenna was two-thirds as long as the phone's case. The phone contained 21 buttons the standard number pad, plus nine others:



MR (Recall)



a/c (Alpha/Clear)



Call (Send)



M+ (Store)



Fcn (Function)



End (End)



Pwr (Power)



Menu (Menu/SMS)



Vol (Volume)



It was severely limited in what information it could show due to the small dot matrix LCD. The handset couldn't receive or send SMS messages. The International 3300 was an improved version, which could receive SMS.



Equipped with a 750mAh battery which required 5 hours to charge, the phone lasted 8 hours in Stand-by or 30 minutes (continuous, weak signal) to 1 hour (short calls, good signal) of talk time. A 1500mAh battery was also offered as an option, requiring 10 hours to charge, with 16 hour of stand-by time or up to 2 hours of talk time.



Motorola also worked with Bosch to introduce the "Bosch Cartel S" phone. It was an identical copy of the Motorola International 3200, but with some cosmetic changes: it had white buttons and a Bosch battery, no charger plug, and no Motorola sign on its aerial.



Motorola also manufactured other models of mobile telephones in the same "brick" style as the International 3200, such as the Motorola Ultra Classic, the DynaTAC 8000x/8500x/8800x, and the "California" phone.



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