The evolution of telephones

The evolution of telephones

Summary: From Alexander Graham Bell's liquid transmitter to smartphones, this CBS News photo gallery shows the evolution of telephones.

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  • Alexander Graham Bell spoke the words "Mr. Watson, come here. I want you," into a phone similar to this one.

    Author: Chenda Ngak

    Credit: Cyber Telephone Museum/Ron Christianson

  • This 1879 top box wall set was made with mahogany wood and Viaduct Manufacturing Co. hardware.

    Author: Chenda Ngak

    Credit: Cyber Telephone Museum/Ron Christianson

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Topics: Mobility, Smartphones, Telcos

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