April 25, 2018
Ten Mobile Moments in Pop Culture History .
Today marks National Telephone Day, and to celebrate, we’re stepping back in time to remember ten of our favorite mobile device pop culture moments.
1. The Ellen Oscar Selfie
2. Zach Morris’ Brick Cell Phone
We can debate whether Saved by the Bell’s Zack Morris was a good character or not, but we can all certainly agree his cellphone made him a trendsetter.
3. Star Trek Communicator
“Beam me up Scotty!” The inventor of the first handheld mobile phone, Dr. Martin Cooper, said that Star Trek inspired the device.
4. Introduction of Emojis
5. Derek Zoolander’s and Will Ferrell’s Tiny Phones
6. The Devil Wears Prada Phone
While we don’t recommend hurling your cell phone into a fountain in Paris the next time you’re frustrated, how great was it when Andy did it in The Devil Wears Prada?
7. Get Smart Shoe Phone
8. American Idol Text-to-Vote
A revolutionary milestone in wireless pop culture is the text-to-vote system used to engage American Idol viewers by encouraging them to vote for their favorite contestants. It also inspired a system for disaster donation relief following Hurricane Katrina.