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Ericsson T39 | TechMuseum 
Year of release: 2001

  • Network:  GSM
  • Dimensions: 96 x 50 x 18 mm
  • Weight: 86 g
  • Antenna : Yes
  • Display : Monochrome
  • Sound : Monophonic
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • WiFi: No
  • OS: Ericsson

The Ericsson T39 features a GSM Network connection with an antenna and Bluetooth, but without WiFi. The operating system was the manufacturer’s and had monochromic display and monophonic sound.

The Ericsson Mobile Communications entirely focused on the mobile phones division market. This subsidiary evolved through the joint structure of General Electric with Swedish Ericsson Radio Systems. In the following years, The Sony Mobile Communications Inc. was a Japanese joint venture between Sony Group Corporation and Swedish Ericsson founded in 2001. The peak of the company was marked in 2007 with the shares occupying 9% of the global mobile phone market holding fourth place in the classification of manufacturers.

During the 2000s Ericsson was the third largest mobile phone vendor with a 11% market share. Some delays on releases took place, but the company overcame these misfortunes. Some notable experimental projects were the handheld PCs which would connect through Bluetooth with a base station in the household, but also tablet computers with touch sensitive screen.

That was just a snapshot on the presentation of the techmuseum series. Indulge more into the history. Continue reading more about the present model, the Ericsson T39 here. Alternatively, find more exciting stories like this one here.

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