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How the Nokia 3210 Candy Bar Revolutionized the Cell Phone Years Before Apple's iPhone

Cell phones were introduced as big, expensive bricks in the 1980s — only attainable for the privileged few. It wasn’t until 1999, when Nokia introduced its customizable 3210 candy bar, that cell phones became not just a necessity, but an accessory everyone wanted. NBCLX’s Fernando Hurtado explores the history of our favorite possession.