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The mobile phone turns 40

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mobanivlWed 03 Apr 2013 – The can’t live without gadget turns 40 this month – celebrate by reading the latest news from Lloyd’s on your mobile device

40 years ago today, in New York on 3 April 1973, Martin Cooper, a senior engineer at Motorola, made the first mobile phone call to a competitor at AT&T.

It was on a Motorola DynaTAC, a device which was 9 inches tall, comprised 30 circuit boards, had a talk-time of 35 minutes, and took 10 hours to change.

Clearly times have changed – as has the face of mobile technology. Today, the worldwide telecoms industry reportedly boasts annual revenues of £800bn, owing to four decades of innovation and development, which has led to the creation of the smartphone.

In line with the telecoms industry continuing to drive forward and innovate, Lloyd’s recently launched a new mobile friendly version of the site.

In the nature of today’s constantly moving business environment, more and more users require access to the Lloyd’s website on the go, and in response to this we’ve launched our first mobile friendly website.

Next time you’re out and about and want to read the latest news, look up a contact or find an address – try the new mobile lloyds.com.

You will be automatically directed to the mobile website if you access lloyds.com from a mobile phone.

(source: Lloyds of London)

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