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Who needs voice control, an internal compass or video recording when you can get this gem of a phone?

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I'm talking about the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X, aka the "Zach Morris Phone," which could double as a weapon or a nice bookend.


I'll be searching eBay for this piece of analog hotness.

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The DynaTac 8000X was the first phone to receive FCC approval in 1983, the same year Microsoft Word was first released, the final episode of MAS*H aired and the year "Thriller" was broadcast for the first time...leading to many years of embarrassing line dances at weddings and graduation parties. [Source: Wikipedia]

That image of Zach, er, I mean Mark-Paul Gosselaar is from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, where it seems a "Saved by the Bell" reunion was discussed.

Click below to watch a video clip from the show:


Photos courtesy of Gizmodo and Wikipedia