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Motorola Museum

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We’re getting close to the end of the year, which means I’m once again talking to as many Motorola execs as I can for reflections on the last twelve months and predictions on technology in the new year. But when I interviewed CTO Ray Sokola last week (more to come later on that conversation), I was surprised to find that his take on Motorola history goes much farther back than just 2008. In fact he’s got a veritable museum of Motorola gadgets in his office. Check out the old radios in the photo above. In the gallery below are an old Motorola TV, a “portable” radio designed to be carried on your hip, and a suitcase radio. That’s a tuner on the handle and all the radio guts inside the case. World’s first walkman?

2 Responses

  1. Hi Mari,

    Thanks for sharing the post about Ray’s collection. He has a great perspective on Motorola heritage and has in fact made history himself with patents and innovations. If readers are interested in learning more about Motorola history, please direct them to the Motorola Heritage Services & Archives site: compass.mot.com/go/heritage. They can also contact us directly: history@motorola.com; or call me at 847-538-5571. Sue Topp, Motorola Corporate Archivist.

  2. great, it is the first time i see stuff like this, so interesting.
    it’s like these radios are breathing with history.
    now it’s not that radios are smaller, there are even things like internet radio player
    thank you for sharing the pictures! vintage stuff looks really good.

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