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10 years in tech: The crazy cellphone ideas of 2004

We take a look back at the futuristic cellphone ideas of a decade ago

  • Samsung's satellite TV cellphone on show at Telecom Asia in Busan, South Korea, in September 2004.

  • Packing a 1.5GB hard disk, Samsung's cellphone was the first in the world with the technology when it was on show at Telecom Asia in Busan, South Korea, in September 2004.

  • Pantech's uniquely styled gaming cellphone on show at Telecom Asia in Busan, South Korea, in September 2004.

  • This Pantech cellphone has a sensor that measures body temperature when held against the forehead. On show at Telecom Asia in Busan, South Korea, in September 2004.

  • This Pantech cellphone has a sensor that measures body temperature when held against the forehead. On show at Telecom Asia in Busan, South Korea, in September 2004.

  • LG's glucose measuring cellphone on show at Telecom Asia in Busan, South Korea, in September 2004.

  • LG's glucose measuring cellphone on show at Telecom Asia in Busan, South Korea, in September 2004.

  • NTT DoCoMo's fuel-cell phone charger was first shown as a prototype in September 2004

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