Cell Phone used by Henry Paulson

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts
Date Posted: 4/4/2016

The portability of cellular telephones provides users with the ability to make calls from almost anywhere and Motorola was built on portability. The company made car radios in the 1930s and portable radios called walkie-talkies for the U.S. military during World War Two, and played a major role in the development of cell phones. This Motorola “Razor” was used by Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson during his final year in office. The phone served as a primary means of communication for Paulson when dealing with such events as the 2008 financial crisis.