Vodafone transportable mobile phone, 1985.
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Marketed by Racal-Vodac Limited of Newbury, Berkshire, this model was sold as a dual role telephone that could be used either as a mobile unit installed in a car, or as a portable unit. It was aimed at the busy profesional market and at people whose work involved travelling. Its principal selling point was that the unit could easily be removed from the car and work independently from its own battery pack. It came complete with battery charger and an extension antenna, for use in areas with poor reception.