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University celebrates 40 years of the mobile with record attempt

Ring a bell? Handsets like this could help set a world record Photo: General/Topham Picturepoint/Press Association Images

The University of Salford is celebrating 40 years of the mobile phone by attempting to set a world record.

Visitors are being invited to help create the largest collection of different models of mobile phone ever brought to a public event.

The University will also be showcasing its own collection of mobiles.

A special lecture will trace the evolution of the mobile phone over its 40 year history illustrating how the handset has changed over that time.