At least some content in this article is derived from information featured in Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World. Spoilers will be present within the article.
A mobile phone (also known as cell phone) was a portable telephone. It enabled the user to make and receive calls and messages while moving around a wide geographic area by connecting to a cellular network (which were all connected to the public telephone network) via a radio link. Some mobile phones featured built-in cameras that allowed the user to take photos and capture video with the device.
Shortly before the Millennium Bridge was attacked by Death Eaters on 24 June 1996, a Muggle person on the bridge was seen taking a picture of their friend with the camera on their mobile phone. Anji Oliver, a Muggle from Ilford in Essex, managed to film the disaster on her mobile phone and showed it to the authorities.
Behind the scenes
- The mention of a camera phone in a prop copy of the The Guardian created for the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is an anachronism, since the scene in which the paper is featured is set in 1996, and the first camera phone made commercially available was sold in Japan in 2000.
- More recent mobile devices known as smartphones are capable of running various applications. Some of these are related to the Harry Potter franchise, including Harry Potter: Find Scabbers, Harry Potter: Spells, and Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World .
Notes and references
- ↑ "Mobile phone" on Wikipedia
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter Limited Edition - A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department: Posters, Prints, and Publications from the Harry Potter Films (see this image)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film) (see this image)
- ↑ Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World (see this image)
- ↑ "Camera phone" on Wikipedia