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History of Mobile Phones

Alexander Graham Bell invented telephone and 1878 he made the first phone call. Motorola introduced some of its first cell phones during the 1980s. Those phones were completely different from the devices we have today since from no side they were cost effective and handy.

The first Smartphone was developed by IBM & BellSouth which came out to in public in 1993. These Smartphones are advancing at a very fast pace and are not restricted to just internet browsing or playing games. Now you can do every possible thing with these modern handheld devices.

40 Years!
The first call was made from a mobile

phone was made 40 years ago!


Mobile phones have come a long way

from an enormous $3,995 heavy brick


to present devices.

No internet No SMS No Touch Screen No GPS No Video No Camera No Music

No Bluetooth

1973 The first cell phone


The first mobile phone developed by Motorola in 1973. It was Martin Cooper who placed the first call at AT&T Bells Labs from the streets of New York.

1984 Nokia Mobira Talkman


The Phone weighed under 5 kgs and is worlds one of the first transportable phones. A car and a charger was needed to charge it. Once this model was launched, its sales created a stir in the market and the cynics were silenced.

1989 Motorola MicroTac


Motorola Microtac was the smallest and

lightest available phone at that time.


It was released as the MicroTac Pocket Cellular Telephone.

It was designed keeping in mind to fit it


in a shirt pocket.

1992 Motorola International 3200

First digital-sized mobile phone from Motorola introduced in 1992. This was the first handset that gave the world an idea of Flip Phones.

The International 3200 was crafted to enable mobile phones to use the original analog cell technology. Like its predecessors, 3200s shape and size was similar to a long brick with numeric buttons on the narrow side, along with the earphone and microphone. In Germany, it was called knochen, due to the resemblance in shape between it and a bone.

1994 Motorola 2900 BagPhone

Motorola introduced a very powerful line of mobile phones in 1992. These phones put out 3 watts of power (as opposed to 0.6 watts that today's cell phones output) which made them popular for truckers, boaters, and people in rural areas. Because of their durability, many of these phones are still in working order today.

Time changes, and so does technology

1996 Motorola StarTac

Before the StarTAC came along, cell phones were bricks. Motorola wowed the industry with this 3.1 ounce wonder. The handset is best remembered today as being the first clamshell phonea form factor that set the design precedent for years to come.

The StarTAC handset helped drive mainstream cell phone adoption, selling around 60 million units over the course of its long life. The phone also gets points for introducing the vibrating ring.

1996 Nokia 8110

Nokias

first

high-end

phone was released in 1996 What made it different was the slider form factor. It was made to protect the keypad when kept in

pocket

and

could

downslide when in use.

1996 Nokia 9000 Communicator


The very first product of the

communicator series from Nokia. A brand name in the series of business optimized mobile phones. On the outside, it appears just like a normal phone & open in clamshell to access the QWERTY keyboard.

1998 Nokia 5110

EVERYONE had these! Nokia 5110 was the first phone to feature the game snake.

It had a face plate which allowed users to customize their


mobile phone. Now mobile phones were not limited to just communication, they were more about fashion now.

Though this wasnt Nokias first attempt for a business phone, but this time they decided it was more of fashion. The Guardian fashion editor loved it and it won the 'Off the Cuff' (Fashion) Accessory of the Year Award 1998.

Nokia had jumped on a trend that started in the mobile phone accessories market. People were buying new covers for old phones.

For once, we all have played this in our life!

Nokia 5110

1999 Nokia 8210

The lightest and smallest available Nokia phone at that time. Its selling point was based on the customization and design, with removable X-press on covers.

You can find six different colors in the X-Press on covers for your mobile. This phone had the feature of speed dial in which the user can assign name to each key on keypad.

On the lower side of the phone you can find an infra-red port for

wireless communication.
The phone uses SMS (Short Message Service) with predictive text input, with support for major European languages.

2002 RIM BlackBerry 5810


There was a time in the not-so-distant past when BlackBerry's weren't actually phones.

Mobile professionals who are addicted to


e-mail access via their RIM BlackBerry

devices can get a new fix with the


companys 5810.

They were data-only devices, used by professionals, like lawyers, who needed constant access to their e-mail.

The reputation of the BlackBerry began to change in 2002, however,


when Research In Motion released the BlackBerry 5810.

This was the first BlackBerry to feature a built-in phone. Alas, the device
lacked a speaker and a microphone, so you had to use a headset to make calls.

2002 Sanyo SCP - 5300


In 2002 the first flip-phones were introduced, including the Sanyo SCP-5300, which featured a lowquality camera as well. When Sanyo introduced the colorscreen SCP-5000 a couple of years

ago, consumers got a glimpse of


what cell phones might be able to do in the future.

Features which made this phone stand out of the crowd are :
Vibrant color display Built-in camera with flash Compatible with Sprint PCS Business Connection software

Comes with extended battery; solid call quality.

2002 T-Mobile SideKick


The Danger Hiptop, also re-branded as the T-Mobile Sidekick, Mobiflip and Sharp Jump is a GPRS/EDGE/UMTS Smartphone Incorporated. produced by Danger

It featured a 240x160-pixel, 4-bit monochrome display and was touted as a


BlackBerry for the masses. The handheld provided real-time e-mail and instant messaging but lacked a

speakerphone.
The Hiptop 2, 3, Sidekick iD, Sidekick 2008 and Sidekick LX (2009) are all manufactured by Sharp Corporation in Japan.

2004 Motorola Razr V3

One of the thinnest clamshell phones in the world!


Half an inch thin and made of anodized aluminum, the Motorola flip

phone looks and feels absolutely amazing.


There's no dispute: The Razr (pronounced "razor") is the coolest-

looking phone. Period.

Flip it open, and you're confronted by a vast screen that's bright enough!

2007 Apple iPhone


This phone completely changed the

definition of a Smartphone.
iPhone is a line of smartphones designed by Apple Inc. This phone runs on Apples iOS mobile operating system.

Apple created the device during a secretive and unprecedented collaboration with AT&T, formerly Cingular Wireless. The development cost of the collaboration was estimated to have been $150 million over a thirty-month period. This phone was immediately listed amongst the best inventions of

2007.
As termed by a press release The Original iPhone has been discontinued when its successor iPhone 3G was released.

Modern Day Smartphones & Tablets!