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Cell Phone Evolution

  • First mobile telephone

    First mobile telephone
    Motorola introduced the Motorola DynaTAC.
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    Evolution of the Cell Phone

  • CrackBerry Addiction Begins

    CrackBerry Addiction Begins
    As business users found an increasing need to stay connected to the office while on the road, Research in Motion of Canada addressed their needs with the introduction of the BlackBerry in 1997.
  • Motorola StarTAC is First Clamshell

    Motorola StarTAC is First Clamshell
    Around 1989, we were introduced to the first Motorola flip cell phone.
  • Introduction of Mobile Web

    Introduction of Mobile Web
    People liked talking on their cell phones sure, but as the World Wide Web got more prevalent, they also wanted the opportunity to surf the net while on the go.
  • Goodbye External Antenna

    Goodbye External Antenna
    Up until the Nokia 3210 was released, all cell phones had an external antenna. By integrating an internal antenna, the Nokia 3210 was much more streamlined in appearance while not having to forfeit anything in terms of reception. The Nokia 3210 was also the first phone with T9 predictive text.
  • Introduction of 3G High-Speed Data

    Cell phones are no longer just about voice calls and text messages. We need all sorts of wireless data and that's where 3G networks come into play. The first pre-commercial 3G network was FOMA, by NTT DoCoMo in Japan.
  • Apple Releases the iPhone

    Apple Releases the iPhone
    One of the most hotly anticipated cell phones of all time has to be the Apple iPhone. It was originally launched in June 2007, ushering in a whole new era of smartphones and touchscreen devices.
  • The First Real Google Phone

    While Google Android had existed as a smartphone platform for a little while already, the Nexus One represented the first time that Google released its own mobile phone hardware. It is manufactured by HTC Corporation of Taiwan and includes such features as noise-cancelling dual microphones, GPS turn-by-turn directions, and a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.