Developed for US Military by Motorola, weighing 32-38 lbs with a 3 mile range.
The "handie talkie" was invented for the US Military, weighing 5 lbs with 1 mile land range or 3 mile water range.
Mobile Telephone System
Bell System introduced the first commercial mobile telephone service. It weighed 80 lbs with limited calling band available from AT&T. It cost more than $30 a month with additional per call charges and was intended for use by utilities, truck fleet operators and reporters
Ericcson's Mobile System A (MTA)
It was the first partly automatic mobile system for automobiles. It was first used by Sweden and weighed 88 lbs.
Bell's Improve Mobile Telephone Service (IMTS)
Updated but still only for commercial use and weighed 40 lbs.
DynaTAC Portable Phone
Former Motorola Vice President, Martin Cooper, made the first private call in a non-vehicle setting to rival at Bell Labs, Joel S. Engel.
Nokia's Mobile Senator
It launched during the world's first fully automatic international cellular service.
Motorola DynaTAC Cellular Phone
It was made available to the public, weighing 2 lbs but cost nearly $4,000 (strictly for the Gordon Gekkos of the world).
It brought longer talk time at cheaper costs and could only manage 60 minutes of talk time.
The first flip phone design and the world's first pocket phone.
Motorola International 3200
The first hand sized digital mobile phone that used 2G digitally encrypted technology.
The first mobile phone, pager, fax and PDA in one. Also included Calendar, address book, calculator, notepad, email, gamers & touch screen with QWERTY keyboard. It sold for $899.
Motorola Bag Phone (2900)
The car phone to have. Finally had long talk time, great battery life and superior signal range.
Clamshell Mobile Phone
Motorola's first clamshell mobile phone with StarTAC. It improved the folding feature by collapsing in half, which is why it's called "clamshell"—because it resembles a clam opening and closing shut.
It's said to be inspired by the communicator from the original Star Trek series.
Nokia 9000 Communicator
The phone that really brought on the smartphone era. It was the first cell phone that could also be called a mini-computer (though it had limited web access).
The first cell phone without an external antenna whip or stub-antenna, possibly paving the way for iPhones and DROIDs. It also made mobile phones more aesthetically pleasing, with its sliding keypad cover.
One of the most popular mobile phones with over 160 million sold. It was one of the first to allow picture messages, but only preinstalled ones like "Happy Birthday" and was one of the first to be marketing toward young people.
In Japan, Kyocera's Visual Phone (VP-201) was the first to have a built-in camera, but it was designed primarily as a peer-to-peer video phone..
Responsible for the world's first mobile phone and a GPS navigator integrated in one product—the Benefon Esc! It was splashproof, greyscale, and allowed users to load maps to trace position and movement.
Sharp was first to the camera phone market with their J-SH04 (J-Phone), released by J-Mobile in Japan. It offered a mere 0.1 megapixel resolution.
Not too far from the J-Phone, the Sanyo 5300 from Sprint was the first camera phone sold in North America.
The next highly popular device was a camera phone called the Motorola RAZR, which was first marketed as a "fashion" phone in 2004, selling 50 million units by mid-2006.
Check out this flashback!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JpSsRstlPw
The first Palm smartphone to operate outside of the Palm OS was the Treo 700w, powered by Windows Mobile. It was a great alternative for users who needed access to Microsoft software on the go.
Motorola ROKR E1
Believe it or not, the iPhone wasn't the first cell phone to have Apple's iTunes music player integrated. It was the Motorola ROKR E1, but it only could manage 100 songs at a time—not quite the same as an iPhone...
Check out Steve Jobs' original presentation... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWSRgsk2oaw
In 2007, Steve Jobs introduced the Apple iPhone, a revolutionary touchscreen smartphone. It wasn't the first smartphone, but it was the first to get the user interface right, eventually adapting 3G technology (which was already available since 2001).
Steve Jobs' actual 2007 Presentation of the Apple iPhone... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN4U5FqrOdQ
The HTC EVO 4G from Sprint was the first cellular phone to meet 4G standards, running on the WiMAX network. It was sold powered by Android 2.1 and had one of the largest touchscreen displays, an 8MP camera, HD video capture, HDMI output, Mobile Hotspot capability and HTC Sense.
Here is a review of this phone... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucJ6ULMFo9E