Cell Phone History

  • Hexagontal Cells for Mobile Phones

    Hexagontal Cells for Mobile Phones
    • Douglas H. Ring proposed the first-ever hexagonal cells for cellular devices. These towers have antennae that would transmit in different directions.
  • First Car Phone

    The first car phones soon come into plat in the United States. This was a push-to-talk phone. The car phones were very big and bulky and you had to have a radio operator in order for it to work. This same similar system appeared in Sweden years later.
  • Father of the cell phone

    Father of the cell phone
    • Dr. Martin Cooper’s inception the cell phone has grown in leaps. In the early years in order to use mobile equipment you had to carry around a two-pound Goliath. Cooper was a Motorola employee that introduced the world to the first cell phone known on April 3. 1974. Cooper dialed a station located across the street from the hotel he was standing at. Like, a decade late. The phone went public.
  • Cell Phone goes public

    Cell Phone goes public
    Durign this time the first cell phones were going public and the testing began. The first trials began in Chicago where 2,000 customers were trying it out.
  • First mobile phone

    First mobile phone
    • Motorola DynaTAC was released to the public. It contained the basic features like the numeric keypad. The battery was made that a person could only talk up to an hour. It was revolutionary for the time and only the rich people could afford to purchase one.
  • Flip Phone

    Flip Phone
    • About six years after the first mobile phone appeared, Motorola took a step forward and released the flip-phone which was inspirational. This device introduced a new kind of design where the mouth piece folded over the keypad. It weighed under 1 pound, which made it the lightest device produced.
  • First Samsung

    First Samsung
    • Douglas H. Ring proposed the first-ever hexagonal cells for cellular devices. These towers have antennae that would transmit in different directions.
  • First PDA Phone

    First PDA Phone
    • IBM and BellSouth linked to release the first mobile phone to have features with PDA capabilities. It could send and also receive voice mail, also came with address book. Calculator, and a pager all in one. It also offered the first touchscreen by which the customers could use their fingers to create calls.
  • First Clamshell FlipPhone

    First Clamshell FlipPhone
    • A decade after the original MicroTAC, Motorola released another upgrade. The upgrade was known as the StartTac, which was inspired by its predecessor. This became this first true flip phone. It operated networks in the U.S, including support for the SMS text messaging. Digital functions was added like contact book and was the first phone to have lithium-ion batteries. Likewise, the device only weighted 3.1 ounces.
  • First CandyBar Phone

    First CandyBar Phone
    • Years later Nokia soon popped on the scene with first-ever candy bar phone which was known as the Nokia 6160. This phone only weighted 6 ounces with a 5.2 inch tall display. It also came with an antenna and a rechargeable battery which had a 3.3 hour of talk time. Nokia 6160 soon ended up becoming Nokia’s best-selling device because of its price and ease of use.
  • Blackberry Smartphone

    Blackberry Smartphone
    • Blackberry was the first cellular device that appeared in the late 90s as a two-way pager. It came with a full QWERTY keyboard and could also be used to transmit SMS/email messages. It offered an 8-line display and an organizer. The device was barely used due to lack of in interest in mobile email devices at the time. It was mainly used by the individuals who worked in industries.
  • First Blackberry Smartphone

    • RIM released the BlackBerry 5810. It was the first BlackBerry PDA to have cellular connectivity. This phone allowed the users to send e-mails and organize their data. It also allowed the users to prepare memos. It did not have a speaker nor a microphone.
  • First Camera Phone

    First Camera Phone
    • The Sanyo SCP-5300 was the first device to feature a camera with a snapshot button. It was only too limited up to a certain point, 640x480 resolution. It had a 4X digital zoom and a 3-foot range. This phone could snap pictures on the go and upload later to their PC.
  • First Ultra-Thin Phone

    • Due to the release of the Motorola Razr, the phones tended to be very big and bulky. The Razr was very then with a 14mm- thick frame of aluminum. It’s includes an internal antenna, etched- keypad and blue backlighting. The first phone built was not only to function, but it also includes style.
  • First Microsoft Windows Phone

    First Microsoft Windows Phone
    First Microsoft Windows Mobile5.0 smartphone has been made by HTC.
  • Apple iPhone

    Apple iPhone
    • The Apple soon entered the cell phone industry and that is when everything changed. Apple upgraded the keyboard to a multi-touchscreen display. This full touchscreen keyboard made the customers feel like they were manipulating data with their own fingers. It could click links, stretch the photos out while flipping through photo albums. Apple was the first fully-featured platform to all cell phones.
  • 3G

    3G
    • T-Mobile released the first Google Android Mobile Phone and it was known as the T-Mobile G1. This Android has 130 hours of standby and it also includes 5 hours of talk time. It comes with a megapixel camera. This smartphone is running on Google’s open source software. This G1 was the first announced Android phone that had a handset with a Google Android operating system.
  • First 4G Network

    First 4G Network
    • The first fully 4G network was available in the capital city. This fourth generation allowed for high-speed data transmission and broadband within its area.
  • Apple

    Apple
    • Apple some becomes the largest smartphone, selling 18.6 iPhones. Apple later sues Samsung in the US because of the appearance of their Galaxy Tablet.
  • First Bluetooth Phone

    First Bluetooth Phone
    • Ericsson T36 introduced Bluetooth to the technology world. This allowed consumers to connect to their phones to their computers wireless. This phone offered worldwide connectivity. It came with voice recognition and Aircalendar.