Cellphones

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  • SRA/Ericsson MTA

    SRA/Ericsson MTA
    In the days before cellular phone networks, the world's mobile phones lacked a unifying standard. Instead, they used varying communication methods defined on a company-by-company basis.
  • First Handheld Phone

    First Handheld Phone
    Martin Cooper Video
    On April 3, 1973, Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher and executive, made the first analogue mobile phone call using a heavy prototype model. He called Dr. Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs.
  • Motorola DynaTAC 8000x

    Motorola DynaTAC 8000x
    DynaTAC Commercial
    In 1983 the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X received approval from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission and become the world's first commercial handheld cellular phone. When it was made available for purchase just a few months later on March 6 1983 it ignited a demand for personal wireless communication. Everyone wanted to be the first to get their hands on these awesomely unwieldy portable analogue brain-fryers.
  • Nokia Mobira Talkman

    Nokia Mobira Talkman
    The Beginning of Nokia Phones
    The Talkman had a much better battery than the smaller phones of the time, but you had to take the box with you everywhere.
  • Nokia 1011

    Nokia 1011
    This was the first GSM phone in this format produced by Nokia in 1992 followed by various different models and incarnations.
  • Motorola StarTAC

    Motorola StarTAC
    Motorola StarTAC Review
    First display screen on a phone. The StarTAC was the first clamshell phone and a very expensive dream for aspirational mobile users and is still hugely popular with collectors today.
  • Nokia 9000i Communicator

    Nokia 9000i Communicator
    Info On the Nokia 9000i Communicator
    Though the Nokia 9000i wasn't the first-ever smartphone, it marked the real beginning of our modern smartphone era. The 9000i truly was a pocket computer and a cell phone, with an Intel 386-derivative CPU and 8MB of RAM.
  • Nokia 7110

    Nokia 7110
    Nokia was the first company to bring web browsing to a mobile phone with the 7110, released in 1999.
  • RIM BlackBerry 5810

    RIM BlackBerry 5810
    First BlackBerry with an integrated voice cell phone; push e-mail support.
  • iPhone

    iPhone
    More Info On the iPhone
    Development of the iPhone began when Steve Jobs, CEO at Apple Inc., conceived the idea of using a multi-touch touchscreen to interact with a computer in a way in which he could type directly onto the display, essentially removing the physical keyboard and mouse.
  • iPhone 4S

    iPhone 4S
    iPhone 4S Review
    Now you can use your voice to use your iPhone. Just talk to Siri as you would to a person: “Do I need an umbrella?” or “Any great burgers around here?” or “Where’s the closest ATM?” Siri not only understands what you say, it knows what you mean.