Evolution Of The Mobile Phones

Timeline created by Suha Ahmed
  • The First Cell Phone

    The First Cell Phone
    The world’s first mobile phone call was made on April 3, 1973, when a senior engineer at Motorola "Martin Cooper", called a rival telecommunications company and informed them he was speaking via a mobile phone.
  • Motorola DynaTAC 8000X

    Motorola DynaTAC 8000X
    In 1983, Motorola released its first commercial mobile phone, known as the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X. The handset offered 30 minutes of talk-time, six hours standby, and could store 30 phone numbers.
  • MOTOROLA MICROTAC 9800X

     MOTOROLA MICROTAC 9800X
    In 1989 the Motorola company introduced the Micro TAC flip cellular phone, which quickly became an international status symbol as well as a useful personal communications device.
  • MOTOROLA INTERNATIONAL 3200

    MOTOROLA INTERNATIONAL 3200
    The Motorola International 3200 was the first digital hand-size mobile telephone introduced in 1992.
  • NOKIA 1011

     NOKIA 1011
    The Nokia 1011 was the world’s first mass-produced mobile phone. It could store 99 numbers and was originally released in November 1992.
  • BELLSOUTH/IBM SIMON PERSONAL COMMUNICATOR

     BELLSOUTH/IBM SIMON PERSONAL COMMUNICATOR
    The IBM Simon is released, featuring a touchscreen and is the first phone to feature apps. It was the fist "smart phone", though the term was not coined until 1997.
  • Nokia 9000 Communicator

    Nokia 9000 Communicator
    The first smartphone series, driven by an Intel 386 CPU. This was the first phone of its kind, marking the start of Nokia’s legendary ‘Communicator’ line.
  • MOTOROLA STARTAC

    MOTOROLA STARTAC
    The Motorola StarTAC, first released on 3 January 1996, is the first ever clamshell mobile phone.The StarTAC is the successor of the MicroTAC, a semi-clamshell design first launched in 1989. Whereas the MicroTAC's flip folded down from below the keypad, the StarTAC folded up from above the display
  • NOKIA 8110

    NOKIA 8110
    Another notable phone that was released in 1996 was the Nokia 8110; nicknamed ‘the banana’ due to its curved profile. It attracted a lot of attention from consumers due to the fact that it was so easy to use.
  • Nokia 3310

    Nokia 3310
    This popular phone sold 126 million models, and was particularly popular in Europe.
  • Nokia 1100

    Nokia 1100
    This extremely popular design has sold over 200 million since its introduction in 2003. On the surface it was a fairly basic mobile phone, offering little more than calls, texts, and other standard features such as an alarm clock and Snake II.
  • Motorola Razr V3

    Motorola Razr V3
    Motorola shifted over 130 million of its ‘fashion’ phone between the years 2004 and 2006, making it the best-selling clamshell handset in history.
  • iphone

    iphone
    The original iPhone was released in June 2007 with an auto-rotate sensor, a multi-touch sensor that allowed multiple inputs while ignoring minor touches, a touch interface that replaced the traditional QWERTY keyboards, and many other features that helped to give Apple an almost instant healthy market share on its release.
  • iPhone 3G

    iPhone 3G
    Just one year after the launch of its first-generation iPhone, Apple rocked the smartphone industry yet again with the launch of the iPhone 3G. The model was significantly more affordable than the first iPhone, with prices starting from just $199 for a two-year contract compared to $499 for the first-generation model. The iPhone 3G was also one of the first phones to prioritise apps, coinciding with the launch of Apple’s ‘App Store’, which featured 552 apps at launch.
  • Samsung Galaxy S

    Samsung Galaxy S
    This is one of the most successful phone lines in history. Samsung launched the very first Galaxy S in June 2010. The galaxy S line has been one of Apple’s biggest and most consistent competitors over the last ten years, with the most recent releases.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note N7000

    Samsung Galaxy Note N7000
    Samsung launched its first "Phablet" (phone/tablet), the Samsung Galaxy Note N7000, in October 2011.
  • Samsung Galaxy S8+

    Samsung Galaxy S8+
    Samsung released what were arguably its two best models to date in April 2017, with the Galaxy S8 and S8+.The models featured a full-screen ‘Infinity’ display, support for wireless charging, a 12-megapixel camera with an f/1.7 lens and fool-proof security features including a fingerprint-scanner, iris-scanner and face-scanner, all packaged into one.
  • Iphone X

    Iphone X
    The iPhone X was Apple's flagship 10th anniversary iPhone featuring a 5.8-inch OLED display, facial recognition and 3D camera functionality, a glass body, and an A11 Bionic processor.