Fessenden shows everyone the wireless radio telephony
Cellphones have a long history going back to Fessenden's invention of radio telephony, through World War 2 with military use of radio telephony links and civil service in the 1950s.
first US patent for a wireless phone
U.S. Patent Number 887357 for a wireless telephone, this was issued in 1908 to Nathan Stubblefield from Murray, Kentucky.
Mobile Cell Phones
these were invented in 1947 by Bell Labs engineers at AT&T, and were further developed by Bell Labs during the 1960s.
First call on a handheld Mobile phone
Motorola is the inventor of the first handheld mobile phones.
The first cell phone network was established
first commercial cellular network was launched in Japan by NTT in 1979.
NOKIA released its first cell phone
the first cell phone released my nokia weighed about 21 pounds. it looked like a boombox because it had a box shape. Nokia's first mobile phone was the Nokia Mobira Senator and it was designed for use in cars.
this was the introduction of advanced and fast phone to network signaling. 2G phone systems were digital circuit switched transmission and was way faster than other phone systems before it.
First digital cell phone call
The first digital cell phone call was made in the United States in 1990, in 1991 the first GSM network opened in Finland.
It was a phone, pager, calculator, address book, fax machine, and e-mail device in one package, albeit a 20-ounce package that cost $900.
the introduction of text messeges
Text messaging was known as sms and began in the late 1980’s by a group of Europeans but was used by a civilian in 1993 by an engineering student totally by accident.
first commercial texting
The first commercial usage of text mesaging was by Nokia in China and Japan in 1995
The intro into BLUETOOTH
Its purpose was to be a wire replacement in order to transfer voice and data, but many people believed Bluetooth would be a memory in just a couple of years. but many years have passed and bluetooth is still used by many.
WORLD WIDE WEB ON CELL PHONES
this was one of the most known facts about cell phones. the web became available on cell phones in 1998. nokia was the first to release a web phone.
the intro of the blackberry
The BlackBerry is a wireless handheld device given in 1999. it had push e-mail, the ability to make a call, text messaging, internet, web browsing and more. when released it was thought to be one of the most popular cell phones ever because of all of its abilities.
Kyocera QCP6035 was the first smartphone. it costed between $300 to $500 depending on the carrier.
PDA AND THE PHONE
More PDA than phone, the Treo 180 came in two versions: one with a QWERTY keyboard for typing, and another that used Graffiti text input instead. Like the Kyocera, it had a monochrome screen, but had 16MB of memory which is way more than any other phone.
cell phone camera
In 2002, Sanyo and Sprint released the Sanyo SCP-5300 PCS phone, it was the first phone in America with a built-in camera. At the best it took 640 by 480 images which is way worse than today's 8 megapixel phones such as the DROID RAZR M.
cell phone recycling act
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the Cell Phone Recycling Act of 2004. it made all cell phone carriers take back and recycle all phones at no cost to the user of the cell phones.
cell phone and music
The Motorola Rokr was released in September 2005, was the first music phone to use Apple's music software. It let users get songs from iTunes to their phone to listen to. but users saw that the music downloads were really slow.
3g began to be worked on as soon as the 2G came out. there was not many differences between the two but one major factor was the speed of the cell phone.