Highlights in the history of Mobile Phones

Timeline created by hp23
  • Mobile Radio Telephone

    Mobile Radio Telephone
    Motorola and the Bell System opened the first commercial mobile telephone service 'Mobile Telephone System (MTS)' in the United States in 1946. This was the first move away from military-grade mobile portable radios. Information from: Encyclopedia Britannica (no date), 'Mobile Telephone', accessed via: www.britannica.com/technology/mobile-telephone#ref1079045
  • Ericsson's Mobile System A

    Ericsson's Mobile System A
    First used in Sweden, Ericsson's Mobile System A was the first semi automatic mobile system for cars. Information from: Billström, Cederquist, Ewerbring, Sandegren and Udden 2006, 'Fifty years with mobile phones — From novelty to no. 1 consumer product', accessed via: www.ericsson.com/ericsson/corpinfo/publications/review/2006_03/03.shtml
  • Motorola push button phone

    Motorola push button phone
    Motorola introduces a push button phone for cars that is much lighter than its predecessors. Information via: Meyers 2011, 'Watch The Incredible 70-Year Evolution Of The Cell Phone', accessed via: www.businessinsider.com.au/complete-visual-history-of-cell-phones-2011-5?r=US&IR=T#
  • First ever private mobile phone call not in a car.

    First ever private mobile phone call not in a car.
    Motorola Vice President Martin Cooper was the lucky person to make this call. Information via: Meyers 2011, 'Watch The Incredible 70-Year Evolution Of The Cell Phone', accessed via: www.businessinsider.com.au/complete-visual-history-of-cell-phones-2011-5?r=US&IR=T
  • Motorola's DynaTAC cellular phone

     Motorola's DynaTAC cellular phone
    The Motorola's DynaTAC cellular phone was finally made available to the public. It cost a massive $4000 at the time, which would be around double that today. Information via: Meyers 2011, 'Watch The Incredible 70-Year Evolution Of The Cell Phone', accessed via: www.businessinsider.com.au/complete-visual-history-of-cell-phones-2011-5?r=US&IR=T
  • Motorola invents the first ever flip-top phone

    Motorola invents the first ever flip-top phone
    The first ever flip top had its hardware installed into the hinged section to make it smaller - it was also the world's first pocket phone. Information via: Meyers 2011, 'Watch The Incredible 70-Year Evolution Of The Cell Phone', accessed via: www.businessinsider.com.au/complete-visual-history-of-cell-phones-2011-5?r=US&IR=T
  • IBM - first smartphone

    IBM - first smartphone
    The world's first smartphone is created. It has lots of different features - mobile, fax, notes, calendar and much more.
  • First ever GPS mobile phone

    First ever GPS mobile phone
    GeoSentric created the first ever mobile phone with GPS navigation.
  • Blackberry 5810

    Blackberry 5810
    The first Blackberry mobile phone - unfortunately it had no speaker or microphone.
  • Motorola RAZR

    Motorola RAZR
    Probably the most popular phone for our early high school years. The first marketed as a 'fashion' phone and sold over 50 million copies in its first two years.
  • The first IPhone

    The first IPhone
    Apple brings out the very first in their range of incredibly successful IPhones. A revolutionary device.
  • Android

    Android
    The first phone to used Android - the HTC Slider.
  • First 4G Phone

    First 4G Phone
    HTC EVO 4G from Sprint is the first mobile phone to have 4G capabilities.
  • Retina scanning ability in Galaxy Note7

    Retina scanning ability in Galaxy Note7
    The Galaxy Note7 becomes the first mobile phone to perfect retina scanning ability. It is also the third of Samsung's waterproof smart phones. Information via: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology/all-eyes-are-on-samsungs-retina-scanning-ability-in-galaxy-note7/news-story/db6079727a2518d46ee8cabcb74a5721