History of Phones

By R.H
  • First Handheld Mobile Phone

    The first handheld mobile phone to be mass-produced was made by the company, "Motorola", in 1973.
  • First Mobile Phone with Mobile Calling

    In 1983, Motorola created the first mobile phone with mobile calling, the Motorola Dyna TAC 8000X
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    The First Phones with SMS and Games

    The first phone to have SMS was the Orbitel TPU 901 which was released on December 3rd, 1992. The first phone to have games on it was the Hagenuk MT-2000, which had Tetris on it and was released in 1994.
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    First Phones with SMS, Vibrating Notification Alerts, and Colored Screens

    The first phone with email was the Nokia 9000 which was released on August 15th, 1996. The first phone with vibrating notification alerts was the Motorola StarTAC which was released on January 3rd, 1996. The first phone to have a colored screen was the Siemens S10 which was released in 1997.
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    The First Phones with Camera and Bluetooth

    The first phone to have a camera was the Sharp J-SHO4 which was released on November 1st, 2000. The first phone to have Bluetooth was the Ericsson R520m which was released in 2001.
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    The First Phones with Wi-Fi and Waterproofing

    The first phone to have Wi-Fi was the Calypso C1250i which was released in 2003. The first phone to have waterproofing was the Casio G zOne which was released in 2005.
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    First Phones with Fingerprint Scanning and Heart Rate Monitoring

    The first phone with fingerprint scanning was the Motorola Atrix which was released on February 22nd, 2011. The first phone with heart rate monitoring was the Samsung Galaxy S5 which was released on April 11th, 2014.
  • The First Phone with Iris Scanning

    The first phone with iris scanning was the Fujitsu Arrows NX F-04G which was released on May 28th, 2015.
  • The First Phone with 5G Wi-Fi

    The first phone with 5G Wi-Fi is the Samsung Galaxy S20 which was released on March 6th, 2020.
  • Size Summary

    Size Summary
    The sizes of the phones gradually decreased and reached the shortest phone in the early 2000s. They then gradually increased in size again to allow for bigger screens to display images better.
  • Purpose/Capabilities Summary

    When the first phone was made, it was primarily used for communication. This all changed when the first phone with a game came. This changed the whole market, phones started to drift from the basic functionalities to more entertaining ways to use them like watching movies, taking pictures, and listening to music. The phones of today are very different from the first phones in terms of their purpose as well as their capabilities.