History of the Cell Phone

  • Nathan B. Stubblefield

    Nathan B. Stubblefield
    Nathan B. Stubblefield was granted a US patent for the Wireless Telephone technology.
  • Radio Telephony

    Radio Telephony
    Radio telephony was first used on the first-class passenger trains between Berlin and Hamburg, Europe
  • First Walkie Talkie

    First Walkie Talkie
    The first radio receiver/transmitter, called Walkie Talkie (Motorola SCR-300) was created at Galvin Manufacturing Company (now Motorola).
  • Radiophones

    Radiophones were used in the Second World War for militay communication and civil services.
  • Televerket

    Televerket, a Swedish company, launches a new automatic mobile system called MTB. It was desgined by Ragnar Berglund in Stockholm and Gothenburg.
  • George Sweigert

    George Sweigert
    George Sweigert of Euclid was granted an US pantent for wireless phone using an acoustic coupler for incoming calls (but did not include dialing a number for outgoing calls.)
  • Amos Edward Joel

    Amos Edward Joel
    Amos Edward Joel from (Bell Labs) was granted an US patent for Cellular Mobile Communication System.
  • Martin Cooper

    Martin Cooper
    Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher and executive, made the first analogue mobile phone call on a prototype model. He made the first handheld cellular phone call on April 3, 1973 to Dr. Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs,
  • Radio Telephone System

    Radio Telephone System
    Martin Cooper was granted an US patent for Radio Telephone System (Dyna-Tac).
  • FCC

    FCC approved the proposal for Advanced Mobile Phone System (AMPS)
  • Nokia

    Nokia, from Finland, launches the first portable car-telephone called the Nokia Talkman.
  • Vodafone

    Vodafone made the UK's first mobile call at a few minutes past midnight.
  • Ericsson

    Ericsson launches the firt Hotline telephone.
  • 10 Million

    10 Million
    number of mobile subscribers in the world crosses 10 million.
  • SMS

    First machine generated SMS message was sent in the UK
  • Person to Person SMS

    Person to Person SMS
    First person-to-person SMS was sent in FInland.
  • Hands-free

    Yoshiyuki Ide (from NEC) was granted an US patent for Hands-free telephone set.
  • 1 Billion

    1 Billion
    Number of mobile subscribers in the world crosses 1 billion.
  • Kwangbok Lee

    Kwangbok Lee
    James S. Kim, Kwangbok Lee, Kiho Kim and Changsoon Park were granted US patent for Mobile communication apparatue and method including base station and mobile statio having multi-antenna