morphology of cell phones

Timeline created by jodyfritz
  • Motorola DynaTAC 8000X

    Motorola DynaTAC 8000X
    Analog Motorola DynaTAC 8000X Advanced Mobile Phone System mobile phone as of 1983.
  • Motorola MicroTAC 9800X

    Motorola MicroTAC 9800X
    The first truly portable phone. Up until its release, most cellular phones were installed as car phones due to the inability to fit them into a jacket pocket.
  • Motorola International 3200

    Motorola International 3200
    The first digital hand-size mobile telephone.
  • Nokia 1011

    Nokia 1011
    This was the first mass-produced GSM phone. It was produced until 1994.
  • BellSouth/IBM Simon Personal Communicator

    BellSouth/IBM Simon Personal Communicator
    The IBM Simon was the first PDA/Phone combo.
  • Motorola StarTAC

    Motorola StarTAC
    The first clamshell cellular phone. Also one of the first display screens featured on a cell.
  • Nokia 8110

    Nokia 8110
    Alternately called the “banana phone”, this phone was popularized in the first Matrix movie.
  • Nokia 9000 Communicator

    Nokia 9000 Communicator
    The first smartphone series, driven by an Intel 386 CPU
  • Nokia 9110i

    Nokia 9110i
    This iteration of Nokia’s Communicator series significantly reduced the weight of this precursor to the smartphone.
  • Period: to

    Cell phones between 1983-1996