Telephone History

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  • String Phone

    Robert Hooks creates an acoustic string telephone that transmits the sound over an extended wire by mechanical vibrations.
  • First Technologic Phone

    Although Meucci had made his first prototype in 1854
  • First Phone by Alexander Graham Bell

    Alexander Graham Bell creates his first phone. The words spoken via telephone were from Bell to his assistant Watson, saying "Mr. Watson--come here--I want to see you."
  • Strowger

    First phone with the ability to dial out rather than going through an operator.
  • Rotary Telephone

    The Frankfurt "Bauhaus" is created. It was known as the first version of the rotary telephone.
  • Heemaf Model Phone

    Heemaf Model 1955 was a standard analogue telephone set for desktop use with pulse dialling, in a black bakelite enclosure, developed in 1955 and manufactured by the Heemaf machine factory in Hengelo (Netherlands) for the Dutch state-owned telecom monopolist
  • First Phone For Cars

    In 1960 in Sweden, the first automatic phone system for cars Mobile Telephone System A was launched.
  • First Picture Phone

    AT&T creates first picture phone
  • First Mobile Phone

    The first mobile phone, known as the AEG Telecar CD, is created
  • First Flip Cell Phone

    The first flip cell phone, the Motorola MicroTAC 9800X, is created.
  • First Touch Screen Cell Phone

    The IBM Simon is created and is considered to be the first smartphone and touch screen.
  • Popular Flip Phone

    The Motorola StarTAC is created, and it helps start the cell phone craze.
  • First Cell Phone with Camera

    The Sharp J-SHO4 becomes the first cell phone with a camera built in.
  • First Blackberry

    The Blackberry 5810 is created, revolutionizing the telephone industry as well as introducing the world to the BlackBerry Brand.
  • First Iphone

    The first iPhone is created by Steve Jobs and Apple. The iPhone allowed for your phone to be an iPod, a telephone, and was able to have games known as "apps."
  • First Android

    The T-Mobile G1 is created, becoming the first phone to use Google's Android operating system.
  • SixthSense Technology

    Pranav Mistry and his studies at MIT found that through the use of a simple camera, it could bring the digital world to the physical world. He came out with this study in 2009, but has not been released to the public.