The Evolution of Cell Phones

  • First telephone

    First telephone
    The first telephone was invented 1870 by Alexander Graham Bell. There was many others that looked into the invention of the telephone. The telephone switchboard was invented in 1876, which allowed for the formation of telephone exchanges, and eventually networks. First Phone Call
  • 1G Cell Phone Network

    1G Cell Phone Network
    The first commercially automated cellular network (the 1G generation) was launched in Japan in 1979. Canada launched their 1G networks in the 1980's. The technological development that distinguished the First Generation of mobile phones from the previous generation was the use of multiple cell sites, and the ability to transfer calls from one site to the next as the user travelled between cells during a conversation.
  • Inmarsat Satellite telephone system

    Inmarsat Satellite telephone system
    The Inmarsat satellite telephone system, originally developed in 1979 for safety of life at sea, is now also useful for areas out of reach of landline, conventional cellular, or marine VHF radio stations.
  • First Mobile Phone

    First Mobile Phone
    Introduced in 1982, the Nokia Mobira Senator was designed for use in cars. After all, you wouldn't want to use this phone while walking: It weighed about 21 pounds.
  • Motorola DynaTAC 8000X

    Motorola DynaTAC 8000X
    The world's first commercial handheld cellular phone, the Motorola DynaTAC phone, received approval from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on September 21, 1983. The 28-ounce (794-gram) phone became available to consumers in 1984.
  • First Sales of mobile phones

    First Sales of mobile phones
  • Motorola MicroTAC 9800X

    Motorola MicroTAC 9800X
    Motorola launched the MicroTAC personal cellular telephone, then the smallest and lightest model on the market. First mobile phone that wasn't a brick
  • 2G Cell Phone Networks

    2G Cell Phone Networks
    In the 1990's the 2nd generation mobile phones emerged. The second generation introduced text messaging. 2G also introduced the ability to access media on mobile phones. Evolution of Mobile Technology
  • Bagphones

    Bagphones
    Bag Phones were manufactured from 1992-2000. The company that manufactured the bag phone was Motorola. When cell phones were invented they became out of style.
  • Text Messaging Introduced

    The second generation introduced a new variant of communication called SMS or text messaging. The first machine-generated SMS message was sent in the UK on 3 December 1992. Prepaid services in the late 1990s soon made SMS the communication method of choice amongst the young, a trend which spread across all ages.
  • Motorola StarTAC

    Motorola StarTAC
    About the Motorola StarTAC When introduced in 1996, Motorola's StarTAC wearable cellular telephone was the world's smallest and lightest. It weighed just 3.1 ounces (88 grams).
  • Nokia 9000i Communicator

    Nokia 9000i Communicator
    The Nokia 9000i Communicator is the first phone to feature a full keyboard. It was the first smartphone series, driven by an Intel 386 CPU.
  • BlackBerry 850

    BlackBerry 850
    The 850 was the first device to integrate email and the name Inter@ctive Pager was no longer used to brand the device. Supporting email and limited HTML browsing, the small device featured a monochrome screen. Evolution of The BlackBerry
  • iDEN i1000plus Handset

    iDEN i1000plus Handset
    Introduced in 1999, Motorola's iDEN i1000plus handset was the world's first to combine a digital phone, two-way radio, alphanumeric pager, Internet microbrowser, e-mail, fax and two-way messaging.
  • Bluetooth invented for mobile phones

    The bluetooth is a device for wireless interconnection of cellular phones, computers, and other electronic devices. It was available for phones in the year 2000 but invented in 1998.
  • Ericsson R380

    The Ericsson R380 Smartphone was a GSM mobile phone made by Ericsson. It combined the functions of a mobile phone and a personal digital assistant. It was the first device marketed as a 'smartphone'. In December 1999 the magazine Popular Science appointed the Ericsson R380 Smartphone to one of the most important advances in science and technology.
  • Introduction of 3G Networks

    Introduction of 3G Networks
    The main difference between 3G technology from 2G technology is the use of packet switching rather than circuit switching for data transmission. The first 3G network was launched in Japan. By the end of 2007 there was 295 million subscribers on the 3G network.
  • Cellphones with cameras

    Cameras on cell phones proved popular right from the start, as indicated that the J-Phone in Japan had more than half of its subscribers using cell phone cameras in two years. The world soon followed. By 2003, more camera phones were sold worldwide than stand-alone digital cameras. In 2005, Nokia became the world's most sold digital camera brand. In 2006, half of the world's mobile phones had a built-in camera.
  • Motorola RAZR

    Motorola Razr (styled RAZR, pronounced "razer") is a series of mobile phones by Motorola, part of the 4LTR line. They were first developed in July 2003 and were released in the market in the third quarter of 2004. The V3 was the first and main phone of the series. Because of its striking appearance and thin profile, it was initially marketed as an exclusive fashion phone, but within a year, its price was lowered and it was wildly successful, selling over 50 million units by July 2006.
  • First waterproof phone

    First waterproof phone
    The first waterproof phone was invented in the year 2005 but was a little bulkier than wanted. Now, waterproof phones are more accesible and less bulkier.
  • Apple iPhone

    Apple iPhone
    The original iPhone was released in June 2007 with an auto-rotate sensor, a multi-touch sensor that allowed multiple inputs while ignoring minor touches, a touch interface that replaced the traditional QWERTY keyboards, and many other features that helped to give Apple an almost instant healthy market share on its release.
  • iPhone 3G

    iPhone 3G
    The iPhone 3G was made even more desirable by all the apps that could be purchased for it in the AppStore when it was released. iPhone 3G Introduction
  • 4G Network Introduced

    4G Network Introduced
  • Voice Control for iPhone created

    Siri is a voice control setting on the iPhone that came out on April 28th, 2010. It led to other mobile companies having similar innovations such as the Galaxy having Voice Search. Although, Siri is used for more as an entertainment service among the tennage audience.
  • First screen projector phone

    Samsung created the Galaxy Beam, which has a built-in projector that can show 50-inch-wide videos on a blank surface. All about the Galaxy Beam
  • Apple's iPhone 6S and 6S Plus

    Apple's iPhone 6S and 6S Plus
    The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus are the performance versions over their respective predecessors, featuring improved hardware specifications, including 3D Touch, a force-sensitive touchscreen; upgraded rear-facing and front-facing cameras; a faster processor; a new chassis made of a stronger 7000 series aluminium alloy; second-generation fingerprint recognition Touch ID; improved LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity. About the 6S and 6S Plus