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The Evolution of the Mobile Phone

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    From the first phone to now.

  • The first mobile was made

    The first mobile was made
    Motorola was the first company to produce a handheld mobile phone. Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher and executive, made the first mobile telephone call to Dr. Joel S actually in 1973 but the mobile phone was released years later to the public in 1983.
  • First Portable Phone

    First Portable Phone
    Finally someone realized that an important part of having a cell phone is portability. Not only did the Motorola MicroTAC get rave reviews for its size, but also for its battery life (75 minutes) and price ($2,995). This was 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.
  • First digital hand-size mobile

    First digital hand-size mobile
    the phone was also produced by motorola and was just a much smaller and portable phone that was easier to use then their mort recent phone.
  • First smartphone

    First smartphone
    Though the term “Smartphone” wasn’t even thought of yet, the first smartphone dropped back in 1994. It sold for $1,100 dollars without a contract
  • First clamshell phone

    First clamshell phone
    Motorola’s clamshell StarTRAC phone, which cost a stack when it was released, was super popular because of how small it was and the fact that you could fold it in half. Also one of the first display screens featured on a cell.
  • First phone to have a full keyboard

    First phone to have a full keyboard
    this is the first phone to a have a full keyboard which was pretty major step back in1997.
  • First cell phone to have an international antenna.

    First cell phone to have an international antenna.
    Pulling out those huge antennas used to be so annoying. That all stopped when Nokia dropped the 8810, the first cell phone to have an internal antenna, And it also featured the super awesome Snake game.
  • First cell phone with internet

    First cell phone with internet
    The Internet wasn't really that good…but, it was something.
  • New cell phone company Ericsson

    New cell phone company Ericsson
    The R380 had a black and white touchscreen, partially covered by a flip.
  • The music phone

    The music phone
    Nokia 5510 featured a full keyboard. It could also store up to 64mb of music which was a lot back then.
  • The first blackberry phone

    The first blackberry phone
    Finally the first blackberry is released. Though the Blackberry was around in other countries back in the late ’90s, but the popular phone didn’t make it to USA until 2002
  • First camera phone

    First camera phone
    There was a time where people didn’t understand why a cell phone needed a camera. That was until the Santo SCP-5300 dropped. Now, the cameras on phones have a professional quality
  • The gaming phone

    The gaming phone
    This phone was for all the gameboys out there. this phone had a couple of award winning titles.
  • The first coloured screen

    The first coloured screen
    BlackBerry releases the first Smartphone with colour screen.
  • Razor phone

    Razor phone
    With its slim, sleek style, the Razor V3 was the perfect phone for the fashionable people out there.
  • The global phone

    The global phone
    Nokia releases the first phone that has global roaming
  • The first 3G phones.

    The first 3G phones.
    One of the first 3G phones, the Nokia 6680 was considered to be high end at the time of its release.
  • The Nokia Smartphone

    The Nokia Smartphone
    This immensely popular smartphone has sold millions of models worldwide, and was still in wide use as of 2009

    Do we even really have to say anything about this phone? When it was released, it was like something out of the futureThe 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 keyboard, and many other features that helped to give Apple an almost instant healthy market share on its release.
  • The second iPhone

    The second iPhone
    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 in July of 2008.
  • iPhone 4

    iPhone 4
    the iPhone 4 was the when the design changed from a round edge to a straight square design. Another big difference was the iPhone 4 could now have a hoe screen design.
  • iPhone 5s

    iPhone 5s
    This phone was a massive break through for apple because it released its famous touch id home button which allows you to unlock your phone using your finger print. They also brought the new colour gold.
  • iPhone 6s

    iPhone 6s
    This is apples most popular latest release. It came with the extra touch sensitive screen that can allow you to do cool things on your screen.