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The History of Telecommunication

By D4N
  • The telephone was first Invented

    The telephone was first Invented
    The first practical patent was made for the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell
  • The Blake Transmitter

    The Blake Transmitter
    It was the first successful telephone transmitter. Invented by Francis Blake
  • Desk Telephones

    Desk Telephones
    This product was a response to Ericsson's Skeletal Telephone. It was very popular in europe and it was the first desktop telephone with a handset.
  • Tapered Shaft Oil-Can Candlestick

    Tapered Shaft Oil-Can Candlestick
    This is was known as the oil can because of the way the telephone looked upside down. It was invented by Stromberg Carlson.
  • 11 digit Potbelly Dial Candlestick

    11 digit Potbelly Dial Candlestick
    This is the first dial telephone. Almon Strowger also developed the first automated telephone switch out of electromagnets and hat pins.
  • Transcontinental Call Telephone

    Transcontinental Call Telephone
    The transcontinental telephone line linked the Atlantic seaboard with the West Coast.
  • Model 102 Round Base

    Model 102 Round Base
    The Western Electric model 102 was the bell system's first handset telephone. This desk set is equipped with the early seamless "spit-cup" E1 handset.
  • Model 202 Oval base

    Model 202 Oval base
    The 202 was the Bell System's mainstay phone in the 1930s. Few telephones were produced during WWII, and many 202s stayed in service for decades. Also known as the 'D1' mount
  • Round Base Rotary Dial Monophone

    Round Base Rotary Dial Monophone
    This model, dubbed the "Shirley Temple" phone by collectors, is the first handset telephone used by the independent telephone companies.
  • Motorola DynaTAC 8000X

    Motorola DynaTAC 8000X
    The Model T of mobiles. The device was birthed from a fierce race between Motorola and Bell labs to bring the first portable to market.
  • Motorola StarTAC

    Motorola StarTAC
    While the DynaTAC may have been the first portable phone, MOTO's StarTAC, was the first that was actually pocketable.
  • Toshiba TCP-6000

    Toshiba TCP-6000
    You may think Nokia's 8810 was the first GSM phone with an internal antenna. It wasn't. That distinction belongs to the TCP-6000, released as the Hagenuk GlobalHandy. Toshiba and Hagenuk teamed up to develop the phone, but it never came out in the United States where the GSM standard had yet to be adopted.
  • Nokia 8810

    Nokia 8810
    Although developers and carriers had been skeptical due to reception issues, this dot-com boom-era silver slider proved that a phone with a built-in internal antenna could be a hit with consumers. By bringing the antenna inside, it paved the way for a generation of phones that were not only more portable, but also more durable.
  • Sony Ericsson T68i

    Sony Ericsson T68i
    With Bluetooth wireless, two-way MMS and simple WAP web browsing, plus e-mail tools, the T68i phone bridged the gap between the Neanderthal phones that ushered in the decade, and the highly evolved smartphones on the market today.
  • Danger Hiptop

    Danger Hiptop
    Prior to the iPhone and G1, Danger's Hiptop — more commonly known as the T-Mobile Sidekick — was a geek's phone of choice, thanks to always-online connectivity, a massive 240 x 160 LCD screen and a flip-open QWERTY keyboard. Just as the BlackBerry and Treo were synonymous with the MBA set, the Sidekick announced your status as a web jockey.
  • Treo 600

    Treo 600
    The Treo 600 was the chocolate and peanut butter of PDAs and mobile phones. Along with the Hiptop and BlackBerry, it ushered in the age of the smartphone. Designed for the mobile business sector, it also had a bevy of fun-loving features, like a 640 × 480 VGA camera, and integrated MP3 player that let you rock out with your spreadsheet out.
  • Motorola Razr

    Motorola Razr
    The Razr was the first must-have mobile. Its slender housing, clean lines, subtle keypad and multiple color schemes created a world where industrial design was on par with industrial function. The phone moved more than 100 million units, a feat MOTO has been unable to reproduce.
  • RIM BlackBerry 7290

    RIM BlackBerry 7290
    Though hardly the first BlackBerry, the 7290 was a killer combo of technology, with quadband GSM, a vivid color screen, Bluetooth and of course the full QWERTY keyboard that brought e-mail and the web right into the palm of your hand.
  • Apple iPhone 3G

    Apple iPhone 3G
    The second-generation Apple iPhone added GPS and 3G speed to an already-winning formula. But the real hit was the iTunes App Store: a place where developers could extend the platform to become the near-equal of the desktop computing space.
  • IPhone 4

    IPhone 4
    The iPhone 4 has a stainless steel casing, all-glass front, and a design Jobs describes as the thinnest smartphone on the planet: almost 25 percent thinner than the iPhone 3GS.. Unlike previous iPhones, the iPhone 4 will have volume controls on the side of the phone along with an accessible microSIM tray.