Week 3- Timeline of the cell-phone

Timeline created by megan.wagner
  • Car-to-car radio

    The first car-to-car radios are used by the Detroit Police Department, however, it did not work very well
  • FCC

    The Federal Communications Committee is established to decide who gets to use which channels of radio frequency
  • Mobile Phone Service

    The first mobile phone service is created in St. Louis, MO. It did not work very well and did not last very long
  • "Cell" phone

    The term "cell" comes into play when AT&T proposed splitting phone service into different areas across the cities called "cells"
  • Portable phone

    Portable phone
    Dr. Martin Cooper invented a portable hand-held phone and made the first mobile phone call
  • Motorola

    The cell phone goes public by Motorola
  • Cell phone revolution

    Cell phone revolution
    The flip phone is introduced
  • Text Messaging

    Text Messaging
    Text messaging is created by developers in Europe
  • The Synergy

    The Synergy
    Philips introduces "The Synergy" which provided wireless access to email, internet, and faxes. An early version of what will later be known as the smartphone
  • Goodbye to Payphones

    Goodbye to Payphones
    BellSouth announces that it is leaving the pay phone business due to the competition from cell phones

    Nokia releases a cell phone that includes a QWERTY keyboard
  • Smartphone

    The first smart phone is invented: it could send and receive emails and messages but did not have a speaker or microphone so it required a headset as well
  • Camera

    The first camera phone is made by Sanyo
  • Are camera phones a good idea?

    Camera phones make people concerned, paranoid, and uncomfortable
  • Motorola Razr

    Motorola Razr
    The Motorola Razr becomes one of the most popular phones of the time. Originally at a price around $600, the Razr sold over 50 million phones by the summer of 2006.
  • LG texting competition

    LG texting competition
    The first ever LG texting competition is held in the United States
  • iPhone

    Apple released the first iPhone, with a 3.5 inch display
  • Samsung

    The Galaxy SIII becomes the best-selling smartphone in the world, in front of the iPhone 4s. However, the release of the iPhone 5 means Samsung was not able to stay in the top spot for long
  • Apple takes the lead

    Apple takes the lead
    Apple continues to release at least one new iPhone each year. Leading to 2014 with the iPhone 6 and 6+