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History of Mobile Phones
Alexander Graham Bell invented telephone and 1878 he
made the first phone call.
Motorola introduced some of its first cell phones during the
Those phones were completely different from the devices we
have today since from no side they were cost effective and
The first Smartphone was developed by IBM &
BellSouth which came out to in public in 1993.
These Smartphones are advancing at a very fast pace
and are not restricted to just internet browsing or playing
Now you can do every possible thing with these modern
The first call was made from
a mobile phone was made
40 years ago!
Mobile phones have come a
long way from an enormous
$3,995 heavy brick to
No Touch Screen
1973 – The first cell phone
The first mobile phone
developed by Motorola in
It was Martin Cooper who
placed the first call at
AT&T Bells Labs from the
streets of New York.
1984 – Nokia Mobira Talkman
The Phone weighed under 5
kgs and is world‘s one of the
first transportable phones.
A car and a charger was
needed to charge it.
Once this model was
launched, its sales created a
stir in the market and the
cynics were silenced.
1989 – Motorola MicroTac
Motorola Microtac was the
smallest and lightest
available phone at that time.
It was released as the
―MicroTac Pocket Cellular
It was designed keeping in
mind to fit it in a shirt pocket.
1992 – Motorola International 3200
First digital-sized mobile phone from Motorola
introduced in 1992.
This was the first handset that gave the world an
idea of ―Flip Phones‖.
The International 3200 was crafted to enable mobile phones
to use the original analog cell technology.
Like its predecessors, 3200‘s shape and size was similar to
a long brick with numeric buttons on the narrow side, along
with the earphone and microphone.
In Germany, it was called knochen, due to the resemblance
in shape between it and a bone.
Motorola introduced a very powerful line of
mobile phones in 1992.
These phones put out 3 watts of power (as
opposed to 0.6 watts that today's cell phones
output) which made them popular for truckers,
boaters, and people in rural areas.
Because of their durability, many of these
phones are still in working order today.
Before the StarTAC came along, cell phones were
bricks. Motorola wowed the industry with this 3.1
The handset is best remembered today as being
the first clamshell phone—a form factor that set
the design precedent for years to come.
The StarTAC handset helped drive mainstream
cell phone adoption, selling around 60 million
units over the course of its long life.
The phone also gets points for introducing the
•Nokia‘s first high-end
phone was released in
•What made it different
was the ‗slider‘ form
•It was made to protect
the keypad when kept in
pocket and could
downslide when in use.
1996 – Nokia 9000 Communicator
The very first product of the
communicator series from
A brand name in the series
of business optimized
On the outside, it appears
just like a normal phone &
open in clamshell to access
the QWERTY keyboard.
EVERYONE had these!
Nokia 5110 was the first phone to feature the
It had a face plate which allowed users to
customize their mobile phone.
Now mobile phones were not limited to just
communication, they were more about fashion
Nokia had jumped on a trend that started in the mobile
phone accessories market.
People were buying new covers for old phones.
Though this wasn‘t Nokia‘s first attempt for a business phone,
but this time they decided it was more of fashion.
The Guardian fashion editor loved it and it won the 'Off the
Cuff' (Fashion) Accessory of the Year Award 1998.
For once, we all have played this in our life!
1999 – Nokia 8210
The lightest and smallest available Nokia phone at
Its selling point was based on the customization and
design, with removable X-press on covers.
On the lower side of the phone you can find an infra-red port for
The phone uses SMS (Short Message Service) with predictive
text input, with support for major European languages.
You can find six different colors in the X-Press on covers
for your mobile.
This phone had the feature of speed dial in which the user
can assign name to each key on keypad.
2002 – RIM BlackBerry 5810
There was a time in the not-so-
distant past when BlackBerry's‘
weren't actually phones.
Mobile professionals who are
addicted to e-mail access via their
RIM BlackBerry devices can get a
new fix with the company‘s 5810.
They were data-only devices, used by professionals, like
lawyers, who needed constant access to their e-mail.
The reputation of the BlackBerry began to change in
2002, however, when Research In Motion released the
This was the first BlackBerry to feature a built-in phone.
Alas, the device lacked a speaker and a microphone, so
you had to use a headset to make calls.
2002 – Sanyo SCP - 5300
In 2002 the first flip-phones
were introduced, including the
Sanyo SCP-5300, which
featured a low-quality camera
When Sanyo introduced the
color-screen SCP-5000 a couple
of years ago, consumers got a
glimpse of what cell phones
might be able to do in the future.
Features which made this phone stand out of the crowd
○ Vibrant color display
○ Built-in camera with flash
○ Compatible with Sprint PCS Business Connection software
○ Comes with extended battery; solid call quality.
2002 – T-Mobile SideKick
The Danger Hiptop, also
re-branded as the T-Mobile
Sidekick, Mobiflip and
Sharp Jump is a
Smartphone produced by
It featured a 240x160-pixel, 4-bit monochrome display and was
touted as a BlackBerry for the masses.
The handheld provided real-time e-mail and instant messaging but
lacked a speakerphone.
The Hiptop 2, 3, Sidekick iD, Sidekick 2008 and Sidekick LX
(2009) are all manufactured by Sharp Corporation in Japan.
One of the thinnest clamshell phones in the world!
Half an inch thin and made of anodized aluminum, the
Motorola flip phone looks and feels absolutely amazing.
There's no dispute: The Razr (pronounced "razor") is the
coolest-looking phone. Period.
Flip it open, and you're confronted by
a vast screen that's bright enough!
2007 – Apple iPhone
This phone completely
changed the definition of a
iPhone is a line of
smartphones designed by
This phone runs on Apple‘s
iOS mobile operating
Apple created the device during a secretive and
unprecedented collaboration with AT&T, formerly
The development cost of the collaboration was
estimated to have been $150 million over a thirty-month
This phone was immediately listed amongst the best
inventions of 2007.
As termed by a press release ―The Original iPhone‖ has
been discontinued when its successor iPhone 3G was