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From Bricks to Brains: The Evolution of the Cell Phone
Cell phones were first invented back in 1973,with the first cell phone available to the public being the $3,995 Motorola DynaTac in 1983. Fast-forward to 2013, and there are 3.5 million cell phone us... ers-including you! www.computersciencedegreehub.com has created an infographic explaining the history of the cell phone, the most popular models, and the top companies in the cell phone business. With the emergence of cell phones in the public marketplace in, most customers were high-income. There were only 240,213 cell phones sold in 1985. Motorola had a cap on the market until 1991, when Nokia entered the ring, focusing all of their efforts on manufacturing mobile phones. 1993 is the year that Apple entered the mobile market with their digital assistant device. Samsung started producing cell phones in 1998, following up with a PDA phone in 2002. There are no real changes until 2008, when Apple releases the iPhone, selling 1 million units the first weekend. Apple dominates the market until 2010, when we see the emergence of the Android phone. However, Apple answers back in 2012 with the iPhone 5, selling over 5 million units during opening weekend. 2013 has been a year of changes for cell phone companies. Nokia joined with Microsoft, selling it’s entire mobile phone business for 7.18 billion, Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs resigned before passing away from cancer, and Apple unveils the iPhone 5S and 5C, selling 9 million phones during its first weekend; they also introduce users to the iOS7. This infographic also details which companies led the market in profits, with Nokia leading the marketplace from 1992-2011, and Samsung topping the charts for 2012 and 2013. Feel free to like, comment, or share this infographic from www.computersciencedegreehub.com entitled “From Bricks to Brains: The Evolution of the Cell Phone”.
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