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From Bricks to Brains: The Evolution of the Cell Phone

FROM BRICKS TOBRAINS THE EVOLUTION OF THE CELL PHONE FOR YEARS, NOKIA AND MOTOROLA RULED THE CELL PHONE INDUSTRY. BUT THAT ALL CHANGED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SMARTPHONE. WITH ALL OF THE MOBILE PHONE MANUFACTURERS STILL PRODUCING TODAY, WHICH ARE THE MOST SUCCESSFUL? LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT CELL PHONE TRENDS AND SALES THROUGHOUT THE YEARS, FROM THE VERY FIRST MOTOROLA IN 1983 TO THE APPLE IPHONE 5S OF 2013. U.S. MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS 300,520,098 $3.995 1973 340,213 PRICE OF FIRST YEAR FIRST-EVER MOBILE CELL PHONE PHONE call was made, by in 1983, the Motorola DynaTAC 8000x Motorola's Martin Cooper 1985 TODAY POPULAR MODELS THROUGH THE YEARS HERE IS A LOOK AT KEY MOMENTS IN THE HISTORY OF MOBILE PHONES ALONG WITH SOME OF THE MOST POPULAR MODELS FOR EACH YEAR. Apple Nokia Samsung 1983 I MOTOROLA DynaTAC 8000X 1989 MOTOROLA MicroTAC 9800X 1992 I NOKIA 101 I MOTOROLA 1993 APPLE releases International its first personal digital assistant device. 3200 NOKIA decides NOKIA 1997 to focus solely on making mobile phones. 1996 NOKIA 1610 I MOTOROLA D160 SAN NG 1998 SAMSUNG enters the NOKIA 5110 mobile phone business. 1999 NOKIA A 8210 NOKIA becomes the 7110 5210 3210 leading global mobile phone manufacturer. 2000 NOKIA 3310 2001 I NOKIA 8310 ERICSSON T68 SIEMENS S45 SAMSUNG launches its first PDA phone. 2002 NOKIA 6100 2003 6610 NOKIA 6650 1100 3100 3200 6600 SAMSUNG SGH-E700, 3510 7650 SIEMENS A50 SAMSUNG SGH-T100 2004 BLACKBERRY QUARK 6210 | 7210 MOTOROLA Razr V3 NOKIA 2005 6630 7280 I NOKIA 6680 MOTOROLA Razor Magenta 2006 BLACKBERRY Pearl SAMSUNG outshines Sony as consumers' preferred electronics manufacturer. LG Chocolate KG800 SAMSUNG 2007 Blacklack I APPLE IPhone HTC Touch LG Shine L NOKIA 2008 APPLE IPhone 3G LG Vu, Secret 6500 Slide NOKIA N96, E63 6500 Classic BLACKBERRY Storm, Bold Apple releases its first iPhone as well as iOS 1.1.1. APPLE sells 1 million iPhone 3Gs in its opening weekend. Apple launches the AppStore with iOS 2.0, introducing third-party applications. Apple's iPhone release threatens to dethrone Nokia. 2009 APPLE 3GS I MOTOROLA Droid BLACKBERRY Curve SAMSUNG'S chairman Lee Kun-hee steps down after being convicted of tax evasion. In 2010, he is later re-appointed to the position. SIDEKICK LX 2009 2010 HTC Magic APPLE IPhone 4 SAMSUNG Galaxy NOKIA N8 NOKIA experiences its first quarterly loss in more than a decade, just after the Android operating system becomes popular with HTC phones. APPLE sells 1 million 3GSS NOKIA hires Microsoft executive Stephen Elop as its first non-Finnish executive. Microsoft iPhones in its 1,800 jobs are cut from the company. opening weekend. 2011 APPLE IPhone 45 I SAMSUNG Galaxy S II I MOTOROLA Droid 3 HTC Evo 2012 APPLE IPhone 5 SAMSUNG Galaxy S III NOKIA Lumia 920 LG Nexus 4 SESS 12:45 08 APPLE introduce 5,000,000 are sold in SAMSUNG the first launches a series of TV ads mocking the iPhone 5. UNITS weekend. Apple devotees. SAMSUNG overtakes Nokia as the world's leading manufacturer of mobile phones. NOKIA joins with Microsoft, announcing that Nokia smartphones will now sport the Microsoft operating system. 14,000 jobs are cut worldwide. 2013 APPLE IPhone 5S SAMSUNG Galaxy S4 BLACKBERRY z10 NOKIA Lumia 520 HTC One Nokia agrees to Steve Jobs resigns as Apple's CEO and is replaced by TIM COOK. Later in the year, Jobs dies of cancer. sell its entire mobile phone business to $7.18 billion Microsoft for. APPLE introduces the iPhone 5S (complete with fingerprint authentication technology) and 5C (the company's first so-called "budget device"). A combined 9 million handsets are sold on the first weekend after the phones' Success launch. APPLE revamps its operating system with the release of IOS7. iOS 7 MOST PROFITABLE MANUFACTURERS WHICH MANUFACTURERS HAVE SOLD THE MOST PHONES AND BEEN THE MOST PROFITABLE THROUGHOUT THE YEARS? 2012 GLOBAL SALES 1203 396.5. 335.6 BY MANUFACTURER 2012 2013 NOKIA 1992-2011 THE TWO 135.8 55.9 THE YEARS IN WHICH YEARS IN NOKIA was the WHICH SAMSUNG top-selling manufacturer SAMSUNG surpassed Nokia as top-selling manufacturer NOKIA 100 2abc MILLIONS OF UNITS SOURCES - - - - -

From Bricks to Brains: The Evolution of the Cell Phone

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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...


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