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The Evolution of the Mobile Phone

THE EVOLUTION OF THE MOBILE PHONE Product Development Technologies' team has pdt) been at the forefront of 1970 many mobile innovations. HI Learn more about our work at 1973 1965-'70: TV 1966-'69: comedy Get Smart The Star Trek predicts the future Communicator, said to be the inspiration for Martin Cooper's mobile phone, debuts in the late by depicting a mobile phone, the irreverent "shoe phone." 1996 sixties. 1973: Martin Cooper invents the first mobile phone. 1983: The Motorola Dynatac 8000X (the "Zack Morris phone") debuts, weighing nearly two pounds and retailing for almost $4,000. HAPPY CHRISTMAS! 1999 1980 図 SENT 1992: The first text message is sent. It reads "Happy Christmas." 2000 1995: The film Clueless features teenage characters on mobile phones, helping to further the youth culture's Motorola StarTAC, 1998: Bluetooth mobile obsession. r 1996: The first ever clamshell/flip mobile phone, the is released. hits the market, enabling easy hands-free phone 2003 use. 1999: Mattel debuts "Working Woman Barbie," who comes complete with her own mobile phone. those used today. 1999: The first Blackberry, the 850, launches, bearing little resemblance to 1990 O- 2000: Sharp Communications 2001: The film Zoolander satirizes the obsession with ever-smaller mobile phones by depicting a tiny device used by the call/text voting. title character. 2004 2002: American Idol first airs, and J-Phone release the first camera phone. leading the trend toward mobile and entertainment integration with its 2007 -2003: The Nokia 1100 launches, 2004: Motorola unveils the Razr. It's eventually selling phone of all available in custom colors like hot pink, signaling the emergence of phone personalization. eventually becoming the top time, moving over 250 million units. 2007 2000 O 2005: Ring tones generate over $2 billion in yearly worldwide sales. 2005: Heiress/ celebrity Paris Hilton's Sidekick device is hacked, prompting a renewed industry focus on security. 2007 DrOIDDOES 2007: The first iPhone launches, featuring a touchscreen and countless apps. 2011: Google & Visa announce their mobile wallet services, allowing users to make payments using their mobile 2008: The first Android phone, the HTC Dream, is devices. The released. services will likely usher in a mainstream movement towards mobile commerce. 2008 2008: The iPhone App Store launches. 2010

The Evolution of the Mobile Phone

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Since the advent of the mobile phone in the 1970's the industry has come a long way. This informational infographic provides a timeline to show the evolution fo mobile phones, from a big bulky machine...




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