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The History of the CellPhone

10101 THE HISTORY OF 00000 THE CELL PHONE It's hard to imagine getting through one day without using a cell phone, especially since the device now doubles as a computer, planner and address book for many of us. But less than 40 years ago, the idea of a cell phone was just that-an idea. Below, we chronicle the technological innovations and improvements that have taken place short decades to make the mobile phone the powerful machine that it is today. a few 300 276,600,000 194,500,000 250 97,000,000 200 28,200,000 150 4,400,000 203,600 100 50 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2009 1970 Popular Science NEWALONG TAREAL 1973 (() 1973 First call on a mobile Japan's NTT introduces the first commercial 1G cellular phone is made by Dr. Martin Cooper network 1980 CONNECT PLE Anferitech D)) 1982 Nokia's first mobile phone is introduced, weighing in at 21 pounds. Its name: the Mobira Senator. 1983 (I Ameritech launches the first 1G network in the U.S. using the first handheld mobile phone: the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X. Memory: Up to 30 phone numbers Battery Life: 1 hour of talk time Weight: 907 grams Cost: $3,995 M MOTO D)) 1989 The first flip phone is introduced, the $2,495 Motorola MicroTAC. Memory: N/A Battery Life: N/A Weight: 303 grams Cost: $2,495 1990 1990 ( The first digital cellular phone call is made in the U.S. radiolinja D) 1991 The first GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) network is introduced by Radiolinja in Finland, allowing subscribers to use their phones in any part of the world. 1993 BellSouth/IBM Simon Personal Communicator hits the market. It's the first cellular phone with PDA (personal digital assistant) functions. Memory: N/A Battery Life: N/A Weight: 500 grams Cost: $900 NOKIA CONNECTING ProPLE 11 )))) 1995 Nokia implements the first commercial usage of text messaging, giving the general public the ability to send and receive sms messages. AA MOTOROLA 1996 (( The Motorola StarTAC is sold as the first sleek and lightweight cell phone to take into consideration fashion over function. Memory: 4 MB Battery Life: 1 hour of talk time Weight: 88 grams Cost: $330 D) 1998 Introduction of wireless Bluetooth technology. FE: BlackBerry 1999 ((I The first Blackberry brings together the use of push e-mail, a mobile telephone, a pager, a calendar, and other wireless information services all in one device. Memory: 2 MB Battery Life: N/A Weight: 133 grams Cost: $400 2000 2000 ()) 2000 Sharp Corporation introduces the J-SH04, the world's first cell phone with a built-in camera and color display. The phone is only available in Japan. The first Smart Phone debuts in the U.S. in the form of the Kyocera QCP6035. The phone uniquely combines Palm stylus technology with free internet access. Memory: 2 MB Battery Life: 2 hours of talk time Weight: 74 grams Cost: $300 Memory: 8 MB Battery Life: 5 hours of talk time eight: 208 grams Cost: $400 |>))) 2001 The Handspring Treo180 becomes the first mobile phone to combine the PDA and the cell phone. ...... Memory: 16 MB Battery Life: 2.5 hours of talk time Weight: 153 grams Cost: $400 Sprint 2002 ( ) 2002 Sprint's Sanyo becomes the first commercial camera cell The first fashionable swivel phone, known as the Danger Hiptop, becomes popular. phone in the U.S. Memory: 32 MB Battery Life: 2.7 hours of talk time Weight: 117 grams Cost: $70 Memory: 16 MB Battery Life: 3.5 hours of talk time Weight: 176 grams Cost: $250 iTunes D)) 2005 The Motorola Rokr E1 becomes the first cell phone to incorporate Apple's iTunes music software. Memory: 512 MB Battery Life: 9 hours of talk time Weight: 107 grams Cost: $250 2007 (I Apple Inc. introduces the iPhone, which has an advanced touch screen navigation interface, doesn't require a stylus and is the largest leap forward in multimedia technology. In 2007, Time Magazine names the iPhone the "Invention of the Year". 2008 Memory: 4 and 8 GB models Battery Life: 8 hours of talk time Weight: 135 grams Cost: $500 and $600 The HTC Dream is released as Google's first Android-operated cell phone, which runs all of Google's popular services seamlessly. Memory: 256 MB Battery Life: 5.2 hours of talk time Weight: 159 grams Cost: $200 HD 2009 (I High Definition video recording hits mobile phones. Videos can now be re- corded in resolutions as large as 720p and can incorporate 30 frames per second. D) 2010 Apple Inc. brings FaceTime to its iPhone 4. FaceTime is the world's first technology to give mobile phone users the ability to perform video calling and see the other caller's face during a chat. Memory: 16 and 32 GB models Battery Life: 14 hours of talk time 2010 Weight: 137 grams Cost: $200 and $300 Sources: Milo A http://www.puremobile.ca http://www.americanheritage.com http://www.files.ctia.org U.S. Mobile Subscribers (millions)

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