A cell phone is a device that has a lot of benefits. Everybody has a cell phone, but today it is called a smartphone. A smartphone is the ultimate evolution of cell phone that offers a lot of features. Speaking of evolution, you may need to know when the first cell phone was first made and how it looks like and then compare it to today’s mobile devices.
1983: First commercial mobile released
The first commercial phone to be launched on the market was the Motorola DynaTAC 8000x. The body is big and heavy. As a result, guaranteed hands will ache after using this phone. This phone has no other features besides making and receiving calls. Due to the cellular network available at that time only the Advanced Mobile Phone System (AMPS) or known as 1G. In addition, this phone can only last for one hour for the talk time period and eight hours for the standby period.
1989: The Cell Phone Got Smaller
This year Motorola released the MicroTAC 9800x phone. This phone was lighter and smaller than the Motorola DynaTAC series and other types of mobile phones. The shape made this phone comfortable to use.
1993: First Smartphone Introduced
IBM introduced a smartphone called Simon. However, this product was only thrown to the market one year later. Besides functioning as a cellphone, Simon had a calendar feature, address book, world clock, calculator, notepad, e-mail, and games. This smartphone had also been supported by a touch screen display. Simon was launched on the market in 1994 by BellSouth.
1995: Cellular telephone was large
In 1995 the cell phone had a very large size and was also thick. Besides being big and thick, the cellphone also had a long antenna to be able to get a signal.
In the following year 1996, the shape of the cell phone was not much different from before. It still had a large size and was also thick, but had a shorter antenna than the previous year. This year, a cell phone that was quite popular was the Nokia 9000.
2000: Mobile phone with touch screen technology
The first mobile phone that appeared with touchscreen technology appeared in 2000. Of course, the touchscreen feature of earlier times was not as great as today. Motorola was quite popular in that year, Motorola provided a touchscreen with black and white screen.
2002: Mobile phone with a colorful screen
The technology grew rapidly in 2002. Mobile phones with colored screen technology and also the presence of cameras had emerged that year. Phones with cameras were the first appearance of the year, you could use the camera to take pictures. Nokia 7650 was a cellphone that was quite popular that year, with a sliding model, a 0.3MP camera and also a colored screen.
2005: Mobile phone with music features
In 2005, Sony gave a new feel to the cellphone. Sony launched mobile phones with the added Walkman feature, the Sony W800i. This Sony W800i at that time was really devoted to music lovers. Sony W800i had a music player button, an additional memory stick, so you can enjoy music anywhere and anytime.
2007: The birth of the iPhone from Apple
Apple company launched its first iPhone series in 2007. This phone was the first cellphone to use the iOS operating system, a sophisticated touchscreen and also had many applications. Having an iPhone at the time was a matter of pride.
2011:Touchscreen phones that dominate the gadget market
Not only the touchscreen, in 2011 many mobile phones appeared with thin and also slim body and design. For instance, you can check Samsung Galaxy S II which was equipped with an 8MP camera feature, AMOLED screen, Android OS, cellphone thickness that was less than 1 cm, support for internet, telephone and GPS.
2015 – Today: Mobile devices with a lot of features
Today’s cell phones come with a lot of features and better networks. You can make a video call, play games, browsing, capture photos, and much more. The current fast network is 4G that gives users high speed, high volume, good quality, global reach, and flexibility to explore different technologies. Finally, 4G provides fast data delivery services to accommodate various multimedia applications such as video conferencing, online games, etc.