The first call made with a mobile phone was made in 1973 by Martin Cooper, the company's chief developer Motorola. He called a rival telecommunications company and stated that he spoke to them using a cell phone. The call was made from a DynaTAC prototype, and only 10 years later, in 1983, the phone went on sale.
However, this is not the world's first commercial phone. The first was the Mobira Senator, released in 1982 by Nokia. Its weight was 10 kilograms, it worked on 1G networks of the Nordic Mobile Telephony and was expected to be used in cars.
In 1983 the DynaTAC 8000X from the company was released Motorola. It weighed only a kilogram, but had one big drawback – the battery. It had to be charged for 10 hours, and at the same time it was possible to talk on one battery charge for only 30 minutes.
In subsequent years, the market did not develop very quickly, the most noticeable was the release in 1987 of Cityman Mobira, which, however, outwardly repeated DynaTAC.
In 1992, the Nokia 1011 was released. It was the first phone that could work anywhere in the world thanks to the support of GSM networks (2G). The device weighed only 500 grams and was equipped with a small LCD display. In the same year, the first text message 'Merry Christmas' was sent.
IMB Simon – the first smartphone
In 1994 the personal communicator IMB Simon was released. For that time, it was a real smartphone, it had a number of built-in applications (contacts, calculator, calendar, notes, world clock, drawing application, and so on). It had a huge 6.3-inch touchscreen display, you could use it with your fingers or with a stylus. The company managed to sell 50,000 of these devices.
Nokia 9000 Communicator – first with QWERTY keyboard
Nokia 9000 Communicator
In 1996 the Nokia 9000 Communicator was introduced. It was this device that inspired the creators of smartphones BlackBerry. The device was equipped with a QWERTY keyboard, it was one of the first phones with the ability to send email and fax over a 2G network.
Motorola StartTAC is the most compact
In 1996, the Motorola StartTAC was also introduced. The phone was luxury, had an extremely small body, weighed only 88 grams and was a real mobile gadget, unlike all huge devices of that time. It is also the world's first foldable phone.
NOKIA 8110 – the most comfortable
The Nokia 8110, introduced in 1996, offered a very user-friendly slider form factor, and its owners noted that it was one of the most convenient phones on the market. In addition, the Nokia 8110 is popularly called a banana because it had a rounded body.
What else pleased the manufacturers?
In 1997 Siemens showed the world's first phone with a color screen, it could display up to four colors, and weighed less than 200 grams. In 1999, RIM (Blackberry) introduced the BlackBerry 850 with a full QWERTY keyboard.
In the same year, the Nokia 7110 slider was released, it was the world's first phone with a WAP browser, with which it was possible to download ringtones over the Internet and visit WAP-enabled websites.
In 2000, the Sharp J-SH04 phone was released, the world's first phone with a built-in camera (0.11 megapixels), and the unkillable Nokia 3310 was introduced in the same year. The company sold 125 million of these devices. Another feature of the phone was its excellent battery life. And it was this phone that popularized the Snake game.
It's funny how the market didn't change very quickly from 1980 to 2000. Today, every year companies are obliged to delight us with new features, but at that time, as you can see, everything was different. It's hard to say what the phone market will be like in 2030, but if you look at the first phones and what they are now, you can understand that they are on completely different planes. If people saw a modern flagship in 1990, they would go crazy.
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