Evolution of the Telephone

Timeline created by rbb4043
  • First Phone Ever

    First Phone Ever
    Alexander Graham Bell creates the first phone. The first words spoken via telephone were from Bell to his assistant Watson, saying "Mr. Watson--come here--I want to see you."
  • Bell Telephone Company

    Bell Telephone Company
    In July of 1777 the Bell Telephone Company was formed by Gardiner Hubbard.
  • Stowger

    Stowger
    First phone with the ability to dial out rather than going through an operator.
  • Rotary Telephone

    Rotary Telephone
    The Frankfut "Bauhaus" is created. It was known as the first version of the rotary telephone.
  • Mobile Phone for Cars

    Mobile Phone for Cars
    In 1960 in Sweden, the first automatic mobile phone system for cars (Mobile Telephone System A) was launched.
  • AT&T Picturephone

    AT&T Picturephone
    AT&T creates the first videophone.
  • First Mobile Phone

    First Mobile Phone
    The first mobile phone, known as the AEG Telecar CD, is created
  • First Flip Cell Phone

    First Flip Cell Phone
    The first flip cell phone, the Motorola MicroTAC9800X, is created.
  • 1st Touch Screen phone

    1st Touch Screen phone
    The IBM Simon is created and is considered to be the first smart phone and touch screen.
  • Popular Flip Phone

    Popular Flip Phone
    The Motorola StarTAC is created, and it helps start the cell phone craze.
  • First Cell Phone with Camera

    First Cell Phone with Camera
    The Sharp J-SHO4 becomes the first cell phone with a camera built in.
  • First Blackberry

    First Blackberry
    The Blackberry 5810 is created, revolutionizing the telephone industry as well as introducing the world to the BlackBerry Brand.
  • The iPhone

    The iPhone
    The first iPhone is created by Steve Jobs and Apple. The iPhone allowed for your phone to be an iPod, a telephone, and was able to have games known as "apps."
  • First Android

    First Android
    The T-Mobile G1 is created, becoming the first phone to use Google's Android operating system.
  • SixthSense Technology

    SixthSense Technology
    Pranav Mistry and his studies at MIT found that through the use of a simple camera, it could bring the digital world to the physical world. He came out with this study in 2009, but has not been released to the public.
  • LG Flutter Concept Phone

    LG Flutter Concept Phone
    The LG Flutter will have an opportunity to be featured in a future blockbuster movie. The device opens up like a fan, as you can see in the image above and has a flexible OLED touch screen display that scrolls radically.
  • The Kambala Ear-Phone

    The Kambala Ear-Phone
    The Kambala is a mobile phone that transforms to an earphone as well. Pop the center piece and the earpiece clip pings out; clip this to your ear and you got a phone-earphone! Multilayered Polymer which hosts all the electronic components is used in its construction. A continuous flexi-screen with plenty of sensors makeup the surface and it has the ability to transmit the image on the inside of the phone to the outside.
  • Yuxa From Eco-Friendly Materials

    Yuxa From Eco-Friendly Materials
    Mexican designer Veronica Eugenia Rodriguez Ortiz created the Yuxa wearable cell phone concept. This is an eco-friendly phone featuring an OLED display and rechargeable battery, plus an innovative means of communication.