Mature Technology - Cell Phone

Timeline created by vanessa.garrett
  • Mobile Telephone System

    Mobile Telephone System
    Bell System introduced the first commercial mobile telephone. This equipment was large, weighing 80 pounds with limiting calling bands available from AT&T.
  • DynaTAC portable phone

    DynaTAC portable phone
    The first private, practical mobile phone in a non-vehicle setting.
  • Motorola MicroTAC

    Motorola MicroTAC
    The first flip phone design. It was truly the world's first pocket phone.
  • StarTAC clamshell phone

    StarTAC clamshell phone
    Motorola came out with the first clam shell mobile phone. It improved the folding feature by collapsing in half.
  • Nokia 9000 Communicator

    Nokia 9000 Communicator
    It was the first cell phone that could also be called a mini-computer.
  • Nokia 3210

    Nokia 3210
    One of the most popular phones in history with over 160 million sold. It was one of the first to allow picture messages, but only preinstalled ones. First to be marketed toward young people.
  • Sanyo 5300

    Sanyo 5300
    From sprint, this was the first camera phone sold in North America.
  • BlackBerry 5810

    BlackBerry 5810
    The first BlackBerry to incorporate a mobile phone into their popular brand of data-only devices. Professionals who needed access to their emails and schedules were the main target. There was no speaker or microphone.
  • Motorola RAZR

    Motorola RAZR
    The first "fashion" phone, selling 50 million units. It helped give cell phones a new look.
  • Apple iPhone

    Apple iPhone
    A touchscreen smartphone developed by Steve Jobs.
  • HTC EVO 4G

    HTC EVO 4G
    The first cellular phone from Sprint to meet 4G standards. It was powered by Android 2.1 and had one of the largest touchscreen displays.