Cellphones play many important roles in any modern persons’ everyday life. It serves as a clock, a calendar, an entertainment tool, and most importantly, a communication device that connects us to anyone from all around the world. Cellphones have become a necessity for many people throughout the planet. As popular as they are now, many people are still unaware of how these cellphones are developed throughout the years.
Here is a timeline of the history and evolution of cellphones:
1983 – 1990
In 1983, the DynaTAC 8000x was the first commercially available handheld mobile phone at a whopping $4000.
1991 – 1994
GSM first launched in Europe in 1991 with the Orbitel TPU 900 first to market. This revolutionized the manufacturing of cost-effective consumer handsets with digital displays.
1995 – 1998
The Siemens S10 brought mobile phone displays to life for the first time in 1997 with four colors!
1999 – 2002
In the year 2000, Sharp launched the world’s very first camera phone, the J-SH04. Other feature phones were also developed in these years.
2003 – 2006
March 2003 signaled the evolution of mobile data usage through the use of 3G.
2007 – 2010
Replacing the old-timey keypads, the first touchscreen phones were first released during this time.
2011 – 2014
Smartphones have grown essential for anyone’s personal and business life.
2015 – 2018
The video streaming and video call capabilities of smartphones led by the implementation of 4G networks solidified the increasing demand for smartphones.
2019 – present day
The 5G network implementation promises ultra-fast connections for features such as video conferencing and mobile gaming.