The modern telephone system has come a long way. From Alexander Graham Bell to the Blackberry Curve and VoIP, communication has evolved dramatically. The evolution of the telephone system has changed the way we socialize, do business, and even live our day-to-day lives.
Today, cell phones do much more than just allow for voice conversation, cell phones allow access to the Internet, email, business applications, pictures and much more.
The G1 phone was the first phone to be released with the Android operating system designed by Google. Also known as the HTC Dream. One million devices have sold as of April 2009.
The original iPhone was released in June 2007 with an auto-rotate sensor, a multi-touch sensor that allowed multiple inputs while ignoring minor touches, a touch interface that replaced the traditional QWERTY keyboards, and many other features that helped to give Apple an almost instant healthy market share on its release.
The first camera phone. Despite the low quality images it produced, it was the first.
Even the keyboard is being taken away, replaced by a touch screen keyboard that only comes out when you need it.
Just in recent years, cell phone designs have actually started to become larger and simpler, making room for a larger screen and less buttons.
In the span of 29 years, the cell phone has gone from being a huge block, to the small, beautiful mobile device known as the iPhone.
It took 10 years for the first cell phone, the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X, to hit stores.
In 1996, the antennas vanished from the mobile phones, giving an improved look than how it was before. This enhancement also saved space and marked the introduction of internal antennas in the mobile phones.
Improved technology has made a great change in the history of mobile phones, transforming the huge brick-like mobile phones of 1995 to sleek and stylish smartphones we carry with us now.