The first cell phone ever

December 30th, 2006

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Cell phones. Nowadays, everyone has one. At least one, actually. Their history can be traced to some devices that would go unrecognized in the GSM world today, so I’m not going to present you with the early early years of GSM technology. Mobile rigs were the beginning of mobile phones, along with taxicab radios, two way radios in police cruisers, and so on. But those are not quite important, so I’m going to skip directly to what has concerned us from the beginning.

The first Generation phones (1G – Cellular Analog) was introduced in the early 80s and its main difference by its successor was the radio signal (analog to 1G, digital to 2G). So, the first mobile phone was Motorola DynaTAC, showed in the picture below.

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Well, it wasn’t of a fancy design, but it was revolutionary at the time. Several prototypes were made between 1973 and 1983. The product accepted by the FCC weighed 28 ounces and was 10 inches high, not including its flexible “rubber duck” whip antenna. The display utilized red LEDs, and was severely limited in what information it could show. The battery allowed for a call up to 35 minutes, after which it was necessary to charge the telephone up to more than 10 hours.

Yes, it was revolutionary. 12 years later, I was getting my first cell phone, a brick-like Motorola phone that I couldn’t carry in my pocket but I’m glad the technology evolved ever since. Nowadays, we reached 3G and I wonder how far will it go?







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Comments

  1. tri:

    not every body has a cell phone ,don t steriotype…

  2. Daniεε:

    Yεh .. Most Ppl In Thε World Has A Phonε and thεrε Not Stεriotyping !!

  3. harmbo:

    omg da 1st cell phone!!!!!

  4. phoebe:

    z0mg ! w!5h ! c0ulD tYp3 @z k3wl @z y3wWwWw

    Grow up hahahaha.

  5. Tabitha Williams:

    I got a cool phone than you

  6. Tabitha Williams:

    Its the LG Vu

  7. bubba:

    woah dude that is sick!!!!!!

  8. yo mamma said:

    WHAT?!?!

  9. Maria:

    I would have thought it would have looked better than this..

  10. stacey:

    wow how much are they 2,22,66,66,666,333,215818

  11. stacey:

    ihope they are cheap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. WPPPP:

    phorebe you are so rude!

  13. keke:

    lol ikr bt this web site is sooo lame doe bt idc… bt itxz gonna make me fail mii report ugh

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