On 40th Birthday, A Track Down Of 11 Iconic Cell Phones In History

On 40th Birthday, A Track Down Of 11 Iconic Cell Phones In History

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 04 April 2013, 12:02 Hrs
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Bangalore: It was on 3 April 1973 when the first mobile phone beamed out the very first voice call. Marty Cooper, a Motorola engineer called Joel Engel, who was also working on a mobile phone at Bell Labs, and said, "Joel, this is Marty. I'm calling you from a cell phone, a real handheld portable cell phone.”

The handset used was Motorola’s DynaTAC, popularly called as ‘The Brick Phone’ for it had same dimensions of a brick and weighed over 2 pounds; battery backup was around 35 minutes. The device cost more than $3000. Did you get stirred up about how amazing your Smartphone now looks? It took 40 years for a cell phone to be called as Smartphone.

In 1977, 4 years after the first call was made, experimental cellular networks got launched in Chicago and Baltimore, and 6 years after, in 1983, actual commercial networks appeared. That same year, the Motorola DynaTAC mobile phone was launched, and it cost a bomb.

On the occasion of the 40th birthday of cell phones, here’s the track down of 11 game changing handsets that marked history of cell phone evolution, as compiled by PCMAG.

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