Infographics – The Evolution of Mobile Phones

by July 18, 2013

Admit it, your mobile phone is always with you while you are traveling or working or even unwinding in front of the TV screen. This is possible because the mobile phone has been intuitively designed and made lightweight and as handy as it can be.

CompareRaja_Infographic_Mobile_HistoryThe story of the evolution of mobile phones is quite interesting especially right from the 1990s which witnessed a rapid progression in mobile phones, its design and user interface over and above improvement in mobile technology.

Today, we boast of mobile phones which are ultra slim, light weight and smart in performance. In fact, the phone specifics are first noted before even you proceed to check out the phone physically.

In 1973, when Martin Cooper employed by Motorola demonstrated the first mobile call at a press conference using a device weighing 1.1 kg and 23 cm in length, 4.45 cm in width and 13 cm in depth. Clearly visible, the device was inspired by the TV serial Star Trek. Working towards a lighter version of the mobile phone, in 1989 the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X was commercially available which allowed 30 minutes of talk time and a standby time of 8 hours.

The 1990s decade witnessed the launch of IBM Simon titled as the world’s first smartphone. Equipped with multiple capabilities such as phone, pager, fax machine, and PDA and a QWERTY keyboard along with other features, it required a stylus for using it. In 1996, Mova N103 Hyper, the first phone with customizable ring tones was introduced by NEC. Later in 1998 came the Nokia 8810, the first phone with an internal antenna set in a slider style design.

At the turn of the century, with the increasing popularity and preferences for mobile phones, they were manufactured by electronic giants such as Samsung, LG, Apple and others. Amongst the highest selling mobiles, Motorola Razr recorded a sale more than 50 million units in just 2 years. With Apple iPhone tagged as a powerful pocket computer, Samsung Galaxy S4, yet another smart phone with 13 MP rear camera and LG Optimus 2x equipped with a dual core processor, each of the manufacturers are vying to capture the market share of mobile phones worldwide.

The evolution of Mobile phones has come a long way while the best has yet to come. Its wait and watch for what the next generation of mobile phones are likely to offer.