The History of the Cell Phone

By milo on Aug 27, 2010 | 9 Comments

It’s hard to imagine getting through one day without using a cell phone, especially since the device now doubles as a computer, planner and address book for many of us. But less than 40 years ago, the idea of a cell phone was just that—an idea. Below, we chronicle the technological innovations and improvements that have taken place in a few short decades to make the mobile phone the powerful machine that it is today.

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8 Comments on “The History of the Cell Phone”
  1. Imagine life without a cell phone. It has become such an integral part of the modern life that it’s rare to even see a pay phone nowadays. I think I have seen one in Los Angeles in the past year.

  2. Daniel says:

    Only problem is the very end. The HTC EVO included FRING which was the first Cellphone and technology to bring users face to face over a mobile network.

    Facetime only allows the ability to communicate over a WIFI network.

  3. Adela says:

    So cool !

  4. Fuchsia says:

    Why is Apple’s FaceTime technology being featured as the brink of 2010 cellphone evolution? Mobile video calling has been around for years before Apple got its hands on it.

  5. Milo says:

    @Fuchsia and @Daniel – good point. I suppose we should have noted that Apple’s FaceTime is making it more mainstream and featuring it as the next “must-have” on your phone. But you’re right – the technology was technically around before it got on the iPhone. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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