The Evolution Of the Cell Phone
The first modern cell phones in the US first appeared in the USA in Chicago. It was the put out by Ameritech in 1983 using the famous first hand-held mobile phone Motorola DynaTAC.
The DynaTAC was the first commercially available cellular phone small enough to be easily carried, and made the first phone call from it. The DynaTAC’s retail price, $3,995 ($8724 in present-day terms). It was huge compared to today’s cells and weighed on at a whopping 28oz or approximately 2 pounds and was over 10 inches in height.
The DynaTAC has become associated with the 1980s in popular culture, and has been heavily used in film and media set in that period.The phone is well known for being used by Gordon Gekko in movie Wall Street.
Of course as technology advanced, components shrank and prices dropped, the era of mobile “on the fly” communications came into the day to day vernacular.
Here is a fun and interesting pictorial of the phones, some which you might have owned at one time and some cells that you might not have ever seen before. Each one having a few new gadgets or apps that the one before it lacked. The same goes today and what the future will bring will amaze you now and become old hat within a 6 month period.
With the introducing of the iPhone, cell phones are no longer just used for talking. They are starting to morph into mobile computers that as you will see towards the end the pictures, part of your wardrobe and/or accessories.
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