Evolution of Cell Phones

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Today we refer to our phones as cellphones or mobile phones. However, that was not the case when they first came about. The term “radiotelephony” was used to describe what we now call our cell phones. Early radiotelephony, “early” dating back to the 1940’s, services was available for a very small amount of people. The very first mobile phones were better known as radiotelephones and were first used in the early part of the last century. Radiotelephones were originally used for ship-to-shore or ship-to-ship communications. “Inventor and entrepreneur Guglielmo Marconi, is credited with developing the first successful wireless telegraph.” Even though Marconi, is credited for developing the first successful wireless telegraph, it could…show more content…
He is also credited with being the first person to make a call from a handheld cell phone. Mr. Cooper’s invention was later improved and marketed by Motorola. The handheld cellphone was called the DynaTAC 8000x. The phone weighed over two pounds, had 35 minutes of talk time, with eight hours of standby. It also had a recharging cycle of ten hours. The DynaTAC 8000x is known to everyone as the original brick phone. The phone could only store up to 30 numbers and retailed for about $4,000. Even though the first cellphone had been developed and patented, no city wide commercial analogue cellular service had been established. In May of 1973, the Baharain Telephone Company is assumed to have established the first city wide commercial analogue cellular system. This cellular system only had two working cells and was restricted to twenty channels. The cellular system was supporting 250 subscribers in spite of its small system. Not falling far behind was Japan who was next in line. Japan followed with the operator Nippon Telephone and Telegraph. With this they presented the first generation cellular service into Tokyo in 1979. In 1981, just shortly after Japan, cellular service became available in Northern Europe. The Nordic Mobile Telephone Service went into act across the Nordic countries of northeastern Europe. Those Nordic countries include: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and a few related islands and territories such as Greenland. In 1985, Western Europe
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