Technology And Evolution Of Cell Phones

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When cell phones were first introduced, they were large and expensive. In 1983 the first truly mobile phone was released by Motorola. It was the Motorola DynaTAC 8000x. To some people it is known as the “Zack Morris phone.” He used this phone on a regular basis in a popular television show called “Saved by the bell” which took place in the late 80’s to early 90’s. It was an extremely large device compared to the ones we are used to now and it was only designed to make phone calls. It was not often used for personal use like today. “They were primarily used in the sales and business world, but not for personal use like you see today” said Kreg Jones, an industrial designer and industrial design instructor at the Art institute of Philadelphia (“The History and Evolution of Cell Phones”). Initially cell phones could only make phone calls. In later cell phones eventually voicemail was added, but the main feature was still talking. Eventually companies realized the potential to integrate other technologies into the phones. The earliest smart phones integrated email access and allowed the phone to be used as an address book, pager, and fax machine. Cell phones more recently picked up the name “mobile device” as the purpose has shifted to more of a multimedia device rather than just a phone used for only direct communication. Cell phones have come a long way since then. They have continued to evolve and have become a huge part of our life today. It’s not just adults who have
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