Infographic squeezes nearly 40 years of cell phone evolution

Infographic squeezes nearly 40 years of cell phone evolution
38 years ago, the first mobile phone bared little resemblance to today’s large touchscreen smartphones. From then on, hundreds of devices have shaped and perfected the cell phone - way too much to squeeze into a single infographic. But if you strip down the events to the bare essentials, which is exactly what PDT.com has done, you can easily get a quick idea about the turn of events in the infographic to the right.

It illustrates how the first over 2.5 pound phone kickstarted an onslaught of devices in various formats. But did you know that the first handset was inspired by Star Trek Communicator? The first handful of devices that followed looked pretty much similar, but In 1996 another format, the flip phone, hit the market. And if you wonder just when people weirdly started talking to themselves on streets, you’d just have to remember 1998 when Bluetooth headsets arrived. Check out the rest of the facts covered in the infographic and feel free add your suggestions for milestone events in cell phone history.

source: PDT via IntoMobile

FEATURED VIDEO

5 Comments

1. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

They forgot to mention the Nokia N95, one of the most revolutionary phones that has been on the market (back then it was first with alot of things). Oh, and they also forgot to mention the year 2010 when bada was announced.

7. daniyo

Posts: 46; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

nanananananananan BABA MAN! ive missed u >.

2. Henrick unregistered

God Bless the Nokia N95... Even tough I use my Galaxy S2 I still have mine...

4. Nepoc unregistered

Oh well they missed many milestones with that infographic. Like the first mobile phone contact-less payment made in Japan around 2005. Can't believe it's taken so long to come to North America.

5. ilia1986 unregistered

2012: The iPhone downfall.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.