The beginning of the mobile era: the first models
1. Motorola DynaTAC 8000X is the first cell phone in the world to receive FCC (Federal Communications Commission) certification in September 1983, after which commercial sales of the device began. Despite this, the first call with the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X was made much earlier - in 1973, the engineer (developer of the phone) Martin Cooper received this honor.
2. Nokia 1011, or Mobira Cityman 2000 . This phone appeared in 1992 and became the first widely available model working in GSM networks. Nokia 1011 was produced until 1994, after which the device was replaced by newer and more advanced models.
3. IBM Simon - this is the first attempt to combine the capabilities of a telephone and a PDA (Pocket PC). The phone was presented to the public as a concept on November 23, 1992, and in 1994 it was put on sale, the cost of the device started from $ 899. In addition to the ability to make a call, the device included the functions of an organizer, could send and receive faxes, allowed to work with e-mail and contained several games. In addition, IBM Simon had a touch screen! Unfortunately, the phone weighed about 1 kg, so the public did not appreciate the novelty.
4. Motorola StarTAC is the first clamshell mobile phone, which happened in 1996. The compactness of such a device is comparable even with mobile phones of our time. A revolution in the world of mobile technology, and again Motorola.
5. Nokia 9000 Communicator is the first successful device in the world that combines the capabilities of a phone and a PDA. Even the impressive weight of the smartphone - as much as 397 grams - did not prevent it from gaining popularity. The Nokia 9000 was equipped with 8 MB of memory, a monochrome screen (640x200) and a full-sized QWERTY keyboard. The smartphone was released in 1996.
6. Sharp J-SH04 - the world's first mobile phone equipped with a camera. The miracle of technology appeared in Japan in 2000; camera resolution today seems ridiculous - it's only 0.1 megapixels, but in those days, the Sharp J-SH04 seemed unbelievable.