The history of the cell phone timeline traces the evolution of mobile phone technology from the early 1900s. In 1979, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone introduced the first 1G cell phone to the citizens of Tokyo. A year later, it was available throughout Japan. In 1983, Ameritech introduced this service to the United States, and by the mid-1980s, it had been available in Canada and other parts of the world.
Martin Cooper: First Cell Phone Inventor
The concept of cell phones was invented in the late 1940s and was finally realised in the mid-1950s, but it took several decades for the concept to become a reality. In April 1973, a Motorola researcher named Martin Cooper made the first cell phone call. He called his colleague Dr. Joel S. Engel at Bell Labs. The new invention revolutionized the world of communication.
The next decade saw many innovations in cell phone technology. Samsung released the Galaxy Note 8 as a safe bet, LG introduced the V30 and Google released the Pixel 2. In 2014, Samsung introduced the iPhone X, replacing the fingerprint scanner with face unlock technology. Nokia and ZTE launched dual-screen smartphones in the same year.
IBM announced the first smartphone in 1992, but the device did not become available until two years later. The device featured touchscreen capabilities and applications, but it was not popular in the market. Later, the iPhone 2G was introduced. This phone also featured a touchscreen and monochrome LCD screen. The battery life on this handset was only one hour.