The Evolution Of The Cell Phone

[Music] before cellphones there were car phones good morning miss McConnell how does a market open in fact the original car phone weighed about 80 pounds in 1947 an engineer at Bell Labs envisioned a futuristic phone network for their car phones a call would bounce uninterrupted between cells of coverage at the time the technology and the infrastructure for this did not exist but it soon would the car phones quickly became popular despite their limitations only a limited number of people could use the service at a time which meant five to ten-year waiting lists began to form an existing customers could sometimes wait up to 30 minutes to place a call but then in 1973 Motorola engineer Martin Cooper showed what the future would look like the DynaTAC 8000x based on Bell’s cell network concept it was the world’s first handheld cell phone ten years and a 100 million dollar investment later Motorola finally released the phone to the public might order a large pizza with mushrooms and chilies and the hottest peppers you can find the decade long delay was caused by the need to build the cellular infrastructure the phone required to operate the phone took 10 hours to charge lasted 35 minutes and cost 3995 dollars which would be about $10,000 today industry watchers say there are only a few thousand cellular phones in use right now but that number is expected to grow considerably within the next few years during summer [Music] ahead of its time the IBM Simon can be considered the world’s first smartphone the world’s first touchscreen phone and the first phone to have software apps it cost around 1099 dollars new which would be around 1800 today [Music] today Apple is going to reinvent the phone but what we’re gonna do is get rid of all these buttons and just make a giant screen a giant screen just one month after one of the most popular BlackBerry devices was released the original iPhone hit shelves nationwide it would go on to sell more than 6 million units with new models introduced every year the iPhone would forever change mobile phones the computer industry and technology forever [Music] today’s cellphones are a far cry from the $10,000 DynaTAC phone of 1983 and for many people the phone feature has become one of the least used features but in the future phones can make another drastic change the World Economic Forum thinks the first implantable phones will become commercially available by 2024 [Music]

One Reply to “The Evolution Of The Cell Phone”

  1. Awesome.! My science assignment was to compare the evolution of the cell phone and Darwin, I got really a lot of help. Thank you for this video!!

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