50 years since first mobile phone call

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Are you ready to go back in time and explore the history of mobile phones? It all started on 3 April 1973, when Martin Cooper, also known as ‘the father of the cellphone’, made the first-ever mobile telephone call on a street in New York City.

At that time, mobile phones were not what we know today. The first mobile phone was invented by Martin Cooper, and he called his rival company to let them know that he had done it! But all he could hear was silence because his competitor was upset about losing the race to make the first call.

The first mobile phone was called the Motorola DynaTac 8000X, also known as “The Brick”. It was not available for consumers to purchase until 1983, and it was huge and heavy.

Then, in the year 2000, Nokia released the 3310. It was a popular phone, known for its durability and long battery life, as well as the game Snake. But it was the Nokia 1100 in 2003 that really made history, selling over 250 million devices and becoming the best-selling electrical gadget of all time, even beating the PlayStation 2!

Blackberry phones became popular with businesses because they were one of the first phones that could send emails. With their QWERTY keyboards, which were like those on computers, Blackberries were great for sending messages. The general public also loved them, thanks to features such as their messaging service, called BBM.

But everything changed in 2007 when Apple released the iPhone. It revolutionized the world of mobile phones with its touch screen technology and many features. It became an instant hit and continues to be one of the most popular phones today.

So, there you have it – the fascinating history of mobile phones. Who knows what exciting developments are still to come in the world of technology?

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