History and evolution of the cellphone





Not all of the realesed cellphones are listed below.
This would result to a hughe article.
Only a few highlights that came out through
the years are mentioned in this article.


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1956 SRA Ericsson Mobile Telephone System A


Weight: 88 pounds!

1983 Motorola DynaTAC 8000X


The price of this (real) portable phone in 1983 was $3995,-.
The battery life was les than 60 minutes.

1984 Nokia Mobira Talkman


The battery life of this phone was 3 till 4 hours (operating, not standby).


1989 Motorola MicroTAC


1993 Bellsouth-IBM Personal Communicator


The IBM Simon was the first PDA/Phone combo.

1994


Motorola 2900 Bag Phone

Nokia 1011
First Nokia mass-produktion phone
1996


Motorola StarTAC
The first clamshell cellular phone. Also one of the first display screens featured on a cell.
1997



Nokia 9000 Communicator
The first genration of smartphones.
Running on a Intel i80386 CPU with 8MB of memory.

1998


Nokia 5110
A very populair consumer cellphone.
1999

Benefon Esc!
First GSM with a integrated GPS module.

Nokia 5110
A very populair phone for its design.


Nokia 7110
This was the first phone with a WAP-Browser.

Samsung SPH-M100 Uproar
The first phone with a MP3-player.


Nokia 3210
This was the first phone with a integrated antenna.

2000


Ericsson R380

Nokia 3310

2001


Ericsson T39
First phone with Bluetooth.


Nokia 5510
Features a Full QWERTY keyboard and has 64MB for music storage.


Nokia 8310
Features a a calendar and FM-Radio.
The 8310 was a premium mobile phone manufactured by Nokia between 2001 and 2002.


Ericsson T68
First phone with a colour screen.

2002


Sanyo SCP-5300
First phone with a (lowres) camera.




Nokia 6100
The Nokia 6100 is Nokia's lightest phone ever with a full 12-key keypad.


RIM Blackberry 5810
First Blackberry


T-Mobile Sidekick
Phone with full QWERTY keyboard and internet connectivity.

Sony Ericsson P800
PDA-Phone with touchscreen



Nokia 7650
Nokia's first phone with Symbian OS (v6.1)
104mhz 32bit RISC CPU, 4MB of RAM (3.6 MB available to the user)

2003




RIM Blackberry Quark 6210
First Blackberry with integrated phone.

RIM Blackberry 7210
First Blackberry with a colour screen.


Nokia 6600
Most advanced product ever launched by Nokia.
104Mhz Risc CPU, 6MB Memory, MMC card slot for memory expansion.
Running on Symbian OS 7.0


Nokia 7600
One of the smallest and lightest dual-band GSM and 3G (WCDMA) phones in the world


2004


Motorola RAZR
Screen internal: 172x200, 65K colours
Screen external: 98x80, 4096 colours
10MB of RAM


Nokia 7610 (a.k.a. Supernova)
Nokia's first smartphone featuring a 1 megapixel camera
Symbian OS: 7.0
CPU: ARM4T at 123Mhz, 8Mb RAM.


Sony Ericsson P800
Screen: 208x320 262144 colours
OS: Symbian OS OS 7.0


2005


HTC Universal
CPU: Intel Bulverde at 520Mhz
OS: Windows Mobile 5.0
RAM: 128Mb Flash, expandeble with SD cards.
Screen: 640x480 65355 colours


Sony Ericsson P800
Screen: 178x208, 262.144 colours
OS: Symbian Series 60 v2

2006 - Year of the upcomming Smartphones!


HTC TyTN 100
Screen: 240x320, 65536 colours
CPU: Samsung SC32442A 400Mhz (ARM)
GPU: ATI Imageon 2282
Memory: 64MB, 128 MB ROM
OS: Windows Mobile 5.0


Sony Ericsson P800
Screen: 240x320 (TFT) 65536 colours
CPU: Intel XScale PXA272 312 MHz
Memory: 64MB
OS: Windows Mobile 5.0


Nokia N73
Screen: 240x320, 262.144 colours
CPU:  ARM9 220 MHz
Memory: 64MB
OS: Symbian OS V9.1


O2 XDA Flame
Screen: 480x640 (TFT) 262144 colours
CPU: Intel XScale PXA270 520MHz
Memory: 64MB, 2GB Flash ROM
OS: Windows Mobile 5.0


Blackberry Pearl
(8100 / 8110 / 8120 / 8130 / 8220 / 8230)
Screen: 240x260 (TFT) 65536 colours
Memory: 64MB /  128MB (depending on model)



Samsung SGH-i607 (aka Blackjack)
Screen: 320x240 (TFT)
CPU: 220 MHz Texas Instruments OMAP 1710
Memory: 64MB, 128MB Flash ROM
OS: Windows Mobile 5.0

2007


O2 XDA Flame
Screen: 320x240 (TFT) 262144 colours
Memory: 200MB + MicroSD slot for expansion
GPS Module built-in


HTC Touch
Screen: 320x240 (TFT) 65536 colours
CPU: OMAP 400mhz
Memory: 64MB, 2GB Flash ROM
OS: Windows Mobile 6.0


NOKIA N95
Screen: 320x240 (TFT) 16M colours
CPU: Dual 332 MHz Texas Instruments OMAP 2420 (ARM11-based)[15]
Memory: 64MB, 2GB Flash ROM
OS: Symbian OS v9.2, S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 1



LG Viewty (KU990)
Screen: 240x400 (TFT) 262144 colours
CPU: 140MHz ARM9
GPU: Zoran APPROACH 5C
Memory: 100MB
OS: LG Proprietary OS, with Adobe Flash UI




Nokia E90 Communicator
Top screen: 320x240 (TFT) 16 Million colours
Internal screen: 800x352 (TFT) 16,7 Million colours
CPU: ARM11 (OMAP2420 @ 330 MHz)
Memory: 128MB Expandeble via MicroSD cards (up to 16GB)
OS: Symbian OS v9.2 S60 Platform, 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 1




Apple iPhone (first release June 27 in the US)
Screen: 320x480 (TFT) 262144 colours
CPU: Samsung 32-bit RISC ARM 1176JZ(F)-S v1.0[7] 620 MHz underclocked to 412 MHz
GPU: PowerVR MBX Lite 3D GPU[9]
Memory: 128MB Internal, 4 / 8 / 16 GB for storage (depending on model)
OS: iPhone OS
Apple iPhone 3G came out in march 2009
2008


Nokia N96
Screen: 320x240 (TFT) 16M colours
CPU: Dual ARM 9 264MHz
Memory: 16GB Internal
OS: Symbian OS v9.3


HTC Touch Diamond
Screen: 480x640 (TFT) 65536 colours
CPU: 528 MHz Qualcomm MSM7201A
Memory: 256 MB internal flash, 192 MB RAM, 4GB internal storage
OS: Windows Mobile 6.1 with HTC's TouchFlo interface



English version                                 Korean version

Samsung Omnia (SGH-i900)
Screen: 240x400 rotateble (TFT) 65536 colours
CPU: 624MHz Marvell PXA312 processor
Memory: 128 MB RAM, 256 MB ROM expandeble via MicroSD cards


Blackberry Curve 8900
Screen: 480x360, 262144 colours
CPU: 512Mhz
Memory: 256 MB internal flash, expandeble via MicroSD cards
OS: Windows Mobile 6.1 with HTC's TouchFlo interface



Nokia E63
Screen: 320x240 (TFT) 16M colours
CPU: 369 MHz ARM11 Freescale processor
Memory: 110Mb internal and 16GB for storage
OS: S60 v3.1 (3rd Edition, Feature Pack 1) UI on Symbian OS v9.2




Samsung Instinct (SPH-M800)
Screen: 240x432 (LCD)
CPU: 369 MHz ARM11 Freescale processor
Memory: 110Mb internal and 16GB for storage
OS: S60 v3.1 (3rd Edition, Feature Pack 1) UI on Symbian OS v9.2

2009


LG Prada 2 (KF900)
Screen: 320x240 (TFT) 262144 colours
Memory: 60Mb internal, expandeble via MicroSD cards up to 8GB
OS: Flash UI


HTC Magic
Screen: 320x480 (TFT) 65536 colours
CPU:528 MHz Qualcomm MSM7201A ARM11 processor (PV32B)
or 528 MHz Qualcomm MSM7200A ARM11 processor (PVT32A)
Memory: 512MB ROM, 288Mb internal RAM, expandeble via MicroSD cards up to 16GB
OS: Google's Android 1.6 (Donut)



LG Arena (KM900)
Screen: 800x480 (TFT) 16M colours
Memory: 8GB internal, expandeble via MicroSD cards up to 32GB
OS: LG Custom OS

Nokia N97
Screen: 640x360 (TFT) 16M colours
CPU: Single CPU, 434 MHz ARM11
Memory: 128Mb internal, 32GB internal storage, expandeble via MicroSD cards up to 16GB
OS: Symbian 9.4


RIM Blackberry Curve 8900
Screen: 480x360 (TFT)
CPU: 512Mhz
Memory: 256Mb internal, expandeble via MicroSD cards
OS: Blackberry OS


HTC Touch Pro 2
Screen:480x800 (TFT) 65535 colours
CPU: Qualcomm MSM7200A ARM11 @ 528MHz
Memory: 288Mb internal, expandeble via MicroSD cards up to 32GB
OS: Initially Windows Mobile 6.1, but a free upgrade to
Windows Mobile 6.5 is available at the site of HTC.

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