- The Funny Journey of The Mobile Device - Once Called a Cell Phone
The Funny Journey of The Mobile Device - Once Called a Cell Phone
I walked into my bank the other day and I saw something unusual, something I thought it was of the past.
But no it was right there, right in front of my eyes, and I couldn't believe what I witnessed. It was the biggest mobile phone that I have ever seen since the mid 80's and early 90's when everyone had to have those phones in their procession, “The Brick”. If you see a person holding this big phone today, and it looked similar to “The Brick” you will be amazed and wonder whether that person has been living under a rock.
However, if you see that same person holding one of those cell phones that have been designed recently and is as big as those cell phones we saw back in the mid 80's and early 90's you will not be astonished by the irony. Back in the day we had “The Brick”, which was invented by Dr. Martin Cooper and was named the first phone to be the First Commercial Cell Phone, created in 1973.
The funny part of this, is that in 2014 you can buy a brand new one.
For real! The phone that was designed back in 1973 however was very inconvenient to carry around, it took about ten hours to charge and you could only use it to talk for about thirty minutes. Despite these and many other inconveniences “The Brick” became a star in the late eighties and early nineties.
Thousands of people only dreamed of having this phone, and the people with money paid thousands of dollars for this phone without thinking it twice.
The phone was popular and people also adopted the idea of having a cell phone, but before we get into the technology of this amazing piece of equipment, let's see how the ancients communicated.
The idea of communicating was long thought about, but back in the ancient world networks of communications were design differently then what we have today. Ancient civilization used mountains to convey a message, there were many mountains scattered all around and they would be lit on fire to communicate messages long distance and between cities, these mountains remind my of the cell phone towers that we have today.
Also there were runners, or people who would run for days with a message to the next city, we have them today but we call those people the mailman.
And as far as the cell phone is concerned we should be able to put two and two together and see that the idea was definitely there, but not the discovered cell phone we have today. Nevertheless, some archaeologist did find inside Egyptian Temples and Pyramids strange devices that appear to have GOLD CIRCUITRY on the interior but they are not sure what was the purpose of the devices.
Cell phones have been around for years, and I would say just about every invention that we have today, was already being thought of or was already being put to use, some where in the ancient world. NOTHING IS NEW UNDER THE SUN.
The Brick is another invention that came as a result of the ideas of the ancient world. The Brick have all the parts that present cell phones have; including the new Bricks that are supposed to make a come back.
The Brick had a speaker and a screen that was similar to the LCD or plasma display found on current cell phones. “The Brick” was also equipped with a keyboard that was different from the TV remote, it also had a battery and an amazing circuitry board that handled all of the phones' functionality.
Today The Brick wants to come back into our world, and remind us why and how we got to the cell phones that we have today. However, this comeback is going to be almost impossible, because the competition is fierce and not many people will leave their current phone to go and grab a relic, I would buy one though. For Real! We should remember that The Brick has been replaced by something we all know as the phablet.
The new invention that have been circulating for quite sometime has caught the attention of the masses, and many people are buying into this new gadget. I saw a phablet when I was at the bank.
A phablet is a crossbreed between a phone and tablet, it has all of the functionalities of a tablet, and at the same time you can also talk to your loved ones with a phablet. The device is suitable for people who like big screens, some of the sizes range from five inches to six inches, depending on the brand.
The phablet does not have to make major progress, because it still does not lag behind in the mobile industry; despite the fact that is fairly new, the phablet has become very popular very recently.
The history of our cellular phones has been remarkably ironic, because we first discovered “The Brick” and complained that it was to big and demanded that a smaller much more practical phone was created.
The demands of society drove mobile phone engineers and designers to think deeper about the next generation of cell phones.
And that my friend they did, nowadays we have all kinds of different cell phones available to those who can afford it.
We are blessed to be around to be able to enjoy the new technology that is accessible to most people who can go online and read an article.
Cell phones are the most advance piece of hardware that has been created so far, this is why it has all of the newest technology already built in it.
Cell phone are so important today that some people can't see themselves without it, this is why the technology is not going to go anywhere and more of them will be created.
One of these days you may come through the site to buy one of our designed phones so wait for it because our future is bright.
Cell phones first appeared in cars and they were considered to be car phones, because they were too large and cumbersome to carry around in a purse or pocket.
In 1983, however, the market was filled with the Motorola DynaTac 8000x.
It was considered the first truly mobile phone, because any one could carry it, due to its size.
The phone became a pop culture symbol, although it was very expensive; it was showcased in the high school show Saved by the Bel and in the movie Wall Street.
Although cell phones were just for talking at first, they gradually became more sophisticated.
Cell phones began to feature things, such as voice-mail, access mail, pagers, and address books.
Today cell phone manufacturers have realized, that they could integrate other technologies into their cell phones, and expand its features.
The purpose of the cell phone has also shifted, from being a piece of technology, which was used for verbal communication, to a tool that is used for multimedia.
The cell phone today is often called a mobile device and not a cell phone at all, because people use the cell phone for more, then just making phone calls.
Surfing the web, checking emails, snapping photos, and updating our social media status are some of the use, we give to our cell phones, and not actually to place calls.
It’s not just the technology of the cell phone that has changed over time, the physical design has also gone through a roller-coaster of changes.
Original car phones and bag phones were as large as modern day computers and just as heavy.
Mobile phones, particularly the smartphones that have become our inseparable companions today, are relatively new.
However, the history of mobile phones goes back to 1908 when a US Patent was issued in Kentucky for a wireless telephone.
Mobile phones were invented as early as the 1940s when engineers working at AT&T developed cells for mobile phone base stations.
The very first mobile phones were not really mobile phones at all.
They were two-way radios that allowed people like taxi drivers and the emergency services to communicate.
Instead of relying on base stations with separate cells (and the signal being passed from one cell to another), the first mobile phone networks involved one very powerful base station covering a much wider area.
Motorola, on 3 April 1973 were first company to mass produce the the first handheld mobile phone.
These early mobile phones are often referred to as 0G mobile phones, or Zero Generation mobile phones.
Most phones today rely on 3G or 4G mobile technology.
The first mobile phone invented for practical use was by a Motorola employee called Martin Cooper who is widely considered to be a key player in the history of mobile phones.
Handsets that could be used in a vehicle had been developed prior to Martin Cooper’s phone, but his was the first usable truly portable mobile telephone.
Cooper made mobile phone history in April 1973 when he made the first ever call on a handheld mobile phone.
Mobile telephony developed in leaps and bounds over the next decade, particularly with the arrival of handover technology.
This allowed users to keep their connections as they traveled between base stations – so as a user walked from one mobile phone mast to another, the connection and conversation would not drop or be interrupted.
The birth of the Second Generation (2G) mobile phones was in Finland in 1993.
It was also the year that the first SMS text messages were sent and that data services began to appear on mobile phones.
Mobiles that we use today are 3G mobiles, or Third Generation mobiles, or even more advanced 4G handsets.
3G launched in 2001 and allowed operators to offer a huge range of advanced services such as video calling and HSPA data transmission.
4G became commercially available in the UK in late 2012 and offers super fast connections and similarly speedy downloads.
Now the UK market has matured there are several network providers competing for business.
“Like computers, the cell phone over time has become drastically smaller,” Jones says.
He recalls reviewing focus group results while working with Ericsson GE Mobile in the mid-90s.
“Customer research showed that the phone was so small that the user interface was unacceptable.
Though the phone may have functioned perfectly well, their opinion was partially driven by the perception that the phone was simply too small.
” Eventually, customers’ perceptions shifted and they demanded a smaller, sleeker cell phone.
Just in recent years, cell phone designs have actually started to become larger and simpler, making room for a larger screen and less buttons.
Because phones have become mobile media devices, the most desirable aspect is a large, clear, high-definition screen for optimal web viewing.
Even the keyboard is being taken away, replaced by a touch screen keyboard that only comes out when you need it.
The most obvious example of this is the Apple iPhone and subsequent competitors like the Droid models.
The cell phone has changed and developed so rapidly in the past decade that it seems as though almost anything you can imagine is possible for the future.
According to Jones, the convergence of all our tech gadgets into one mobile device will continue to advance.
He anticipates that “the majority of the hardware and the software can be moved to ‘the cloud’ and the product will mainly be comprised of the input and the display.
” Lendino expects that the smartphone will eventually completely take over the market.
“Within a few more years, I expect regular cell phones to disappear entirely.
We may not even call smartphones ‘smart’ anymore and just drop the term altogether, the way we stopped saying ‘color TV’ and ‘hi-fi stereo’,” he says.
Grullon believes that cell phones of the future will be adapted to appeal more to our emotional senses.
“I believe in the future, cell phones will become even more naturally in sync with our biological reflexes and processes such as eye movement, thought processes, kinesthetic, cultural preferences,” she says.
It’s not just about how we will change cell phone, Grullon says.
“The question is, how will the cell phone change us?”
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