Mobile Phone? Since When?
The telephone was first introduced to the world by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876 when he registered a patent for it. This event that made communication easier was quite a surprise for humanity. Therefore it was an even bigger surprise to all when in 1973, less than a hundred years after the telephone was made, a Motorolla company engineer named Marty Cooper made a phone call from the world’s first handheld mobile phone. Over the ensuing four and a half decades, mobile phones have become an indispensable part of the life of the modern-day human being.
How Have They Gone From Then Till Now?
The first mobile phones were the radio common carriers (RCC) and Brick phones. The RCC was a combination of a telephone and a radio; having its own telephone network and number, but relying on the push to talk technology of radios to work on the field. The brick phone was the first mobile phone released by Motorolla for public use. Motorola’s DynaTAC had an LED screen and could make a phone call for thirty minutes or standby for eight hours.
In the 1980s, Motorolla also pioneered the mobile design called the clamshell phone; with colored keypads that had tones, a calculator, hands-free operation and more. Through the 90s, mobile phones became smaller, more affordable, and more useful. They had batteries that lasted longer and could pick up signals from very far distances. Entering the late 90s, the technology for computers and LED screens had greatly improved, leading to the development of PDA’s and other more computer-like mobile phones. The creativity among mobile phones with LED screens continued into the first few years of the new millennium, until the arrival of the iPhone smartphone. Its invention sparked a change that has moved rapidly, and more and more innovations have been built upon the original smartphone to be what the modern man sees as everyday phone features.
Modern Day: Mobile Phones and Their Importance to Mankind
Human beings are made with a desire to stay connected to other human beings. The original telephone forged a connection with people; even when they were not in the same room, they were able to connect with each other in a way that made their location irrelevant. Now, the mobile phone has made it increasingly easier to maintain those connections. Human beings can now do things with each other all the time; from having a voice, video, or short message discussion with one person or with an entire group of people, to sharing photos and videos with the same people. Mobile phones help people reach security operatives in dangerous situations, thus making them more secure. Mobile phones can even be a source of entertainment; as users can listen to music, watch movies, or even gamble online at sites like bCasino. All these are things that would have required a lot of effort and resources to have access to before mobile phones were invented and developed.