History of the Mobile Phone In 1970 Amos Joel of Bell Labs invented "call handoff" that allowed a mobile phone user to travel through several cells during the same conversation Using a modern, if somewhat heavy portable handset, Cooper made the first call on a handheld mobile phone on April 3, 1973 Until the late 1980s, most mobile phones were too large to be carried in a jacket pocket, so they were usually permanently installed in vehicles as car phones
SMS (Short Message System) SMS was being considered as a feature for mobile phones as early as 1985 The first commercial text message wasn't sent until 1992 from a personal computer to a mobile phone The first phone to phone SMS was claimed to have been sent by Riku Pihkonen, an engineering student at Nokia, in 1993.
Ringtones It all more or less started with the famous 'Nokia Tune', which is a 13 note rendering of Francisco Tarrega's masterpiece, Gran Vals. Tarrega was a 19th-century Spanish musician. Around this time all ringtones were monoponic, meaning they could only play one note at a time. One of the first commercial ringtone service available was the finnish operator, Radiolinja´s "jukebox" service in Modern mobile phones can play MP3 files and have higher quality ringtones than ever before.
Camera Phone A camera phone is a mobile phone which has a camera built-in and allows the user to share pictures and video with anyone instantly. Camera phones have become widely used because they are cheap, convenient, and portable, and are now a staple of the majority of cell phones.
Bluetooth 1998 The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is formed and officially adopts the project name Bluetooth as the name of the technology 1999 The Bluetooth 1.0 is released 2000 The first Bluetooth consumer product hits the market - a Bluetooth headset and phone adapter from Ericsson Bluetooth enables user to have an affordable and easy way to have a hands free experience when using mobile phones.
Digital Media Player Many phones today have built in flash memory drives allowing them to store up to 4GB of music, movies, and media. This combines the features of an MP3 and movie player with the features of a mobile phone.
Internet Device Mobile phones now have an integrated web browser, and html client. This technology allows your mobile phone to act as a home PC in the palm of your hand. Allowing you to stay connected with Yahoo and Google searches, download , check the weather, and sync bookmarks from your home PC.
Miscellaneous Features Calculator Clock Calendar Phone Book Maps