Who Invented Mobile Phone?

by admin on June 2, 2007 · 59 comments

in Answers, Gadgets, Hardware, Mobile phone, Networking, Technology

We use mobile phone everyday. I own a blackberry and a Nokia phone. In the 90s the cellphone was a luxury item. I thought it would be an interesting idea to dig out a little history about mobile phone.

Dr. Martin Cooper of Motorola, made the first US analogue mobile phone call

Dr. Martin Cooper of Motorola, made the first US analogue mobile phone call

  1. Dr. Martin Cooper of Motorola is considered to be the inventor of the first practical mobile phone. On April 3, 1973, Martin placed a call to rival Joel Engel, head of research at AT&T's Bell Labs, while walking the streets of New York City talking on the first Motorola DynaTAC prototype.
  2. In 1940s Motorola developed a backpacked two-way radio, the Walkie-Talkie and a large hand-held two-way radio for the US military. The same technology developed further and produced the mobile phone that we know today.
  3. In 1946 USSR (Russia) successfully tested their version of a radio mobile phone mounted inside a car.
  4. The modern handheld cell phone era began in 1973 when Motorola invented the first cellular portable telephone to be commercialised, known as Motorola DynaTAC 8000X.
  5. On October 13, 1983, the pilot commercial cellular system of Illinois Bell begins operating in Chicago. The second pilot system run by ARTS in partnership with Motorola begins operation in Baltimore/Washington on December 16, 1983.
  6. By 1984, Washington, DC has two competing cellular providers,
  7. By 1988, many cellular systems (particularly New York and Los Angeles) are already becoming overloaded as the promise of nearly infinite expansion of capacity from cell splitting turns out to be more costly and difficult than foreseen.
  8. The Motorola StarTac was the first phone in the world with Vibrating alert function. It was unveiled in North America on January 3, 1996. StarTACs remained popular until the early 2000s.
  9. The Sharp J-SH04 was the industry's first mobile phone to feature an integrated 110,000-pixel CMOS image sensor for taking digital photos (camera mobile phone).
  10. By 2003 or 2004 Blackberry begun to take the market by storm. The phone were optimized for wireless email communication. GPRS could provide data rates from 56 kbit/s up to 114 kbit/s. It can be used for services such as Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) access, Short Message Service (SMS), Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS), and for Internet communication services such as email and World Wide Web access.
  11. On January 9, 2007 Apple unveiled the iPhone to the public.


=> United States of America (USA)

These days we use second generation (2G) GSM / CDMA / TDMA mobile networks and phones. Many service providers now looking to create a third generation (3G) mobile network. The most significant feature offered by third generation mobile technologies is the capacity to support greater numbers of voice and data customers but as usual it is quite expensive to roll out. Now, a 4G system is expected to provide a comprehensive and secure all-IP based solution where facilities such as IP telephony, ultra-broadband Internet access, gaming services, and streamed multimedia may be provided to users.


{ 59 comments… read them below or add one }

1 ramesh January 6, 2009 at 7:25 am

3G already in the market

2 simon January 7, 2009 at 2:13 pm

i want more information about mobiles

3 renee February 28, 2009 at 4:15 am

i need more info

4 antony goodall March 2, 2009 at 12:03 pm

you should inveted a new phone like a holgram

5 me March 16, 2009 at 12:23 pm

hi.you shoud giv moreinformation like da disadvantages & advantages of the mobile.the effects of mobile!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6 vikas March 31, 2009 at 10:04 am

very nice information.

7 cHLOE April 14, 2009 at 9:28 am

MORE INFERMATION PLEASEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8 stephanie April 20, 2009 at 11:05 am


9 kavya May 21, 2009 at 5:21 am

hi really uvr information useful 2 me 4 myseminar 10x re.

10 samuel June 16, 2009 at 12:19 pm

hi , please more information about the history of mibile phones

11 joshua September 16, 2009 at 3:36 pm

add more info.

12 Shenae October 12, 2009 at 8:56 am

I totally agree with you you need to put way more info!!!!!!!!!!!

13 frog October 26, 2009 at 1:40 am

who invented the mobile phone

14 shanker November 9, 2009 at 8:26 am

Useful information but very short please dig more and give us anoppertunity to update ourself at your cost.
Thank you.

15 Rudra November 10, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Gud..very gud..,..

16 gamal January 2, 2010 at 12:24 pm

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17 indian January 3, 2010 at 7:53 am

mobiles have become an integral part of our lives……. so we need to know more abt them in detail……we neeed more info

18 yo momah February 11, 2010 at 6:34 pm

whats the second phone invented???

19 bharath February 17, 2010 at 2:52 pm

as we r using the mobiles and of the latest tech. we should the inventor as we are studying and i want more info. of who invented the mobile and the ful details of mobile history can you provide for me

20 Nitesh March 4, 2010 at 5:26 pm

About what percentage of number of Human Beings would use mobile phone in the year 2020 ?

21 Nitesh March 4, 2010 at 5:29 pm

About what percentage of number of Human Beings would use mobile phone in the year 2020 ?

22 charlotte and goldie March 5, 2010 at 12:51 pm

when were mobiles first invented?

23 olive March 10, 2010 at 7:06 am

hi can any one help me plz

24 Sakshi Manchanda March 17, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Please tell me when was the first mobile with camera was invented in India?

25 Aliyu shuiabu April 18, 2010 at 9:30 am

Hi i want to know who brought the idea of mobile phone

26 coonnor May 24, 2010 at 2:29 am

im doing something about mobile phones i need info.

27 kevin June 4, 2010 at 4:19 am

who invented 2g technology?

28 Abayomi shittu August 27, 2010 at 7:37 pm

its feels really good to look back and appreciates people who took steps to ease our lives.

29 Anonymous September 21, 2010 at 2:40 pm

who really invented cell phones

30 neeraj panwar October 5, 2010 at 10:18 am

who is the first service provider in India ?
And what was the first call rate for calling 1 min. ?thanku plz reply……….

31 Obiba Setho October 12, 2010 at 9:49 pm

I do agree with the million folks saying ‘more info’ thankz

32 Anonymous January 2, 2011 at 7:31 pm

well suck it

33 Inzamam NIzamani March 21, 2011 at 12:29 pm

I thing it is very best thing for everyone because in the ancient era there were no mobile phones they reached there msg through the envelop so i thing it is better for every one

34 Anonymous March 30, 2011 at 6:58 pm

think of it ur self use ur brain

35 Anonymous October 17, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Dr. Martin Cooper

36 R.N November 7, 2011 at 4:53 pm

What is the main parts of mobile tell me i am wating

37 saniya khan December 26, 2011 at 6:44 am

Dr martin cooper was the first person who invented the mobile phone

38 s January 3, 2012 at 9:27 am

there can a lot to be written in this topic

39 uroojmunaf January 26, 2012 at 4:15 pm

nice information but u should include advantages and disadvantage tooooooooooooo..:)

40 Mukesh February 11, 2012 at 9:02 am

Whats your think about 4G

41 suma February 22, 2012 at 11:28 am

i wanted to knw disadvantages & advantages of the mobile

42 Barack Obama March 5, 2012 at 1:57 pm

please stop your fowl lanuage, you are american citizens.

43 umamageshwari March 16, 2012 at 9:55 am

what suitation made him to invent mobile ?

44 Binay Kr. Prasad April 6, 2012 at 9:08 am

Very nice site,i like it….

45 VEER April 18, 2012 at 10:51 am

very nice invention.

46 VEER April 18, 2012 at 10:52 am

nice nice nice

47 caitlin April 20, 2012 at 4:42 pm

i am english and i working on a project for school

48 Timmy April 23, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Thank you Dr Martin Cooper for making life easy for us today.

49 John Brown April 24, 2012 at 3:24 am

slightly self centered to asume everyine in the world with internet is an american citizen

50 dilip bhorga May 17, 2012 at 7:19 am

thanx a lot ………

51 fabyan May 25, 2012 at 6:40 pm

thank u dr m cooper lol

52 Anonymous August 4, 2012 at 10:08 am

He also invented doc Martin shoes?

53 HANNAH September 10, 2012 at 4:07 pm

thnx really useful for my homework!!!!
could there be more info tho
thnx xxxxxx

54 wtfftw September 10, 2012 at 4:08 pm

i agrreeee

55 pooja September 30, 2012 at 10:56 am

mobile is the worst thing invented ever… why did u develop a cell phone… it creates a lot problem on our enviornment n us tooooooo………….. HATE CELL PHONES..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

56 vishnu charan October 10, 2012 at 4:17 pm

nice it is very use full to us……..

57 Jai December 13, 2012 at 2:33 pm

BPL is the first mobile service provider in india. Service launched in 1994. Now BPL has been renamed as Loop Mobile Communications in 2009.

58 Joseph Maato Amara January 10, 2013 at 3:40 pm

It good we have got simple means of communication

59 santu December 11, 2014 at 1:03 pm

thanks a lot martin cooper
thanks making our life easy

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