History * The first official cell phone was the Motorola Dyna-Tac. * Weight: 2.5 pounds * Talk time: 35 minutes * Recharge time: 10 hours * Features: talk, listen, dial * Made in 1973 * Price: $3,995 in 1983 dollars
Nokia Mobira Senator (1982) It may look more like a boombox than a portable phone, but this boxy, bulky device was actually Nokia's first mobile phone. -Introduced in 1982, the Nokia Mobira Senator was designed for use in cars. It weighed about 21 pounds. Pre-iPhone: BellSouth/IBM Simon Personal Communicator (1993) A cell phone with added PDA functions isn't news today. -In 1993, it was a novel idea. The Simon Personal Communicator, jointly marketed by IBM and BellSouth, was the first mobile phone to add PDA features. It was a phone, pager, calculator, address book, fax machine, and e-mail device in one package, It cost $900.
Motorola StarTAC (1996) Before the Motorola StarTAC was introduced in 1996, cell phones were more about function than fashion. But this tiny, lightweight phone ushered in the concept that style was just as important, ultimately paving the way for today's sleek-looking phones like the Motorola Razr. This 3.1-ounce clamshell-style phone, which could easily be clipped to a belt, was the smallest and lightest of its time. In fact, it was smaller and lighter than many of today's cell phones. Nokia 6160 (1998) or Nokia 8260 (2000) In the late 1990s, Nokia's candybar-style cell phones were all the rage. Nokia 6160 was the company's best-selling handset of the 1990s. The somewhat sleeker Nokia 8260, introduced in 2000, added a colorful case and lost some of the 6160's bulk: it stood only about 4 inches tall and weighed 3.4 ounces, compared with almost 6 ounces for the 6160.
BlackBerry Pearl (2006) Research In Motion continued its efforts to shed its strictly-business image with the consumer-friendly Pearl. This phone, with its slim design and SureType keyboard, looked the part. It went further than the 7100t, however: the Pearl was the first BlackBerry to include a camera and an audio/video player. iPhone (2007Apple) The iPhone is an internet and multimedia enabled smartphone designed and marketed by Apple Inc. Because its minimal hardware interface lacks a physical keyboard, the multi-touch screen renders a virtual keyboard when necessary. The iPhone functions as a camera phone (also including text messaging and visual voicemail), a portable media player (equivalent to a video iPod), and an Internet client (with email, web browsing, and Wi-Fi (connectivity). It was introduced in the United States on June 29, 2007 before being marketed worldwide.
Black Berry Tour Height: 4.4 inches (112 mm) Width: 2.4 inches (62 mm) Weight: 4.58 ounces (130 grams) Available Features World Phone Capabilities 3G Network Camera (3.2 MP) 256 MB Built-in Memory Enhanced Media Player Supports BlackBerry App World™ Built-in GPS BlackBerry® Maps Wireless Email Organizer Browser Phone Corporate Data Access SMS/MMS