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  1. 1. Evolution and product life cycle of the Cellular Phone!!!!<br />By: AakashBalaji, Matthew Millington, and James Dunn <br />Period: 3<br />
  2. 2. What is a cell phone?<br />A portable telephone operated by cellular radio. In full its name is cellular telephone.<br />
  3. 3. Introduction/Humble beginnings of the cell phone.<br />1906 - Reginald Fessenden successfully completed an 11-mile wireless telephone call from his laboratory in Brant Rock, Massachusetts.<br />1956 The first real car phones come the U.S. and require a personal radio operator to switch the calls.<br />1969 The self-dialing capability becomes standard in the United States. <br />1973 Dr. Martin Cooper invents the first personal handset while working for Motorola. His is credited with being the first person to make a call on a portable mobile-phone.<br />
  4. 4. Growth of the cell phone<br />1989 Motorola announces the MicroTAC personal cellular phone, which uses a flip-lid mouthpiece.<br />June 1992 World’s first commercial text message<br />1994 – The first smart phone was released<br />1999 The first BlackBerry was launched. <br />
  5. 5. Maturity of the cell phone<br />2000 Camera phones introduced in Japanese market. Philippe Kahn is credited with this invention.<br />2002 - FCC awards 90 MHz of additional spectrum for advanced wireless services.<br />June 29, 2007 - Apple released the iPhone. The iPhone is one of the most advanced touch screen Smartphones of our generation.<br />
  6. 6. Cell Phones TODAY!<br />September, 14 2010 – Cell phones are a part of every day life for billions of people around the world and most people in this room have one! <br />
  7. 7. Evolution of Design<br />Iphone!!!!!!!!<br />Black Berry <br />Curve<br />
  8. 8. Effects on Society and Environment<br />Since the release of the cell phone, almost every business industry in the world has benefitted from the communication portability it provides.<br />The cell phone has also become part of many countries’ cultures. Billions of people ranging from children to senior citizens today possess this product and it affects their lives daily.<br />It gave mankind a way of passing information from places they thought impossible.<br />
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  10. 10. Works Cited<br />Shannon, V. (2007, December 5). 15 years of text messages, a 'cultural phenomenon'. Retrieved from<br />Unknown. (1981). Smartphone. Pcmag. Retrieved (2010, September 9) from,2542,t=Smartphone&i=51537,00.asp<br />Unknown. (1994). Explore motorola heritage. Retrieved from <br />Barnes, D. (2009). Cellular cardboard: evolution of mobile phone technology. Retrieved from <br />Unknown. (2010, May 22). The Evolution of cell phone design between 1983-2009. Retrieved from <br />