Phones have come a long way since the first hand-held device was unveiled in 1983. The first mobile call was actually made ten years earlier, on April 3, 1973, making today the 40th anniversary of that first mobile phone call.
The Analog Motorola DynaTAC 8000X was among the first hand-held phones, introduced in 1983. In 1989, the Motorola MicroTAC 9800X became the first truly portable phone. The Nokia 1011 was the first mass-produced GSM phone. In 1996, Motorola introduced the StarTAC, the first clamshell cell phone. In 1998, the Nokia 5110 became one of the most popular consumer models. In 2001, Ericsson became a key player in the cell phone market with its release of the tiny Ericsson T66. In 2002 the first flip-phones were introduced, including the Sanyo SCP-5300, which featured a low-quality camera as well. In 2003, RIM introduced the first BlackBerry, the Quark 6210. The hot-pink Motorola RAZR became a fashionable accessory in 2005. In 2007, Apple revolutionized the industry by releasing the first iPhone. The HTC One, released in 2012, features a 1.6GHz quad-core processor and 64GM internal memory. On January 30, 2013, BlackBerry released the new BlackBerry 10. Is it another game-changer in the industry? Only time will tell.