The World’s First Cell PhoneThe world’s first cell phone was launched in 1983. It was the Motorola DynaTAC 800x. It was priced at around $4,000 and lasted for 30 minutes of talk time before dying. It was also about the size of a foot long sub from Subway.n
Radio-based Cell PhonesLater, during the First World War, the German military tested wireless phones on military trains running between Berlin and Zossen. Later, in 1924, wireless phones were tested on trains running between Berlin and Hamburg.tle
1993’s IBM Simon: The First Smartphone?The first smartphone was probably released earlier than you expected: many call 1993’s IBM Simon the world’s first smartphone.Compared to today’s standards, the world’s first smartphone looked pretty stupid: it was a calendar, address book, clock, notepad, PDA, email service, QWERTY keyboard, and touchscreen all rolled into one. It also featured a stylus and predictive typing. It even had apps!
Motorola StarTAC – 1997The most notable part of this phone was that it was the world’s first “clamshell” phone, also known as the flip phone. Reportedly inspired by the communicator from Star Trek, the Motorola StarTAC was designed for 2G networks.
BlackBerry 850 – 1999Based on the name, you might think the BlackBerry 850 was the 8th or even the 850th phone released by RIM. But it wasn’t – it was the very first BlackBerry. Ten years later, RIM (now named BlackBerry) was titled the fastest growing company on the planet. We don’t have to talk about what happened after 2010. Sorry, BlackBerry fans.