The evolution of the mobile from a way to communicate to much more

Communication is among the characteristics that have allowed human evolution over time. The ability to share thoughts, ideas, and feelings through vocal interchange is at the base of what will take the name in the following years of civilization process, with the consequent development of communities and shared languages. The extension therefore of the communicative ability and of sharing of ideas and thoughts is undoubtedly an interesting topic to be approached closely to detect the evolutions and changes over time.

It is now easy to pick up a smartphone and in a few seconds set up a video conference with the person you want on the other side of the planet, or send messages, dozens of photos, videos, so far apps makes it more simple. We have individual apps for every needs, official works, daily task, stream movies, playing games or even betting apps. But that most people don’t even ask the question: How did this started?

The design and functional characteristics of cell phones began to develop intensively since 1983. The first stage is marked by Motorola’s DynaTAC phone, which appeared on screens in the Wall Street movie featuring Michael Douglas as a financial magnate. The representative of the current stage of development is the iPhone, Nokia, Samsung etc.

In 1996, two revolutionary new products appeared on the world market: the folding Motorola StarTAC and Siemens S10 with a color display. True, the latter had only three colors, but the first step was the worst! A year later, the Sony from Japanese and the Nokia from Finns presented the first “sliders” – models, parts of which were not opened, like a book, but slid relative to each other. This approach reduced the size of the devices at rest, but they were still large and heavy. In 2000, the phones ceased to be solely a means of communication, because the engineers managed to put a music player and camera in the case. And even if the pictures taken by the first “mobile” cameras could not boast of good quality, this determined the development vector of the industry for several years.

Today, our regular electronic satellites are not inferior to the standard soap cases: they are able to capture high resolution images that are not ashamed to show in social networks. Mobile Internet, by the way, has become available to users since 1999. At first it was limited in the capabilities of WAP, which was replaced by GPRS and EDGE packet data transmission technologies.

Now, users have switched to much faster 4G, 3G and LTE, thanks to which they can actually watch high-quality videos online and make video calls. The latter, of course, is only possible for those who use modern models based on the operating system Android, iOS and the like. These “smart” devices have pushed the traditional “button-makers” from the market quite recently – until 2013, sales of conventional mobiles were higher than smartphones. But now they are the absolute leaders and are able to compete with the PC.