Happy Anniversary to your Cell Phone!

Who remembers the show Saved by the Bell? If you’ve been fortunate enough to be around in the late 80s’s and early 90s, you probably also remember the multiple episodes where Zack Morris made calls on his infamous brick cell phone.  What you may not be aware of is that this is the 40th anniversary of the invention of the 1st cell phone by Motorola.  In 1983, the first version of the mobile phone was invented.  These bad boys cost about $4,000.


Then in 1989, Motorola came out with the smaller, lighter MicroTAC flip phone, shortly followed by the 3.1-ounce StarTAC in 1996, the first cell phone with the clamshell design.

This technology was then re evolved in 2002. Phones now had the ability to send email and text messaging. Sanyo brought out the first cell phone with a built-in camera, the SCP-5300, released in the U.S. by Sprint.

In 2007, the iPhone added various built-in sensors and a large touch screen.  Apple was the first cell phone to have its own operating system, iOS, which offered multitasking and graphics.

Since then, the technology giants are looking to solve other smart phone issues such as battery issues and faster network speeds.  It’s just really cool to look back and see how far we have come and what our brilliant minds of this decade will do to expand our communications with the world.