A Brief Cell Phone History

Cellular phones are widely used today. Some people might think that this technology has just been recently hatched but in actuality, the concept of a mobile phone has been around since the early 1900's. The cell phone history can be traced to the year 1908 when a certain Murray B. Stubblefield was issued a patent for a wireless telephone device. Murray Stubblefield was from the state of Kentucky and he was the first person to claim a patent for a mobile telephone.

The Start of Cell Phone History

Take note that in this brief cell phone history, we use the term mobile or wireless telephone for the device that Nathan Stubblefield. This is because the device that Nathan Stubblefield was talking about did not use cell technology. The use of cellular technology was invented by engineers from Bell Labs around the year 1947. The technology was further developed up to the 1960's.

Cell phone history was well under way during the year 1945 where the Zero Generation of mobile phones was conceptualized. In this generation, the so-called mobile phones were more like radios and were bulky and had limited features. In this period of cell phone history, the phones did not yet support the automatic change of channel frequency that is now used today. This automatic change of frequency is what allowed an individual to shift from one cell site to another.

In the course of cell phone history, the automatic shift from one cell site to another was finally invented by Bell Labs. This enabled the individual using the mobile phone to continue his conversation without having to manually change frequencies. The automatic shift from a one cell to another was utilized by Motorola. The only problem with this technology was that the phone was quite large and it needed a power supply or a base unit such as a vehicle.

Cell phone history, finally took a step to the right direction by launching the very first cellular network in Japan in 1979. By the mid 80's, the first generation cellular phones were introduced and they were a big hit in Europe. The initial cellular phones were bulky and needed regular charging after being used but the introduction of the smaller and handier units contributed to a boom in cellular phone sales and distribution.

Cell phone history is now here. More and more light and innovative cellular phones are being introduced biannually. Features of cellular phones are advancing by leaps and bounds.