Cell Phone History
By: Margot Reidel
Cell Phones In 2000
The company Sharp was the first to make a camera phone with the J-SH04, released in Japan. It consisted of a mere 0.1megapixel resolution.
Cell Phones In 2002
The Sanyo 5300 was the first camera phone from sprint that was sold in North America. RIM's blackberry 5810. Was the first device by blackberry to incorporate a mobile phone in their popular brand of data-only devices. Professionals who needed immediate access to their emails and schedules were the main target for RIM, but the built in phone made it appealing.
Cell Phones in 2004
The Motorola RAZR was the first marketed as a "fashion" phone in 2004, selling 50 million units by mid-2006.
Cell Phones in 2005
The Motorola ROKR E1 was the first phone to have a music option. It could only manage 100 songs at a time.
Cell Phones in 2007
Steve Jobs introduced the Apple iPhone a touch screen smartphone. It wasn't the first smartphone but it was the first to get the user interface right, eventually adapting 3G technology.
Cell Phones in 2008
The first smartphone to run google's Android OS was the HTC Dream slider smartphone. It featured a QWERTY keyboard, full HTML, web browser, gmail, youtube and more.
Cell phones in 2010
The HTC EVO 4G from sprint was the first phone to have 4G standards running on the wiMAX network. It was sold and powered by Android 2.1. It had one of the largest touch screen displays and an 8MP camera, HD video capture, HDMI output, Mobile Hotspot capability and HTC Sense.