The 20 Most Important Moments in Mobile Phone History

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Philips

Mobile phones has got its own history. It is developed from scrap too. Many evolves rather is improved until perfection is achieved. 

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bubblehash

I certainly enjoyed the way you explore your experience and knowledge of the subject! Keep up on it. Thanks for sharing the info

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LisaHayne

Wao a complete development about the phone. Nice review! I remember that 1st generation of hand-phone. Big like a log, have a long antenna to search good signal. LOL, really funny to see it now.

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machater233

Why not the most advanced mobile operating system ever. It did multitasking. Had more 3rd party apps then any mobile OS in the world. You left out one of the most important revolutions in history. And that was the smart phone revolution with windows mobile 5.

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Tristantree

The countdown is awesome. But Nokia miss the important moments in the history, it's incredible.

And I believe iPhone is the best smartphone on the earth right now!

 

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Caboose

I suggest you stop drinking the Kool-Aid!

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muchdrama

I guess the Razor was good in that it introuduced a drastically sleek bodystyle, but BOY was it buggy and miserable.

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skramblr

I hate it whan I get tricked into reading an article like this.  iPhone, OK. But the app store as #1 most important moment? Sure the app store is great for iPhone users.. but for the rest of the of the cell market (~ 70%) we could care less. People have been downloading programs to their smartphones from sites like handango way before the iPhone even existed. Anyone wanna put money down that he author owns... an iPhone?

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muchdrama

Agreed.

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brannank

We want Maximum PC, we don't subscribe for mobile phones. People who want mobile phone info should purchase the magazine that caters to phones......WHO HIJACKED MY MAX PC!?

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cellmanf1

Where do i get my hands on that 80 gig Palm Pre?  Amber, you go ahead and continue playing with your toy iPhone and precious App store, meanwhile real tech is passing you by.

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draconis123

I don't get that the invention of the mobile phone is 5th on the list of the MOST important moments in mobile history. How can the invention of the apple app store get first?

Can anyone say, advertising? 

I have almost never disagreed with anything on this site and I've been lurking for a long time. I just think this was made without common sense in mind. 

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DarkQuark

- what the Iphone mean to fun in the cell phone the Blackberry meant to business which brought mass cell usgage to business

- the moment PDA's and cell phones first merged destroying PDA's forever and becoming the personal device always forcasted

- Palm OS / Windows CE(Mobile) / Blackberry OS

- The first email sent from a smartphone

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aaronj2906

Someone else cited this too...

RIM essentially owns the corporate business sector for smart phones, mainly due to its push tech: Think BlackBerry Enterprise Server linking into MS Exchange for mobile business users.

This article is very....retail. Posting the RAZR as a significant product, but leaving out the BlackBerry is nonsense. Basically voided the value of the article to me.

The # of TXT messages sent per time has to be WAY OFF. Maybe 10X that...

 I want my 5 minutes back.

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Zachary K.

yea, the app store is an important part of cell phone history (wouldnt be my number 1, but top 5). the app store itself is pretty bad due to how closed it is, but i did inspire the droid market, the jailbroken market (rock, cydia), ect...

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Caboose

 You inspired the droid market, the jailbroken market, etc?

 

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Betageek

I believe he meant that IT inspired those markets. It was a typo.

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HiGHRoLLeR038

182k texts in a month?  by whom?  the entire nation?  i think my friend can send that out on her own.  that cant be close to any record.  1 text every 15 seconds doenst seem like much of a feat.

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dropslash

Not including Symbian OS somewhere in here seems like a crime. Even though it's losing ground, Symbian has dominated phone OS market share for years. Just two years ago Symbian devices accounted for over half of ALL smartphone OS's. In Q1 2010 they still had 44%.

RIM missing from anywhere on this list makes the whole thing just seem silly. RIM practically defined the enterprise smartphone market and they still own it. BlackBerry opened up a new world for what a handset was capable of, especially when it came to email, and how businesses could deploy and maintain technology in the field. 

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violian

I agree with the app-store being number 1. If it weren't for the apps, the iPhone wouldn't be where it is today. It's the apps that makes the iPhone do a million things. I remembered when I bought the iTouch when it first came out - and it didn't have the option to download new apps at the time. I was like, "why did I spend $200 on an 8GB iPod" when my 160GB iPod does the same?" It wasn't until 2 updates later where the iPod Touch gained downloadable apps and I realized how great the device was.

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draconis123

But this is the most important events in mobile history, not iphone history. That's the same as saying that the most important moment in TV history is the invention of 3D while giving no importance to the TV itself.

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kkern

like it or not, the App Store has made the smart phone better.  It got the idea of a single location for apps started.  Windows Mobile a few years was ALL over the place.  I haven't owned a Blackberry to know about their App package from years past.  But the Apple App Store was certainly on to something ... now Google has the Market Place and Microsoft has the Zune store (or whatever it is called).

Like it or not, it made applications available to the masses in an easy to access fashion ... or at least it proved the idea worked.

My $0.02 ...

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gendoikari1

So you're saying that the invention of the App Store is better than the invention of the phone itself? 

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crazitrain02

I want the last 2 minutes of my life back for that crap.  Seriously though, the App store?  I can understand the iPhone being towards the top, but giving the rotten apple the top two spots?

RIM and their push technology is much better than the app store.

At least the Android OS made it on here somewhere. 

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yardGNOME

2 pages and half a cig later, I see number uno on th list is a App store, WTF Amber??? I was hopin some geekery here like the Star Trek communicator Kirk used. Better yet, since we are talking mobility here The Zune HD which I hear will have phone compatability...and why is American Idol on this list (Cranks up Slayer )....my head is going to explode like in Scanners...3..2..1.......

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chza

but gordon gecko... yeah!

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DoctorX

Actually, I think RIM would have been in this list near the top.  In corp, they are still the most used by far.  Fail.

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Elric

It's more important than the invention of the mobile phone in general? That's like a catch 22. I feel like I've been transported to an alternate universe owned by a corporation.

 

 

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Havok

 App store?! What about "first car crash related to texting/talking/tweeting/face-booking"? I would have thought that would be important... I understand why the advent of the app store was included, but I don't think it deserves the top spot.

 

 

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gendoikari1

"It's undeniable. Ubiquitous. Something else that starts with U."

Unnecessary? 

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VSClax

Seriously? The app store? Thats what I read this whole article for?

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Aiks22

ditto. 

 

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omen3330

I feel ya.

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AntiHero

Second. I thinkt he most important thing is 3g.

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Havok

 It wounds me, really.

 

 

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lunchbox73

And they didn't even show a picture of Zack Morris talking on his phone.

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