Lab Reports, Timelines, Visualization


Over the years starting from 1973, cell phones have changed drastically from simple to smart. These mobile phones have become human’s primary data and correspondence centers. One can say that a cell phone is fundamentally essential to present-day life. Be that as it may, how did we get to this? This progressive opportunity? What is the effect of this change? This advanced invention is the most rapid change our daily life has ever seen. Our phones have altered our expectations of what’s possible and even our mental process and how we expect to have all things with us at all times in our pocket; as humans, we like to have the entire world at our fingertips instantly. We even tend to perceive time in such a way that a few seconds feel like an eternity. For example, if a phone takes more than a few seconds to boot up and snap the perfect shot, that’s just not good enough. We went from a colorless non-digital screen to a fully smart pocket computer. We are now able to read, watch, and listen to anything from anywhere in the world. This is called the smartphone revolution. Now it’s only a decade old before the smartphone in the 2000s, and 90s phones were a lot less than they are now. The phone in the ’90s was a basic organizer, however in later years, a modest camera and very basic Internet “1G” added, but magnificence in comparison to the 1980s phones, which were designed for calls only. The 1980s phones have become the grandfather to all the billions of phones in our pockets thanks to Dr. Martin Cooper; a Motorola researcher who made the invention and the first call on a mobile device in 1973. However, the first actual launch of the mobile phone was in 1983, the start of Motorola’s DynaTac 8000X, which was an analog heavy prototype model. I will now walk you through my findings.


TimelineJS, alongside Google sheet, was used to create the primary interface for this project. TimeLineJs uses a very interactive interface with images, videos, and text, etc. I also retrieved information via the internet regarding the referenced typed ” The Evolution of Cellular Phone.


This project will highlight in chronological order how mobile phones have changed since 1973 to this present moment. We will see how the physical size of the phones have changed over the years and the reasons for the size change. We will look at the transition from black and white analog call only capability to a super-smart usability device in full color. I will cove the timeline of 1G to 4G and our current 5G WAP service. We will also see the change from traditional button input to swipe and scroll input (touch screen technology ). One will also see the changes as it relates to the camera and other smart features.



  • 1st Generation ” 1G”
  • Analog-based protocols
  • 24kbps 2nd Generation “2G”
  • First digital standards ( GSM CDMA)
  • 64 kbps 3rd Generation ” 3G”
  • First Mobile broadband
  • 2000 kbps 4th Generation “4G”
  • IP-base protocols (LTE)
  • True mobile broadband
  • 100,000 kbps


1983 – 1989


Introduced to the world in 1983 was the first-ever portable mobile phone, the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X. Although this phone was large and heavy, the price point was expensive for that era, the phone going price was USD 4000. Although the inflation rate shows that, that same unattractive phone would cost $10,029.67 (www.usinflationcalculator.com/). It was one of the most significant technology at that time bebusinessed.com/history/histo…. The phone weighed 2.425 pounds and was 9 inches with about 30 minutes of talk time. This innovation was also costly for Motorola, who spent $100 million over ten years developing the device.

1991 – 1994


The world’s first GSM phone and the first phone to receive a text message GSM first propelled in Europe 1991 with the Orbitel TPU 900 first to advertise, however, it wasn’t until 1992 that mobile phone restriction was left from business use only. Nokia was one of the first to exploit this change, and With this, a large scale manufacturing made ready for financially savvy shopper handsets with advanced showcases This phone also has the first phone to receive a text message. It is said that Neil Papworth sent the world’s first text “Merry Christmas” on 3 December 1992. www.mobilephonehistory.co.uk/o…

1995 – 1998


The first Phone with color. Despite the fact that it just offered four colors, the Siemens S10 breathed life into cell phone shows without precedent for 1997. The same year Hagenuk launched the GlobalHandy, the first device without an external aerial. Customization additionally commenced in a meaningful manner, with Ericcson offering swappable shaded front console boards. The next year Nokia propelled a scope of ‘Xpress-on’ interchangeable covers on the 5100 series, making it the first fashion orientated phone. www.mobileindustryreview.com/2…

1999 – 2002


In 1999 saw Nokia divulge the 7110, which was the first gadget to exploit WAP. WAP( Wireless Application Protocol ) a method for getting data over a mobile wireless network. Now a year later, in 2000, we see the launching of the world’s absolute first camera mobile phone, the J-SH04. It was just accessible in Japan yet flagged the beginning of the open’s fixation on mobile phone photography. It wasn’t until 2002 and the arrival of the Sony Ericsson T68i with a clip-on camera, which grabs the interest of the western markets for a camera phone. gadgetizor.com/sharp-j-sh04-wo…

2003 – 2006


BlackBerry Pearl 8100, 2006 and Sony Ericsson Z1010 In March 2003, we saw the implementation of 3G, which took download speeds up to 2MBS. The 3G service was first offered in the UK. RIM( Mobile platform ) brought mobile email to the masses with a series of popular BlackBerry devices like the 8100 Pearl. With this, we saw the implementation of the front-facing cameras in 2003 on devices such as the Sony Ericsson Z1010, which opens the way for video calling on mobile phones. www.ericsson.com/en/press-rele…



Mobile Phones are Getting Smarter First touchscreen Phone was the LG Prada The era of the traditional input button has been replaced with swiping and scrolling. Ahead of the Apple iPhone in May 2007 was the LG Prada who boasted the first touchscreen on the market. However, Apple demonstrated to have both a more reliable brand and superior knowledge of the capacitive touchscreen’s potential. www.quora.com/Was-the-first-to…

2011 – 2014


Life Companion Samsung Galaxy S5 and others In this day and age, Smartphones have become increasingly vital to modern life. Smartphone offers much more than just communication features. Smartphones are the major hub of communication. Phone speed has moved from 1G to 4G, talking download speeds up to 12mbps. There is also the implementation of Voice recognition. First, with Google Voice by Samsung, and then Apple launched Siri into the market. Samsung added a built-in heart rate monitor to its flagship Galaxy S5 to capitalize on growth in mobile health & fitness. www.t3.com/reviews/samsung-gal…

2015 – 2018


Smartphone size that compliments the features on the phone ( Apple and Samsung ) The worldwide adoption of 4G vastly improves video streaming and video calling capacities. Screen sizes keep on developing to amplify the experience of the features the phone carries with the iPhone 7 Plus display now 57% bigger than the first iPhone from 2007. We see apple implementation of Apple Pay and Samsung Android Pay, which allows users to purchase things via their smartphone. www.apple.com/newsroom/2016/09…



The Modern Smartphone of 2020 There’s a large difference in hardware from 2007 to 20.20 in short, everything is more advanced. There’s way more memory Devices are far faster and more powerful You can use multiple applications at the same time Cameras are HD Music and video streaming are easy, as well as online gaming The battery lasts for days instead of minutes or a couple hours www.techradar.com/uk/news/best…


Doing the timeline for ” Evolution of Cellular Phone” was terrific. I had gathered a mass of knowledge regarding mobile phones that I did not know, like when the first mobile phone was invented “1973.” I learned that the first demonstrated call was made in New York City by the inventor DR Martin Cooper. I also learned that before the 70s, we were bound to the use of ” wired communication” then moved to car cellular. Seeing all these changes as it relates to the evolution of the mobile phone, I think the future awaits with a greater invention to accommodate the comfortability for the users. Having all this information regarding the history of mobile phone at my disposal. TimelinesJs made it easy to present the information collected in chronological order. TimelineJs made is easy to add images, links, source files, videos, and audio, etc. However, I wanted my presentation to be a vertical layout, but TimelineJs only had the option of horizontal design.


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