History of Phones:
The birth of phonics happened when Alexander Graham Bell invented the first phone and was granted a patent on his new product in March of 1876. Without Bell's invention, who knows where technology and telecommunications may be today? When Bell created the telephone he knew he had created something that would eventually change the lives of everyone. However, his invention was not deemed to be very interesting or useful to the general public. People did not seem very intrigued by his invention but in time people would begin to understand just what this invention was and how it would change everything. This invention ignited an entire revolution into the world of technology. It brought communication to where it is today. His product would eventually launch the BellSouth phone company which created land lines and eventually cellular phone towers.
The Motorola DynaTAC 8000X was the first handheld cellular phone that allowed people to make longer distance calls than just a landline phone. It did not require any lines or cords to be attached to make a call. The first ever cellular phone call was made in 1973, using this phone, by Dr. Martin Cooper.
The IBM Simon was the first of its kind when it came out in 1992. This phone was the 1992 version of today's I-Phone. It was touch screen, portable, had a calculator, email, and could work on networks. It was basically described as being the first time someone created a mobile computer into the shape of a phone.
The StarTAC, created by Motorola in 1996, was the phone that started the whole revolution of flip phones. Most people college age or older probably had some sort of flip phone in their life before the iPhone was introduced. This phone had basically all of the same capabilities of any other phone in its time, the main difference was the size and shape. The flip phone became very popular after this came out because of the convenience of it's size and mobility.
Most people today probably remember the iPhone 1 coming out on the market. It was like nothing else and had so many different capabilities and features people everywhere were astounded by it. Steve Jobs and Apple created an invention that blew away any competitors trying to recreate the iPhone in any way. The Apple company skyrocketed and the common perception/idea of a phone was completely changed. Phones would change forever and the future would become very intriguing.
The Google Glass was introduced in 2013 by Google but has not been a very well known product. Most people probably could not tell you exactly what the Google glass was if you were to ask them. The Google glass is basically a phone built into a pair of glasses. The technology is interesting as to how it all works but it is more simplistic than you might think. The Google Glass may not truly be a phone but it definitely sets a mark towards the future of phonics. There was no product like it when it was created and with this invention, the future of phones could be anything.