As most of you probably know, it all began back in 1876 when 29-year-old Alexander G. Bell patented the first Telephone.
1887 – The first Coin-Operated Telephone was installed in the Hartford Bank by inventor William Gray.
1890 – The Candlestick Phone remained popular from the 1890s-1930s.
1915 – A.G. Bell and his former assistant Thomas A. Watson held the first U.S. coast-to-coast long distance telephone call.
1930 – The Rotary Phone
1940s – The Car Phone
1963 – The Push-Button Phone
1965 – The Trimline Phone
1971 – The very first caller ID prototype, invented by Theodore G. Paraskevakos.
1980s The Portable Phone
1984 – The Mobile Phone
1988 – Motorola introduces The Bag Phone.
Just look at how much fun they’re having!
1989 – The Pocket Phone
1993 – The Smart Phone
Not so smart now, are ya?
1997 – The Cell Phone Computer, although limited, was the first phone with web-access.
2002 – The Mobile Blackberry Phone
2007 – Steve Jobs introduces the very first Touchscreen Phone at the MacWorld Conference in San Francisco.
2019 – iPhone 11 As much as I would like to have a new phone, I can’t justify dropping $1,000 on it while my 5-year old iPhone 6 is still kicking.