The evolution of mobile phones: from Soviet developments to Full HD smartphones of the future
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Some interesting facts about the development of such a seemingly familiar subject for all of us - a mobile phone. How much did the Soviet mobile phone weigh in 1961, who made the first call from the first Motorola cell phone, and which country brands will lead the smartphone market in the near future - you will find answers to these questions below.
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1. 1957 Soviet scientist L. Kupriyanovich presented his mobile phone project. The first sample weighed 3 kg, in 1958 the weight was reduced to 0.5 kg, and in 1961 the scientist showed reporters a pocket sample weighing 70 grams, placed in the palm of your hand.
2. 1973 The first call was made from a Motorola DynaTAC phone. The developer of the first Motorola mobile phone, Martin Cooper, called Joel Engel, an employee of rival AT&T. It was with Motorola phones that the era of cellular communications in the United States began.
3. 1984 The first Nokia mobile phone is released. Mobira Talkman weighs 4.7 kg. After 6 years, this cell phone became one of the first available in Russia (in 1990, together with the connection to the first cellular operator Delta-Telecom, it cost about $4,000). The era of Nokia begins.
4. 1996 The world's first communicator, Nokia 9000. QWERTY keyboard, large display, retractable antenna - everything you could dream of in 1996.
5. 2000 First touch phone, Sharp PCM-1. In Japan, the explosive demand for cell phones, technology penetration was already close to 80%. Now mobile phones are armed with approximately 99% of the Japanese. Gradually, Japanese manufacturers of cell phones are beginning to push competitors in the world market.
6. 2007 Still alive and young, Steve Jobs shows the world the first iPhone. Looking “weak” now even against the backdrop of the cheapest Chinese android backgrounds then became a real breakthrough. Manufacturers all over the world take up pencils and patterns.
7. 2012 In the summer, Samsung bypasses Apple in sales: about 50 million smartphones were sold. Part of the reason for this was the release of the successful flagship Galaxy SIII. The start of sales of the fifth iPhone is scheduled only for September. The "patent wars" - the protracted litigation between the two leaders in the global smartphone market - are in full swing.
8. 2013 Just creating a high-tech gadget for success in the global market is not enough. Almost every modern smartphone manufacturer has introduced a model with a Full HD display. A quad-core processor, high-quality sound, an excellent high-resolution camera no longer surprise anyone. Sony Xperia Z, HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 - all the high-profile news of the last year are technically almost identical.
To stand out, you have to come up with new moves. The Chinese company OPPO has attracted a movie star of the first magnitude, Leonardo DiCaprio, to advertise its flagship. In technical terms, their OPPO Find 5 is no different from the novelties of world brands already mentioned above, and is in no way inferior to them. And as a unique feature of the Find line of smartphones, a series of commercials with a quality similar to Hollywood blockbusters.
A Chinese company that occupies 6% of the smartphone market in a highly competitive national market and sold 10 million devices in 2012 alone can afford it. Patented technologies and assembly in our own factory, a multi-million dollar advertising campaign, unique design and high quality - not at all the “China” that smartphone users are used to.
The days of the Finns in the mobile phone market are gone, it seems, forever. Even the Americans gradually began to fade into the background, yielding to competitors from South Korea. However, it seems that the time has come for those who previously paid little attention: Chinese local brands have enough resources to grab their piece of the pie in the global smartphone market. First - Leonardo DiCaprio, and then the whole world!