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June 8, 2011

The Making of Mobile Phone Revolution : Infographics

the history of the cell phone
Created by Milo (This infographic provides an overview of the history of the cell phone, starting out with a graph that shows the rise in U.S. mobile phone subscribers from 1985 to 2009)
  • The first official mobile phone was used in Sweden by the Swedish police in 1946. The technology was connected to the telephone network and was distinctive of two way radio technology.
  • The technology of modern cell phones started with the creation of hexagonal cells for mobile phones by D.H. Ring from Bell Labs in 1947,
  • On April 3, 1973, Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher and executive, made the first analogue mobile phone call using a heavy prototype model. He called Dr. Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs
  • The first commercially automated cellular network (the 1G generation) was launched in Japan by NTT in 1979 and covered the full metropolitan area of Tokyo's over 20 million inhabitants with a cellular network of 23 base stations. Within five years, the NTT network had been expanded to cover the whole population of Japan and became the first nation-wide 1G network.
  • The next 1G network to launch was the Nordic Mobile Telephone (NMT) system in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden in 1981.NMT was the first mobile phone network to feature international roaming
  • Vodafone made the UK's first mobile call at a few minutes past midnight on 1 January 1985..
  • In 1991 the first GSM network (Radiolinja) launched in Finland. In general the frequencies used by 2G systems in Europe were higher than those in America, though with some overlap. For example, the 900 MHz frequency range was used for both 1G and 2G system
  • The first machine-generated SMS message was sent in the UK on 3 December 1992 followed in 1993 by the first person-to-person SMS sent in Finland
  • 2G also introduced the ability to access media content on mobile phones. In 1998 the first downloadable content sold to mobile phones was the ring tone, launched by Finland's Radiolinja (now Elisa)
  • Mobile payments were trialled in 1998 in Finland and Sweden where a mobile phone was used to pay for a Coca Cola vending machine and car parking. Commercial launches followed in 1999 in Norway. The first commercial payment system to mimic banks and credit cards was launched in the Philippines in 1999 simultaneously by mobile operators Globe and Smart.
  • The first full internet service on mobile phones was introduced by NTT DoCoMo in Japan in 1999.

April 5, 2011

Android with 28% Marketshare is UK's leading smartphone platform

Android is now the most popular smartphone platform in the UK with a 28% market share, but iPhone users remain the most engrossed by their phones, according to new research.

According to the survey of 2,001 people, 28% of smartphone users now use the Android platform, with 26% using Apple's iOS, and 14% using Blackberry's platform. Nokia's Symbian platform has a 6% share and Microsoft's Windows Phone platform 5%, but Nokia will move its smartphones onto the Windows platform for new phones from next year.

The research, conducted by YouGov for Intelligent Environments, also examined the profiles of the different smartphone users.

iPhone users were found to be the heaviest smartphone users, with 18% using their device for four or more hours per day, compared to 4% of Android and Blackberry users. This backs up data released last month by Absolute Radio, which showed strong engagement with Apple's iAd platform.

Londoners are also more likely to have smartphones, with 42% owning an iPhone, 15% an Android phone and 11% a Blackberry.Almost two thirds (63%) of iPhone users rank social media apps, and 48% rated games apps as the three used the most.

Blackberry users were found to shun apps, with 23% having no apps at all.Blackberry users were also more likely to be high earners, with 10% earning £50,000 or more per year.

Android users were generally either younger (36% of 25- to 34-year-olds used an Android phone) or "silver surfers" (25% of retired respondents own an Android).

Android users were more likely to use travel and mapping apps, with 34% saying these apps were in their top three.Android already provides 51% of mobile ad impressions in the US. Apple's iOS provides 27%.