Before iPhone, these 4 mobile phones had changed the world
Recently, TIME has announced the list of 50 most influential devices of all time to honor the names with huge impact on the lives of users. Among 50 devices that TIME mentions, there are 5 names of the mobile phone industry. Besides the iPhone, here are other 4 "supermen".
1. Motorola Dynatac 8000x
When launched in 1984, Motorola DynaTAC 8000x was considered the very first real mobile phone in the world. However, eleven years earlier, Marty Cooper, an engineer working at Motorola, made the first performance of mobile telecommunication call from a street in New York City. In case you haven't known yet, Motorola DynaTAC 8000x weighed nearly 0.9 kg and was priced nearly... $ 4,000.
2. Nokia 3210
For many people, Nokia 3210 is the first "definition" of a mobile phone when it was launched in 1999. Indeed, with sales of over 160 million phones, Nokia 3210 is one of the best selling handsets of all time. Besides, Nokia 3210 also was an pioneer as the first product with game... "Snake" and owned antennas integrated inside. Many years after its launch, Nokia 3210 is still praised by the technology world for great battery life and good air intake quality.
3. BlackBerry 6210
Before launching BlackBerry 6210, BlackBerry has become popular for technology lovers thanks to products with formidable email capacity. However, web surfing feature first appeared only in this model. With the capacity to check email, make a call, send a reminder, manage calendar... BlackBerry 6210 is a leap forward in mobile playground.
4. Motorola Droid
2009, the new Motorola Droid was launched, meaning that previously many other Android smartphones were on the shelves. But this is the product actually promoting the growth of Android and making this platform gain more attention. Many technology sites also rated Droid as the one elevated Android operating system to become a real competitor of Apple.
Statistics show that there were about 700,000 to 800,000 Motorola Droid phones sold in the first month on the shelves. Of course, this number was also created partly by a marketing plan worth $ 100 million that Verizon has poured into this device.
By: Lee Royce