Telecommunications Transformations Since its 18th-Century Invention
The telephone has become a major part of modern life. Over 3 billion people of the 7 billion people on earth’s population are currently in possession of different types of telephones (mobile and Office phones) little is known about its invention and transformations to the modern sophistication of modern phones.
When you play games and operation those apps on the Smartphone, let us revisit the history of how it all started and gradually came to the modern stage and be aware that more transformations are coming in telephone technology even beyond what we have today. The phones in 100 years to come may be as simple as chips planted on the skin, wristwatch, shirt buttons, and lots more.
History of Telephone Invention
The wonderful technology that has really changed the world and the way people live their life started in 1849 when an Italian innovator known as Antonio Meucci made the first communication device simply called the “phone” and later in 1854 Frenchman Charles Bourseul made another communication device with the same function as “Phone”. The first patent for the “Phone” device invention in the U.S. was given to Alexander Graham Bell in 1876.
After each innovator started working on various designs and improvements in the newly found communication device known as the “phone” it did not take long to get the attention of the world’s top investors owing to its future profits potential. Quickly, companies started springing up in the making of the first commercialized communication device known as the “phone” a name that is also called “Telephone” by some people.
The first known phones were the office and home telephones which were used to make phone stations where go to make telephone calls were reachable to other telephone stations in other locations across the globe. The same applies to telephones in offices and homes.
As technology becomes population and familiar, the need for convenience started further innovations. First is the need to replace the office and the home phone handles with hand-free mouthpieces and earphones. Quickly, the idea become ideal and popular, the new device for the phones now allows individuals to hang the listening and speaking part of the phone on their head without the need to reach out to the phone frequently, a new invention then that was being advertised to help office workers and busy Mums at home. The new practice became advanced to the office and home phones. In the early 19th century, office and home phones could be operated effortlessly using a hands-free headset. However, before this time predictions of possible mobiles have been made in different quarters, prototypes have been made, and some innovators have already made samples of mobile phones that could accompany individuals on a journey, These types of phones were simply known as minimized phones.
However, the first commercialized mobile phones entered the public market in 1973 and were made by the Motorola Company. Their first mobile phone unveiling took place on 3rd April 1973.
After the unveiling of the first mobile phone which wasn’t a Smartphone, more telephone companies started unveiling theirs which wasn’t Smartphone as well. The actual difference between the first mobile phones and modern smartphones is the artificial intelligence inclusion.
The unveiling of the first modern Smartphone took place in 1992 when IBM Telephone Company made the first touch screen and smart features phone which became commercially available shortly after then. Though the Smartphone is far less in functionalities to the level of the current Smartphone’s sophistication, the phone is the first publicly-known phone that exhibited some sorts of features associated with modern-day smartphones.
From this simple and summarized phone history you could see that telephone technology has come a long way and will transform into a more convenient way for users and more companies are springing up to invest in the technology with aim of bringing a new innovation.
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