Ever Wondered What The First Models Of Mobiles Looked Like..? Here They Are..!!

By Vijay Kumar 

With the latest flagship release of iPhone with versions 6 and SE, the evolution of mobile phones have reached it’s zenith. To add to it, Tim Cook in a recent interview with TNW, stated that the next technology to seep into our handsets in near future would actually be immersive depth technology for visual and acoustics, which till now have been a rare task to achieve electronically speaking. Even the highest budget feature films such as impending Avatar sequels will have to really push the limits to actually include such prowess. That being said, if mobile history is anything to go by, Mobiles have always been the examples of cutting edge innovation ( Touchscreen, Gps, and plenty under the hood burst outs ) and asthetic designs as well. This prompted us to have a throw back at how well various mobile makers worldwide have changed with their flagships over the past couple of decades…


The Acer Liquid A1 (S100) is a smartphone manufactured by Acer Inc. of Taiwan. It was launched on 7 December 2009 in the UK.The phone is Acer’s first to use the Android operating system, backed by Google. It is also the world’s first Android phone to use a Snapdragon processor.

acer liquid

Samsung SH-100 

SH-100 was a trendsetter in a truer sense, atleast for the mobile giant. It got the respect for being Samsung’s first truly mobile cell phone. Also it came to be the first hand-held cell phone designed and manufactured in South Korea.

Samsung 1985

Sony CM-H333 

The Sony CM-H333 was a design classic featuring a sliding earpiece which flips up to answer and end calls, an extending aerial and one touch dialing. The CM H333 sold in 1993 for over £400 when it was first released. The Sony CM-H333 was known as the ‘Mars Bar’ phone because of its size and weight approximating the Mars chocolate bar!


sony ch-h333

Panasonic GD30 

Panasonics first flagship included 250 names & numbers storage for the first time ever. It came with a featured 670 mAh battery capacity, and a recharge time 100 minutes and a standby of a whopping 95 hours. Hell Yeah..!!


HTC Dream 

The Rohit Sharma of Mobiles, HTC has always been the erratic child when it comes to innovation. First released in October 2008, the Dream was the first commercially released device to use the Linux-based Android operating system, which was purchased and further developed by Google.

htc 2008


The iPhone is a smartphone that was designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is the first generation of iPhone that was announced on January 9, 2007 after years of rumors and speculation. It was introduced in the United States on June 29, and it featured quad-band GSM cellular connectivity with GPRS and EDGE support for data transfer.

iphone 2007

Motorola 3200 :

The Motorola International 3200 was the first digital hand-size mobile telephone introduced in 1992, along with the more compact 5200, 7200 and 7500 “flip phones” introduced in 1994. It was preceded by the International 1000, which was the first GSM portable phone

Motorola 3200

Nokia 6110 

And then this came along. The iconic ( snake game loaded ) Nokia handset which probably took mobile utilization to a revolutionizing heights. The Nokia 6110 was a GSM mobile phone from Nokia announced in December 1997.  It was the first GSM phone to use an ARM processor.

Nokia 6110

Blackberry 850 

BlackBerry 850 was the first BlackBerry device introduced in 1999. Supporting email and limited HTML browsing, the small device featured a monochrome screen. The first BlackBerry device, the 850, was introduced in 1999 as a two-way pager in Munich, Germany.

Blackberry 850


Prior to the ZenFone line, Asus has released feature phones such as the Asus v70 and smartphones running on Windows Mobile during the mid-2000s.

asus 1989

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