When Was the First Mobile Phone Invented?

An electronic device that people can use for data communication as well as telecommunication, a mobile phone has standard and special functions that are very helpful to connect with other individuals who use the device. Some of the special functions of mobile phones are text messaging, packet switching, email messaging as well as gaming. To attract consumers to purchase the device, mobile phone manufactures add other features like Bluetooth, music player, as well as a camera that can be used for taking pictures and videos. To learn when the first mobile phone was invented, it is significant to know the historical events that led to the development or creation of this telecommunication device.


When was the first mobile phone invented? According to historians, the first mobile phone was invented and introduced by Ericsson in 1956 in Sweden. This device was known as the Mobile Telephone System A. The cellular phone is easy to use because it is automatic; however, the downside of this device is it weighs 40 kilograms. To convince consumers to purchase and use mobile phones, the telecommunication company has launched an upgraded version of the Mobile Telephone System A in 1965. Hundreds of consumers bought the electronic device from 1965 to 1983 because it only weighs nine kilograms.

Leonid Kupriyanovich, a radio engineer in Moscow, Russia developed an automatic mobile phone known as LK-1 in 1957. A year after, Russia developed and introduced Altay service, which can be used by mobile phone users while driving. Russians continued to use the service until 1970.

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The release of the first generation of mobile phones started in 1979 when Net introduced a cellular telecommunication system in Japan. Two years after, first generation mobile phones were launched in different countries including Norway, Finland, Sweden and Denmark. In the U.S., the first approved cellular phone known as Motorola_Dyna 800X was introduced commercially in 1983.

The launch of the second generation cellular phone systems began in the early 1990s. Some of the systems included in this generation are the IS-95, the GSM as well as the IS-136. At this time, text messaging was added as a special feature in mobile phone systems.

In 2001, projects concerning the development of third generation cellular phone systems started. After several years, many international telecommunication companies launched third generation mobile phones, which have additional features like Internet access, live streaming of television as well as live streaming of radio. In 2007, many mobile phone companies in South Korea and Japan stopped developing and selling second generation cellular phones.

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