Segments in this Video

Introduction: History of the Mobile Phone (01:44)


Learn the specifications of the original mobile phone. Explore the many functions of the modern mobile phone.

Era of the Mobile (02:21)

In 1983, the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X was the first commercial mobile phone. In the late 1980s, devices began to slim down. Learn about Austrian cellular networks.

Worldwide Network (02:30)

In the early 1990s, the GSM network allowed calls to be made worldwide via mobile phones. Explore the various models of mobile phones and pricing for calls.

Smartphones (02:13)

In the late 1990s, the UMTS diversified the functionality of cellular phones. This led to the modern era of texting and data usage over mobile networks.

Gesture Recognition Software (02:44)

Developers in Silicon Valley are working on wearable technology. Gesture controlled technology is already available in the latest Samsung smartphone.

Holographic Telephone (02:14)

Explore smartphone technology that requires 3-D glasses. Holographic phones could hit the markets in the next five years.

Brain Computer Interface (01:55)

Current apps, unavailable on the market, can read emotional states to help consumers relax or focus. It is possible that by 2020, consumers will be able to control mobile devices with a chip implanted in their brain.

LTE Advanced (03:32)

The cell phone network of the future is being developed in Austria. The new network offers increased call quality and data transfer rates.

Consumer Satisfaction (02:54)

Cellular companies survey users to continually improve their product. Augmented reality apps allow users to control another screen with their cell phone screen.

Credits: History of the Mobile Phone (00:25)

Credits: History of the Mobile Phone

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History of the Mobile Phone

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On the 30th anniversary of the mobile phone, this documentary deals with the history of mobile communications and shows what we can expect in the future when it comes to mobile technology: a smartphone that recognizes the gestures of its user or can be controlled via thoughts. Holographic calls with three-dimensional objects on the screen that look as if they were real. Or equal to an implanted chip in our brain, which we activate and use as a communication device? These are all developments that sound a bit like science fiction. Nevertheless, some of it will very soon become a reality .

Length: 23 minutes

Item#: BVL94207

ISBN: 978-1-68272-143-8

Copyright date: ©2013

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