38 Years of Mobile Phones! Back in 1973 would the inventor Martin Cooper at Motorola have dreamed of the many uses of phones today? There are now more than 3.5 billion mobile phones. Mobiles today are used by nearly half of the world’s population and many phones (not just Smartphones) allow access to the Internet. In the mid 1990′s the Internet was made available for commercial use and within 5 years it started to be available on mobile phones albeit in a limited fashion.
The world has changed dramatically since the first mobile phone call. Mobile phones now are not just used for voice calls. They allow people to share news, pictures of natural disasters, wars and protests, through to more personal content with friends, families and even strangers across the world instantaneously via the Internet. The mobile Internet has had a dramatic effect on the world giving mobile users sources of information previously accessible only to those with computers. Nice work Martin!
Here is the the full article from CNN.