In 1998 when the first ringtones were sold to mobile phones by Radiolinja in Finland.
The very first generation of ringtones were known as "monophonic" ringtones and these were particularly popular with Nokia handsets as they allowed you to create your own ringtone file if you knew what you were doing.
Next were Polyphonic ringtones, first emerging in Japan around 2001 and allowing several types of notes and instruments to be played at one time. These used sequenced recording methods such as MIDI.
The third generation of ringtone formats were referred to as truetones or realtones. They allowed a full, high-fidelity recording, including vocals, to be used as a ringtone. The first format to provide this kind of experience was AMR-WB, which began being incorporated into Nokia phones in around 2004. This bought a boom in the ringtone market as companies began to capitalise on the growing interest for individual ringtones.
The fourth and final generation, ringtones have finally caught up with the music world in MP3 format and have nothing left to surpass as the sound quality is equal to that of an iPod or CD player.
Allbrands, 27 Feb 2010"Camera-on-a-chip" developed by Dr. Eric Fossum and his team in the early 1990s achi... moreWhat you saiud about Sharp is true, they made the world's first camera phone, they are the BEST in the world in camera phones, they use CCD sensors, NOT CMOS. CCD sensor give much clear images than CMOS, this is 100% true. Casio is a very good company too, they are almost like Sharp. They made 2 MP phones in 2004, when NOkia, SE and others made their first VGA camera phones. :) In Japan the first Email capable phone appeared in 1999!! In 2001 appeared the first 3G network, in 2002 music downloads, digital tv in 2005!The first 2MP Japanese camera phone was announced by Casio in 2003 October. Casio announced it's first 3.2 MP(CCD) camera phone in 2004 May 17!
I really hope Japan will enter in global markets with very high-end phones!
"Camera-on-a-chip" developed by Dr. Eric Fossum and his team in the early 1990s achieved the first step of realizing the modern camera phone as described in a March 1995 Business Week article.
The first camera phones were successfully marketed by J-Phone in Japan.
In Japan, two competing projects were run by Sharp and Kyocera in 1997. Both had cell phones with integrated cameras.
The first commercial camera phone complete with infrastructure was the J-SH04, made by Sharp Corporation, had an integrated CCD sensor, and marketed from 2001 by J-Phone in Japan today owned by Softbank.
The first commercial deployment in North America of camera phones was in 2002. The Sprint wireless carriers deployed over one million camera phone manufactured by Sanyo, developed and managed by LightSurf.
In 2004 Nokia became the world's most sold digital camera brand.
In 2006 Thuraya released the first satellite phone with an integrated camera.
In 2008 Nokia sold more cameraphones than Kodak sells film based simple cameras, and thus Nokia is now even the biggest manufacturer of any kind of camera.
In 1998, Lund Switzerland saw companies united into an association called the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). This group consisted of companies from different backgrounds . These companies were Ericsson, IBM, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Intel, Toshiba, and Agere. These companies now promote development and research into the technology of Bluetooth.
SE 2010, 27 Feb 2010And by the way Phoenix regarding what you said that if you want us to believe you don't mentio... moreEricsson invented Blueetoth?? Wow, I didn't knew this. Ericsoon was a great company before SE, and even now they are good! :) SE amde the first phone with Music player? Are you sure about this? Because Moto was a good company in 2002, 2003. LG back then was not good, Nokia was qouite good back then. SE is a good company, I will respect them all of my life.
By the way HTC is a newer company, and they made BIG improvements, so we can be shocked. The HD2 has the biggest screen for example.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970If you don't like SE, go to another forum. We SE fans don't need SE haters here, so bye. :)
Don't forget SE made the first Symbian phone, SE made the first 1GHZ Android phone, SE announced the first 8MP Windows Mobile phone, SE made the first transparent screen phone.
And by the way Phoenix regarding what you said that if you want us to believe you don't mention :
others = follow
You told me HTC has the same high quality. Which I must agree because lately I'm a big fan of HTC, and I believe that the only brand that can compete with SE is HTC, no samsung no lg no nothing.
Anyway, the truth must be said, do you know that HTC had big issues when it came to connections and networks, do you know that in the past HTC did not have half the quality they have today! HTC has been quietly brilliant lately which is great, but SE has been quietly brilliant for a long time now.
Also, do you know that SE had cameras inserted in their phones, and music players phones before nokia. Also, Ericsson was the first company that invented the blu-tooth technology, and ericsson today is emerged with sony. Also, SE was the first to include animations and lovely user interfaces in their brand, and let's not forget the style! Phones were boring and basic, who do you think began making phones with style and fashion? Well guess what, yes it was SE.
And back then Samsung and lg were nothing comparing them to SE's technology. My point is, SE innovated many things that other brands use today.
So yes I insist when I say that :
It's not promoting or such thing, its a fact that people should not forget about, and because SE is losing lately so we should forget all the good things that they invented for us?, well this is not going to happen.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Oh stop acting like that ok? I am telling the truth, if you can't accept it, I am sorry.
Anonymous, 27 Feb 2010No FM radio? Are you serious?It doesn't matter to me... I listen to my mp3 player...
Anonymous, 27 Feb 2010No FM radio? Are you serious?Yes we are! (You have 2 questions remaining)
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970come on man! thats enough! leave them alone! if you don't like the way they are, so please don't read their comments. can you do this little favor for me please?:)
majid, 27 Feb 2010Hello honey.it seems you are the mast active person in this foroum.oooooohh man!! thank you but please dont call me that again! OK?
Phoenix, 27 Feb 2010Hey daddy! we have same taste! if there was no X10, i'd definitely buy a Desire! :)Hello honey.it seems you are the mast active person in this foroum.
YourDaddy, 27 Feb 2010Who cares about these brand wars? I had an N80 and then N95. N95 was a great phone. I haven... moreHey daddy! we have same taste! if there was no X10, i'd definitely buy a Desire! :)
Who cares about these brand wars? I had an N80 and then N95. N95 was a great phone.
I haven't had SE since my K700, but fact is the X10 really appeals to me. At the moment, nothing from Nokia interests me at all.
Now, some time in the future that could change of course.
But what matters is NOW. And now X10 wins. Only other phone I'd consider is Desire but my 2 previous phones have been HTC and the audio quality and reception on both were poor.