Mobile phones began to be well liked & become popular in Bangladesh in the late ’90s. The first phones were way gigantic compared to any phone of today. There was an antenna on the head of the phone, and they used to be quite burdensome to carry because of their weight. They were practically called “brick phones.” There was just one thing you could do with these phones, make a call. But these phones were quite pricey, and it was quite reputable to own such a simple mobile phone at that time. Those phones are not available on the market anymore .
At the beginning of the 20th century the somewhat smarter so-called “bar phones” or “feature phones” came. They are called “button phones” in Bangladesh. These phones had text message options, MMS, polyphonic ringtones, FM radio, 3.5 mm jack, simple games, Bluetooth and a few of them had a low-quality back camera also. Among the people of Bangladesh these feature phones gained rapid popularity. The entry-level feature phones were more priceworthy than the first generation mobile phones in Bangladesh and it offered far more features at an equivalent time. It is as a result, by that point the technology was advancing quicker, the market was growing, new brands were delivering new concepts and offers. MP3 ringtones, Mp3 player, videos, internet access through WAP etc. features also developed within the later generation of feature phones. Finnish brand Nokia was leading the feature phone market alone at that point. Phones like Nokia 3310, 1100,1110, 3210, 6600, 2600 led the local as well as global also. Now there are more brands that are offering decent quality devices with modest pricing. But Nokia still remains the foremost trustworthy name during this category. Samsung is another reliable name for the bar phone consumers that value consistent quality and sturdiness .
In the Mid 20th century, the first generation smartphones arrived within the market. Nokia kept its highest place with its N series smartphones. BlackBerry was another respectable name within the first-generation smartphone years. There still have been no touchscreen, apps, etc. There was not much to do with those devices. Accessing the web was slowly getting more popular, but it had been still possible only via a way slower GPRS technology since the 3G network arrived in Bangladesh within the year 2012. The first generation smartphones were finely designed with improved camera quality and better internal storage. Storing photos, Mp3 audio files, MP4 or video files, various ringtones, mobile themes etc. were the prime functionalities of these gadgets along with making 2G calls, sending SMS and MMS.
The first commercial Android phone was launched at the end of 2008 by HTC called HTC Dream. Within one year of its launch, Android started to remake the market entirely. Although in the market Apple iPhones with iOS, Nokia’s Symbian or BlackBerry OS phones were present, with Android store apps Android phones took the lead with its innovation and these apps were offering through the number of possibilities. After the Launch of 3G network in Q4 2012, Android phones started to get attention in Bangladesh. In the first years of Android in this south-east Asian country Symphony and Samsung were the leading names. Android has about 76% global smartphone market share as in 2019 which is expected to be much higher in Bangladesh.
Mobile gadgets in MuthoPhone can be found by brands, price range, upcoming section and so on. We also have individual pages for feature phone, mobile phone prices. to keep you informed about the latest news from the mobile phone industry a blog section is also there.