Happy Birthday to our beloved cell phone which is just turned middle aged but still we can’t imagine life without it, We need it everywhere and anywhere and for everything it becomes the most integral part of our lives and we LOVE IT !
It was 40 years ago today that Martin Cooper, an employee at Motorola, made the first ever cell phone call from the streets of Manhattan. Cooper used the Motorola DynaTAC to dial his rival, Joel Engel, the Bell Laboratories research chief. The cell phone Cooper had helped create was ten-inches tall and weighed two and a half pounds. It would be ten years before Motorola’s DynaTAC hit the market, costing $3500 in 1983.
Mobile phone technology has come a long way since the first mobile phone call was made 40 years ago – but there is a lot more innovation ahead, according to one expert.
It was on 3 April 1973 that Motorola employee Martin Cooper made a call in New York on a Motorola DynaTAC – dubbed a “brick” due to its size and weight – which was widely regarded globally as the first public mobile phone call.