Martin Cooper Made The First Ever Cell Phone Call 40 Years Ago

Published on December 23, 2016 by techtica

In the year 1973, on the streets of New York, the motorola manager Martin Cooper (The father of mobile phones) makes history by making the first call from a handheld portable cell phone with Joel Engel, head of technology-phone giant AT&T. Nobody could have guessed at that time how much this will affect our lives. Cooper stood with a mobile phone prototype from Motorola on Sixth Avenue in New York. This first Cell Phone call was routed to landline via the first wireless communication booth at that time . Thus, the mobile phone technology was successfully demonstrated. It took four more years indeed, until the Motorola-Designed “handover” from cell to cell worked without complaints and finally on 21st September 1983, the first mobile phone called Motorola DynaTAC (Dynamic Adaptive Total Area Coverager) got the approval of the supervisory authority FCC.

Motorola DynaTAC 8000x : The First Ever Mobile Phone Of The World

This first ever mobile phone weighed 800 grams, measured 33 x 4.5 x 8.9 cm and was priced at $ 3,995.

Motorola DynaTAC


Martin Cooper very happy with his invention:

martin cooper mobile phone inventor

” Phones have gotten so complicated, so hard to use, that you wonder if this is designed for real people or for engineers.”  Martin Cooper, Mobile Phone Inventer

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