The mobile phone turns 40 today. The first cell phone call seemed like it came with a little trash talk as well.
Motorola engineer Marty Cooper made the first call to Joel Engel, a rival from the research department at Bell Labs, on April 3, 1973.
“Joel, this is Marty. I’m calling you from a cell phone, a real handheld portable cell phone.”
Cooper was seemingly rubbing in the fact that Motorola beat Bell to the punch in successfully creating the world’s first cellphone. Cooper placed the call on the chunky, 2.5 pound Motorola DynaTAC 8000x.
Do you remember your first cell phone device?