April 03, 2013

Today’s the 40th anniversary of the first cell phone call

From CNET:

Martin Cooper changed the world when he made the first cell phone call 40 years ago.

The former Motorola vice president and division manager made the call on the company’s DynaTAC phone while standing in front of the New York Hilton on Sixth Avenue. His first call: to the head of research at Bell Labs, a company that also was attempting to build the first cell phone.

Check out the rest of the article for a fun (albeit sadly Gekko-less) infographic.

Posted by John Nack at 7:03 PM on April 03, 2013


  • Bryan O'Neil Hughes — 7:38 AM on April 04, 2013

    I knew you couldn’t pass up the opportunity to reference GG!

    [Not at a moment like this, I couldn’t. ;-) –J.]

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